Life Areas

Financial
This area is about your relationship with money and other material possessions. This includes short-term and long-term plans and how you are preparing for them. 

Actions to consider:

  • Participate in a financial planning seminar
  • Reduce monthly expenses by designated amount
  • Develop a budget
  • Allocate specific amount of savings each week
  • Sell or refinance your home
  • Visit a financial planner
  • Evaluate tax savings opportunities
  • Reassess discretionary spending
  • Have a constructive conversation about financial goals with spouse or significant other
  • Consolidate credit card debt
  • Sell a vehicle or buy a more economical one
  • Eliminate impulse purchases
  • Track spending
  • Bike or take the bus to save on gas
  • Pay cash for all purchases
  • Seek a second job
  • Hold a garage sale or sell possessions online

Physical
This area focuses on taking care of your physical body. Eating right and exercising; managing your health and well being, and having a positive self-image.

Actions to consider: 

  • Schedule a physical
  • Exercise
  • Join a gym
  • Quit smoking
  • Track your food intake
  • Try a new hairstyle
  • Drink 8 – 8oz glasses of water a day
  • Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep every night
  • Set a weight loss goal
  • Make healthy food choices
  • Sign up for a marathon or other physical challenge
  • Participate in a yoga program
  • Bring lunch to work
  • Buy organic or healthy food items
  • Join a weight loss program or support group
  • Research a new fashion style
  • Start a walking or running routine
  • Join a wellness program
  • Read a health or wellness book

Emotional
This area concentrates on creating feelings of accomplishment, organization, self-control, and discipline. This is also about breaking free from dependencies and bad habits.

Actions to consider:

  • Make a daily lists of 2 – 3 things to accomplish and complete them
  • Limit TV watching
  • Limit time with social media
  • Start a hobby
  • Read a book on specific topic
  • Seek help/counseling with an addiction or dependency
  • Join a support group/network
  • Clean out closets or drawers
  • Limit commitments and say no to further obligations
  • Use a planner or organizing system
  • Write down one thing that you are grateful for each day  
  • Join a weight management/wellness program
  • Sign up for motivational workshop or audiotape
  • Identify stress management techniques
  • Begin a mediation program

Professional
This area explores ways to use your time and talents in a meaningful way. It is about expanding your knowledge and building new skills and capabilities.

Actions to consider:

  • Explore skills, talents, interests, and aptitudes with a career counselor
  • Discuss career goals with your boss
  • Seek a mentor and set up time to meet at least once this month
  • Explore career options with a trusted advisor
  • Take an online class
  • Start a new hobby
  • Teach others a skill or hobby
  • Identify and apply for a new job
  • Take a job inventory or career assessment
  • Attend a job fair or a trade show
  • Research careers/companies on the Internet
  • Identify a networking resource and make contact
  • Update your resume
  • Create (or update) a LinkedIn® profile
  • Attend a professional conference
  • Read or listen to a career development book
  • Explore a new business venture
  • Volunteer for an important cause
  • Enroll in college or trade school

Relationship
This area examines personal relationships in your life. It is about building meaningful connections with those in your path.  

Actions to consider:

  • Seek counseling to improve relationships
  • Identify fun things to do with your spouse/significant other
  • Sign up for a marriage encounter weekend
  • Set aside time to talk about an important issue
  • Spend time listening to a friend
  • Write a letter of appreciation to someone important
  • Seek honest advice from a friend
  • Reexamine friendships; invest time wisely
  • Plan or practice having a difficult conversation
  • Reconnect with an old friend
  • Write a letter of forgiveness
  • Join a club, social or church group
  • Set up a night out with good friends  
  • Become a Big Brother/Big Sister®
  • Mail a handwritten card to a important person in your life
  • Set up a date night or family night
  • Send a card, flowers or cookies to a friend or family member

Spiritual
This area is the core of embracing who you are and what you are meant to be. It is the center of having a thriving life.  

Actions to consider:

  • Spend some time each day in prayer
  • Learn meditation and/or meditate daily
  • Read the Bible
  • Join a spiritual study
  • Join a church or spiritual center
  • Attend a worship service
  • Spend time reading faith-based books
  • Ask someone about their faith
  • Share your faith
  • Participate in a daily devotion
  • Listen to faith-based music
  • Go on a retreat
  • Begin a prayer journal
  • Lead a faith-based support group
  • Go on a mission trip
  • Engage in random acts of kindness
  • Spend quiet time in nature; Be still