31 Day Reset: Day 9 – Life Map

I’m participating in the 31 Days to Reset Your Life program at Happy Black Woman. The program is designed to help you evaluate your goals and priorities and think of them in the context of your life today and how you might be able to refocus on what’s important. Read on to learn about my experience with the challenge!

Today’s exercise was to create a diagram in which you envision your ideal life. Each of the seven elements of life that we discussed on Day 2 were what we looked at to create this diagram.

I first took each of the seven areas and listed my ideal vision for them. After, I drew a circle in the middle (with my name in it) and seven circles coming from it that listed each of these areas. I took two of my main points for each one and wrote them next to it.

Lifestyle: Regular leisure time, living in a comfortable and stimulating environment

Work: Career where I can empower others, variety of tasks

Education: Continue to give and receive from the MNA program, don’t turn to costly education at every turn

Finances: Clear budget that can be followed easily, paying off debt and saving regularly

Health: Stable condition and healthy way of dealing with symptoms, stable mental health in regards to stress and anxiety

Family: Good balance of family and other commitments, supportive relationship

Relationships: Loving and supportive relationship, secure with knowing nothing is guaranteed

My map is now on my wall directly above my computer, next to my most important values. Great exercise to verify where I’d like to be in all of these areas.