Friday, December 26, 2008

10 Tips for Unpacking Your "Baggage" - Tip #4

Tip #4: Rate Your Life!

Okay this tip is a fun one. Even you skeptics out there should find this to be a useful and practical tool. So here's what you do:

1. Create a chart with five columns across and six rows down.
2. In the first column, type the following categories, from top to bottom. One word per cell: Friends, Family, Love, Career, Spirituality, Health/Wellness
3. Using the four remaining columns, working from left to right, do the following:
-Rate it! Rate the category on a scale of 1-10 (10 being "everything in this area of my life is fabulous!")
-What’s Great! Type in what's great about that area of your life
-Get to 10! Type in what needs to change to make it a 10 (if it's not already a 10)
-Action Plan! Type in your action steps for getting that area to a 10.

4. Last but not least, work your action plan. Check in with it periodically to see how you're progressing. Try to do something each week towards your plan.