A few months ago, I took a short, free course on a thriving life by Brooke Snow. It was really refreshing. It was a series of four videos with just some ways to get your life back in balance. One of the things she talked about was writing out all of your “branches,” meaning all the roles you take on as an individual. To give this exercise a try I wrote down the three main branches that I take on in my life – a wife, a photographer, and a teacher. For each one of these, I wrote down what I did and did not want to be. Things like: kissing my husband everyday; building students up instead of tearing them down; never forgetting where I started from. It was sort of difficult, but it was also a process of great self-reflection. I also made a list of things I needed to stop doing (wasting time on facebook, for example). Overall, this helped me to re-focus on the type of person I want to be, and what kind of life I want to have because of it. It was really nice 🙂 Now I keep these in a place where I can find and see them easily and just remind myself of who I really want to be.
I’m a big believer in self-reflection (maybe its the teacher in me), but I think it really can do wonders for the soul to help get your life and goals back on track! You should give it a try!!
I’m going to start implementing little things I’ve learned and created to help my life be more simple and meaningful. I’ll definitely be sharing these things as I do them!