Today, we are talking about assessing the quality of our self care. I'm a big believer in the fact that you can't change what you don't understand about yourself. Our feelings and emotions are data points and we can even use them to determine the quality of our care and how it is (or isn't) meeting our needs.
If you didn't get a chance to take the assessment for yourself, feel free to
To listen to this short, 8-minute "episode" click below and if you want to see how my assessments panned out - please read on.
You can see I took my list and plotted them where it felt right to me. Some of these are soul care activities for me and some of them allow me to check out.
Then I used my phone and my calendar to put loose numbers (for these instructions pull up the assessment here). Some of these are guesses for the full month, but it still gives me a rough idea of where I stand. Here is the thing, if these are my numbers and I am still feeling depleted and worn out, then this data point tells me that I probably need to start planning more activities that feed my soul and/or decrease activities that allow me to check out.
The goal here is not to have an even balance. It's to ask yourself the question:
"Do I have the right quality of care in my life based on how I am feeling right now?" If not, then it is time to make some changes.
Drop me some feedback. I'd love to hear your thoughts. What have you discovered about the quality of your self care and do you need to make changes to get to a better place?