If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy, life can feel like a circus – and one where we’re not enjoying the show.

Take this quiz to see how well you meet your responsibilities, whilst recognising and fulfilling personal needs and wants.

T = True  F= False

T   F: 1. The only way I can successfully manage my life is to take care of myself physically and emotionally.

T   F: 2. Nurturing myself enlarges my capacity to help others.

T   F: 3. I eat healthfully and exercise regularly.

T   F: 4. I get check-ups, go to the dentist, and take preventative precautions.

T   F: 5. I set aside personal, quiet time for myself, whether I’m meditating or simply letting my thoughts drift.

T   F: 6. I experience the gifts of each season: ice skating, sledging, bundled-up beach walks; gardening, hiking, more time outside; camping, swimming, barbeques; harvesting the bounty,  spending more time inside / outside.

T   F: 7. Creativity nurtures me, too. I do what I love, whether that’s cooking, drawing, painting, writing, dancing, singing or another creative pursuit.

T   F: 8. Reaching out to others enriches my life. I spend quality time with family and friends.

T   F: 9. Contributing to the world provides connection and purpose, so I give my time, energy and experience where it is most useful.

T   F: 10. I notice and heed the following emotional signals that tell me I’m out of balance: irritability, overwhelm, resentment.

T   F: 11. If I feel that I’m catching a cold, I realize I may have stressed my immune system with overactivity, so I stop and take care of myself.

T   F: 12. When I need or want to, I say “no” to requests for my time.

T   F: 13. I listen to and honor the requests my body makes for such things as a nap, a walk, green vegetables, hot soup.

T   F: 14. If I have something planned for myself, I don’t just toss that aside when someone makes a request of me.

T   F: 15. I’m busy, but I find time to do the things I want to do.

T   F: 16. I’m happy. I regularly experience well-being, contentment, even joy.

 

If you answered false more often than true, you may want to take a look at the questions to which you answered false and see if you can incorporate something of its message into your life. If you’d like to explore this issue further, call Core Sense on  0845 643 9668.

Author’s content used under license, © 2011 Claire Communications

Naomi Martell-Bundock

CEO at Core Sense
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Naomi is a wonderful, caring, compassionate and creative coach who has helped me see a clearer way ahead on many occasions! She asks insightful questions and allows me to come to answers with encouragement and support along the way.
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Lindsay de Swart

Parenting Coach

Heightened awareness is the cornerstone of communication … of personal, professional and leadership development. Naomi is a finely tuned human being - a first class teacher and highly focused coach. I hired Naomi’s services with the express purpose of building a heightened sense of awareness. This has empowered me to be far more present in the stillness of the moment and to really hear in depth what is being said, with significant benefits to clients as well as in my personal life. I would strongly recommend that you work with Naomi to discover these benefits for yourself.

Denis Roberts

Coach

Naomi is an excellent coach; she is an expert at identifying deep rooted emotional issues and enabling the remedying of them. I really enjoyed working with her and would happily recommend her to anyone who's in need of some emotional spring cleaning.

Emma O'Brien

Award-winning Photographer

Naomi is a wonderful, caring, compassionate and creative coach who has helped me see a clearer way ahead on many occasions! She asks insightful questions and allows me to come to answers with encouragement and support along the way.
She is a great family coach and works brilliantly with addressing parenting issues that can make any parent question their ability to manage family life! I highly recommend her.

Lindsay de Swart

Parenting Coach

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