Updated: Jan 17, 2020
Overwhelming debt. Marriages on life support. Time bandits that leave no room for family, friends, or fun. This is what our modern-day culture has brought us to. And it all adds up to overscheduled and overworked lives that are out of balance.
Luckily, there’s a solution.
This 7-step formula, based on the bestselling book series, Oola: Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World, is one I use with clients because it’s designed to quickly lower stress and make space for a life of purpose, success and satisfaction:
Fitness: Eliminating sugar, processed foods, bad fats and addictive substances — emphasizing whole foods instead — brings about the mental clarity, confidence and high energy needed to focus on goals in the other 6 areas of your life.
Finance: Eliminating debt — and the accompanying stress it brings — returns personal finances to a more manageable routine where monthly budgeting, auto-saving for retirement, and planning major purchases are the norm.
Family: If you’re not working on your marriage, you’re working on your divorce. Additionally, focusing on your inner circle family members (and protecting them from toxic family “outliers”) eliminates drama and creates a safe environment for kids to grow.
Field: Studies show up to 70% of people hate their jobs. If that describes you, creating a plan to safely transition into a new role (or new field entirely) is key to finding balance.
Faith: While I don’t tell clients what to believe, having an active faith walk — with prayerful meditation time, church affiliation, and regular study — keeps people balanced.
Friends: Friends influence our life, career and relationship decisions, so “reverse-engineering” the friendships you want is crucial. And friends who create drama? Decide whether to have a crucial conversation or simply unfriend, unfollow, delete.
Fun: Adding everyday fun and bigger “bucket list” trips and experiences not only adds to the joy of life, it delivers physiological benefits like lower stress and beneficial human connection. Yet too many adults plan to wait until retirement. Fun is necessary.
Achieving a life of contentment, vibrant good health, ample finances, and supportive relationships is what I help clients with. Contact me to start working on your 7 areas and getting the life you dream of and deserve.