If trying to maintain balance in your life leaves you feeling like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy, life can feel like a three-ring circus. Take this quiz to see how well you are meeting responsibilities, while also recognizing and fulfilling personal needs and desires.
1: I achieve a balanced life by nurturing myself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. True/False
2: Nurturing myself enlarges my capacity to help others. True/False
3: I eat healthy foods, exercise regularly and refuel myself through rest. True/False
4: I invest in regular preventive health care and wellness, along with timely treatment of any illnesses. True/False
5: I set aside personal, quiet time for myself, whether I’m meditating, journaling or simply letting my thoughts drift. True/False
6: I experience the gifts of each season outside and indoors. True/False
7: Creativity nurtures me, too. I do what I love, whether that’s cooking, drawing, painting, writing, dancing, singing or another creative pursuit. True/False
8: Reaching out to others enriches my life. I spend quality time with family and friends. True/False
9: Contributing to the world provides connection and purpose. I invest my time, energy and experience where it can best serve the Highest Good for all. True/False
10: I notice the emotional signals that tell me I’m out of balance: irritability, overwhelm and resentment. I invest my attention and energy in restoring my sense of Wholeness. True/False
11: I notice the physical signs of illness. Realizing I may have stressed my immune system with overactivity or stress, I stop, take care of myself and adjust my perspective and commitments. True/False
12: I do not overcommit myself. I say “no” to additional requests for my time when I realize they will put my mental, physical, emotional or spiritual wellbeing in jeopardy. True/False
13: I listen to and honor the requests my body makes for such things as a nap, a walk, green vegetables and hot soup. True/False
14: If I have something planned for myself, I don’t just toss that aside when someone makes a request of me. True/False
15: No matter how busy I may be, I make time for the things that bring me joy and fulfillment. True/False
16: My life is a Journey to Wholeness. I experience deep peace, lasting joy and meaningful relationships. True/False
If you answered false more often than true, one of the best ways to begin shifting to a greater sense of fulfillment is to identify baby steps that will move you in the direction of better balance.
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