Rebooting on our First day of Camp!
We’ve all come to Reboot Boot Camp with different ideas of what we want! So, to help make sure you hit my goals for you and you achieve your own goals, we’re taking a few minutes to check out our well-being and identifying our reboot goals! Together, we’re going to work to create more of what you want in your life.
This well-being assessment and meant to get your wheels turning about what you may be wanting more of in life and in each day or maybe what you want less of each day. After all, giving ourselves permission to take some things off our plates can be an incredible boost to our well-being, productivity or time in our day.
There are no right or wrong answers. Think of this as a chance to just sit and check-in with yourself and ask yourself, “how am I?” So, simply follow along below and try to be as honest as possible. We’ll use our handy dandy well-being wheel and we’ll go through the well-being categories together. This will help you create goals that speak to you.
Alright, Let’s Reboot Our Well-Being!
Sit back, grab your morning coffee or tea and let’s check-in with ourselves.
1. Print out the Reboot Your Well-Being Tool.
2. Grab a pen. We’re going to go through each area of well-being on your wheel. Simply think through each aspect of your well-being. On a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being “ugh, do I really have to think about this? ” and 5 being “I am rocking it!”, rate how you’re feeling in each of the following areas:
Physical Health –
Do I feel strong? How's my energy through the day? How is my balance? How is my cardiovascular and heart function? How is my agility? ( If you have an illness, take this into account. In other words, do you feel as good as you can with a new set of circumstances?)
How is my sleep? Do I get enough sleep? How am I fueling myself? Do I consume mostly whole, fresh foods? How much added sugar do I consume? Do I consume 3 - 5 fruits and vegetables each day?
Do I have physical symptoms of stress such as back and neck pain, grinding teeth, clenched jaw, hives or rash, headaches, cold hands or feet, nausea, nail biting, or frequent colds to name a few?
Emotional Health –
Do I feel like I’m able to cope with stressors? Do I feel fulfilled? How is my resilience? Do I view setbacks as a challenge rather than an obstacle? How is my focus? How are my relationships? Do I have someone I can talk to? Do I have an optimistic mindset? Do I have feelings of hopelessness? Overwhelming anxiety? Do I have fun or engage in relaxing activities? (this goes in lots of categories)
Do I have symptoms of excessive stress like difficulty concentrating? Periods of crying? Excessive drinking, spending or smoking? Feeling hopeless, impatient, angry or loss of interest in activities I used to enjoy? Sleep difficulties?
Intellectual Health – Do I feel challenged? Are I mentally stimulated? Do I play? Do I have trouble accomplishing goals each day?
Community and Spiritual: Do i feel like I’m a part of something bigger than myself? Do I have a group you feel a part of? Do I have a purpose? Do I feel connected?
Environment – How is the world around me? My home? Is it cluttered? Is my refrigerator organized? My community? Is it loud? Safe?
Financial – Are I mindful of my expenses? How much do I know about my finances? Do I plan for the future? Don’t worry, your health here isn’t necessarily judged on how much money you have but rather how you manage what you have. Believe me, this is almost a universal stressor!
After you’ve rated yourself in each area. Now, without judgement, I want you to think about what comes up for you when you think about ways to improve in each area. List them in no particular order, with no judgement, just whatever comes into your head.
After you’ve done this exercise, simply sit back and review what you wrote.
What thoughts are coming up for you when you look at what you wrote? How would you like to feel? What’s something you’d like to achieve? What’s something you’d like to work on this week? Don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to change everything. Simply choose one to three achievable things. For example, don’t say I’m going to clean out my entire house. Maybe instead simply pledge to spend 10 minutes cleaning up a corner of your desk each day for a week. Or, maybe if you eat out every day and want to cook more, I’m going to cook at home 3 days this week. Remember, I’ll be giving you challenges so you can even say, achieve the weekly challenges :)
Remember, little changes can set big change in motion!
3. Now, write them down.
Take all those great thoughts, ideas, and concise goals. Write them down. Now, look at what you wrote down and choose 1 to 3 goals for this week and for the program overall. Put them somewhere that you can see them. The act of writing them down and placing them where you can see them is powerful!
You now have a guide to what you’re wanting for yourself today and for the program! We’ll look at this again as we go along.