We all dream of a better life but few do anything about it. I decided I would spend 3 years focusing only on creating a life I was happy with.
What were my priorities? quit office life, have enough money, time for family & friends, fit & healthy…
So I decided to be methodical about this, because I strongly believe there are a number of things and steps that everyone needs to take to be in a position to fly by their own wings. Below are links to the changes I decided to make, in the order I thought best for lasting change.
Reason for change?
|Get more energy||To be able to do more than work, eat, sleep||May 2011|
|Get to right weight||Even more energy and feel good about myself||Jul 2011|
|Make some time||Cut out the crap and focus on the important||Aug 2011|
|(Re) Find my passion(s)||The only way to be truly happy: live with passion||Sept 2011|
|Get mind working for me||Be fully in charge of your mind/ emotion||Nov 2011|
|Work on a side project||Important escape office: start something new||Dec 2011|
|Make even more time||Knowing what I want means cut out what I don’t||Jan 2012|
|Stay motivated||Road bumps on a journey should be just that||Feb 2012|
|Plan escape route||Laying down the plan makes it happen. Period.||Mar 2012|
|Prepare to resign||Having succeeded at getting to the edge: Jump!||May 2012|
|Leave office job||Because life is for the taking, for the living||July 2012|
Posts on steps needed to do each of the above can be found at end of this page.
The key question we should be asking ourselves is where are we today? Honestly, how happy are we today on the different segments of our lives?
Having done tons of thinking/ research/ questioning, I came up with a number of tools which I have uploaded for you. A good place to start is the a downloadable sheet called the Wheel of Life: a great way to understand where you are in your life and where you want to get to.
Getting married in May, about 1 stone over weight (14 stone) and growing, energy levels low, career going nowhere in particular due to the financial crisis, finances ok, no time for much more than work, family and 1 night out a week. Exercise definitely taking a back seat due to time and injuries.
Overall lifestyle feels more like surviving than actually living daily.
Steady weight at 12.5 stone, high energy levels to always be ready for action/ fun, a great Dad who has lots of time to spend with his kid (a must), have enough money coming in but without working so much I cannot enjoy my life.
Overall a relaxed and fun life, where the things that matter take centre stage.
The hard bit… but after a lot of thinking and experimenting, my recommendation is you focus on the following areas of this site and in the following order: