Positive psychology tells us what we
visualize creates our reality.
At the end of each semester, my intent is to leave my students with one final lesson that will bring together a few of the main topics and teachings of the past sixteen weeks. I have never liked simply ending with the students handing in their exams or me simply returning a final grade. That seems like such an anti-climatic end.
Each semester’s end sees a bit of a different twist. Some semesters the students engage in the Marshmallow Challenge. Other times, I have finished with a session addressing change. And there have been semesters where we looked at how excuses can derail the march toward our dreams.
This term, I presented the students with a five-step model to help them move toward a life of well-being and balance.
On June 5, I will be facilitating a webinar on this topic. For today, let me give you the overview of these five steps using the acronym V-PEER ™.
- Visualize. If you want a life of well-being and balance, start by visualizing what that looks like to you. Be as specific as you can. Write it down.
- Prioritize. How are you investing your time? Do you know—really know—where your days, weeks, and months go? It’s difficult to move toward the goal with any consistency if you have not carved out the time to take care of the non-negotiable elements of your life.
- Exorcise. Identify any fears that may be holding you back. Are they real? Imagined? Insurmountable?
- Exercise. We all have six dimensions of life. Each one has an impact on the other. Which is your strongest? Weakest? How can you strengthen and enhance each one?
- Realize. If you faithfully follow the four steps above (visualize, prioritize, exorcise, and exercise) you will have a wonderful chance of realizing—reaching—your visualized state of well-being and balance.
Video recommendation for the week:
Positive Psychology tells us that what we visualize shapes our reality.
What is shaping your reality of well-being and balance?
Enjoy your week—and H.T.R.B. as needed!
If you enjoyed this blog post, you may be interested in my next webinar. On June 5, I will offer a special encore edition of my personal well-being webinar. I will expand on the V.P.E.E.R. model above. Click here to register now for “Five Steps to Build Habits of Well-being and Balance.” Or go to my website for registration information.
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