We live in a society where the most popular New Year’s Resolution is weight loss. Many people are so concerned with what they put on their plates, that other important things tend to fall by the wayside.
But speaking of keeping your plates healthy, I wanted to focus on a different kind of plate: your Life Plate.
I think of Life as a huge buffet busting at the seams with wonderful people, places, opportunities, and choices.
And like at you’re favorite Chinese lunch buffet, you have a choice as to what you put on your Life Plate.
You can choose to fill your plate with things that make you immediately happy, but end up leaving you feeling empty and tired.
You can lose all willpower and fill your plate with facades and lose sight of who you really are.
You can also choose to fill your plate with shoulds (things you think you should do, be, say, etc.) that ultimately end up making you feel anxious and overwhelmed.
Or, you could think of your Life Plate as a balanced, healthy plate filled with people and things that fuel you and make you feel your best. (Always remembering to save room for dessert )
As 2012 comes to a close, I encourage you to take a look at your Life Plate. Is it full of junk, or is it full of things you need?
Like a huge serving of faith (whatever that looks like to you), a heaping helping of family and meaningful relationships, all heavily seasoned with compassion (for yourself and others), genuine relaxation, and FUN.
Think about it.
Let’s chat – What’s currently filling up your Life Plate? What could be dumped into the garbage disposal, and what could be added?