Am I really happy?
When was the last time you took a good look at what makes you happy?
If you said, “I think about this every day Denise and I have a gratitude practice and often call to mind the aspects of my life that make me happy.”
Celebrate that you’re already deeply aware of and connecting to the parts of your life that bring you happiness.
But, if you said, “What do I have to be happy about?” or “I haven’t felt truly happy in a long time,” then this Holistic Assessment may help you to discover what really does bring you happiness.
Also, you are not being selfish if you ask the question, “Am I really happy?”
I hear this a lot from clients.
You deserve to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. It is essential that you stop every few months and assess your feelings about your life.
I believe that you deserve to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.
When I do this exercise with a client, we go through these major areas of life using this visual and the following questions.
Feel free to write in your own “aspects” in your circle; the aspects represent the parts of your life that you find most important, and you make a priority above all else.
Think about your happiness level with each of these eight areas of life. Place a dot inside each slice representing how pleased or displeased you are in that area.
For example: Say you are starting with the “Career” slice and you are very happy with your job currently. You’d place a dot inside of your career slice as close to the outside of the circle as possible.
Alternatively, if you’re very unhappy with the amount of love that you feel, you’d place the dot as close to the center of the circle as possible. See the example below:
Then, you can see what your “circle” will look like once you place your dots accordingly. Once you have your dots, you can trace your dots around the circle so you can see how bumpy your “circle” is, it’s amazing how this simple activity can physically show your imbalances.
Now that you see where your imbalances are, it’s time to make a plan of action so you can move forward knowing what steps to take to make movement in your goals.
For each aspect of your life, spend some quiet, quality time answering these questions:
What is causing an imbalance in my happiness in this aspect of my life? Yes, please be honest with yourself when asking, “Am I really happy?”
How does this imbalance show up in my daily life?
Which steps could I take to create more happiness within this aspect of my life?
Imagine what your life looks like in 5 years when you truly feel happy in all aspects of your life?
Enjoy this transformational process as it really helps you to get clear and focused on what’s most important in your life. Then you can begin to remove those things, people, or obstacles that stand in the way of your happiness.
I’d love to hear how it goes for you! Email me firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. Knowing what you want out of your life can be the biggest hurdle to achieving it. I’ve worked with many clients who don’t know what they want, only that they aren’t happy with what they have right now.
I have an extensive toolbox of techniques to help reframe your past experiences, rewire your belief systems, and retrain your thoughts and actions.
These techniques will help you overcome any obstacle standing between you and what you truly desire. I’ll coach you through a process of reflecting and casting a vision for your future.
What do you aspire to move towards? What do you want your future to look like?
You’ll learn to look inside and listen to your own powerful voice. I would love to help you. Let’s chat soon.