Why do we keep doing things that take lots of time and energy and yield little benefit? Why do we ignore or under do those activities that can most enhance our lives.
An age old question with no real answer.....
Sometimes we need a visual to help us make better choices. Check out this simple grid I created:
It's simple to understand, harder to act on, right? I was feeling in a funk today (we had to say goodbye to our 16 year old poodle, Jet, last night). I get reflective about life when I am in a funk. Does that happen to you? It's a good time to take stock in what I am doing and make adjustments.
Click on this link to download and print off this grid in a one page exercise.
There are two important considerations for the exercise:
1. Include as many activities as possible. Take the time to be thorough.
2. Define "reward" wisely. This is the key, isn't it? We will each define rewards differently, but we need to be clear so we can put activities in the right boxes. And what you find rewarding might change over time. How you define rewards ought to align with your goals and how you define success.