The first week of my ‘Big Holiday’ has flown by. 5 weeks left to review, relax and recharge so that I’m ready for September. I've been making the most of the sunshine by sitting in the garden (cheeky mid-afternoon beer anyone?) and generally pottering around, eating the occasional ice-cream.
However, if you are anything like me, this switching off business can be hard, especially when there are loose ends, or whole schemes of work in my case (;/), still flittering over my consciousness like an irritating fly from July.
The wellbeing wheel
In my previous post, I blogged about the wellbeing wheel. This tool allows us to assess 10 areas of our lives, giving each a score out of 10 – 1-3 suffering, 4-6 surviving, 7-10 thriving. It is a ‘wheel’ as each aspect impacts on the others, and our holistic wellbeing.
Nutrition and Exercise
Rest and sleep
Social – friends, family and community
Career / work
Fun, play and creativity
My wellbeing wheel update
From completing this exercise, three areas stood out at this moment in time: Nutrition and exercise , my physical environment and money and finances. So, what have I been doing about them?
Nutrition and exercise
Exercise: I have been to yoga three times this week (all in the morning) and swimming once (early afternoon). If I could fit in a run, perfect. These are three forms of exercise I love and the holidays give me time to do them.
Nutrition: Not great. In my mind I wanted to lose half a stone before my holidays, but this is not going to happen. This is something I’m working through – body image and my critical inner talk. It takes up a lot of headspace and it is not a positive or productive use of space!
Work: The aim was to go in this week, have a general tidy up and cull my resources – they are breeding. Have I done this? No. I needed a break from the place so I’m aiming to visit twice next week. I am a believer in outer order, inner calm. However, it is not something that comes naturally to me!
Home: I’ve had a wardrobe clear out and tidied up my bedroom a little. I would say this is a work in SLOW progress. So many things I want to do, but it’ll take time and…
This is the area I’ve made some headway in. I’ve arranged a loan so I can upgrade my bathroom, boiler and guttering. I cannot wait to have a lovely, soothing bathroom to chill out in. This should all be done within the next few weeks 😊
Please let me know if you have been working on your own wellbeing goals!