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#422 The Wheel of Life with GizzA Creations


I read all the time on Facebook and hear from others that many of us seem to be feeling out of balance these days. There are many stressor's in our environment; some of these stressor's are new and some of them have been there so long we no longer recognize them as stress. When we notice that our car feels out of alignment, we know what to do; we bring the car to our mechanic and give it a service. But what do we do for ourselves? The answer is normally rest, take time out, laugh, enjoy but a service as such.. Never,  for me anyhow. It normally takes a sick me to teach myself that I am out of balance. Especially in the Winter time.
Where are you out of balance? Is it that you’re not fulfilled by work? Or is it that you’re overwhelmed by family responsibilities? Relationship problems? When was the last time you engaged in self-care, ie: All about you! Sometimes it takes pen to paper to figure it out. One diagnostic tool I find helpful is the wheel of life. The wheel of life is a simple tool consisting of a circle divided into segments, each representing the key areas of your life. To create one is as simple as drawing a circle and dividing it into parts (six and eight are most common). You then label each as one of the core parts of your life. These parts will vary for each person. Examples include: health; relationships (together or divided into intimate relationships and friends and family); finances;  work; and personal growth. You can come up with other categories that fit your life.
On a scale (usually of 0-5), you grade where your life is in that segment. What you ask yourself on the wheel of life is up to you, but it’s usually one of two questions: 1) How much attention am I giving to that part of my life? and 2) How fulfilled do I currently feel in that area of my life? Again, you can generate another question of your own design!
A completed wheel of life is a rather stark visual representation of your life. It will demonstrate–in black, white or color (your choice!)–the areas of your life that are being attended to (or not) or in which you are feeling fulfilled (or not). The goal–at least for most of us!–is to move towards a wheel that is balanced, so that life’s ride is as smooth as possible. That doesn't mean, however, that you need to get the same score in each category. For example, at any point in time a certain area of your life may demand or you may want to give a certain area of your life more attention; that is your choice. If you do that, it doesn't necessarily mean you’re out of balance. In order to make a judgment about that, I recommend that you do a comparison of what you’d like your ideal score to be vs. what your actual score is at this moment in time.
I hope you’ll give it a spin! When you do, let me know how it worked for you.
Wearing the beautiful dress from GizzA Creations, I bring to you our destination for today: - 

Destination: - @ GizzA Creations <3

Dress: - GizzA - Laila Dress (New) @ GizzA Creations 
Necklace: - Suha Stones (Coral) - (New) @ Indy & Co 
Wheel: - Shiny Shabby Gift - Ship's Wheel @ Reverie - Shiny Shabby Event
Hair: - Truth Hair Bijou

Pose: - Belle 2 @ Bauhaus Movement

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