Personal excellence is reflected in direct proportion to the positive investment we make in ourselves. It is the outcome of intentional, strategic, and informed self- care in all of the major areas of our life.
Are you investing in yourself?
Are you investing well in yourself?
If you can answer “yes” to these questions, then you probably are. If you can not, then read on!
- Do you feel at peace with how you live and who you are?
- Do you feel connected to people places and things in ways that have meaning and value to you?
- Do you trust yourself and the decisions you make because they come from you and are based on your beliefs?
The information I will be sharing today is not intended to be a quick fix. Instead, this is more of a guided invitation to really begin looking at your life, inside and out, so that you may begin a conscious exploration to discover all of who you are. You are the single greatest resource you will ever have. This month I would like to begin part one of a five part series on “The Possibilities of You!” Read on for more information.
The Possibilities of YOU
You have within you more resources of energy than
have ever been tapped, more talent than has ever
been exploited, more strength than has ever been
tested, and more to give than you have ever given.
~ Loehr and Scwartz
5 Dimensions of Possibility
In every life, there are five dimensions that are uniquely combined to make us all individuals. These five dimensions of our life are:
These five life dimensions hold the key to your highest self. How you view them, manage them, and express them will determine who you are, the quality of your life and your ultimate satisfaction with your life. The five dimensions of possibility will be the structure around which I build this five-part series. Today our focus is on the most basic of all of the dimensions: Physical.
Physical health can best be measured in the quality and quantity of energy available to us at all times. Variables that most significantly impact the level of physical energy available to us are:
- Stress/Exertion and Recovery Cycle
The most basic thing we can do for ourselves is to eat right, sleep regularly (on a consistent schedule) and exercise.
We are all made of energy which can be expanded or diminished. So instead of focusing on creating more time in our lives (because we can’t, time is fixed) we have the option instead to focus on how to expand our energy potential.
Energy capacity diminishes both with overuse and with underuse. Therefore, we must balance the energy that we expend and be sure to create intermittent periods of renewal (rest or recovery). To meet increased demands in our lives, we must learn to build and strengthen capabilities (be they physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual or social) wherever we are lacking.
Think of one thing that you can begin doing today that will increase your energy potential and physical health. Are you willing to commit to doing this, starting today? Maybe it is as simple as drinking one less cup of coffee in the morning, or taking the stairs at work, instead of the elevator. Maybe your energy change has to do with sleep – going to bed at a set time and awaking at a set time each day. Nourish yourself with a commitment to improve your health. Remember, there is no greater resource that you will ever have than your very self. Be sure to explore all of the possibilities of experiencing the highest form of who you are and who you can be.