Do you prioritize money over emotional wellness?
Odd question, right?
I ask because I want to gauge whether I can help you shift your thinking from the prioritization of income to the prioritization of overall wellness——which, by the way, does not exclude money.
When I set up my day based on what I need to bring in (read: money), I find myself more stressed, and more inclined to feel like a victim of whatever people, processes, or emotions come into my experience for that day.
On the contrary, when I start my day with the intention to maintain a sense of deliberate intention, genuine fulfillment, and an insistence of minimal stress, things flow quite differently.
Let me show you what I mean:
The Money-focused Route
- Wake up.
- Check email.
- Respond to some emails.
- Delete unwanted emails.
- Schedule promotional status updates and tweets.
- Answer phone whenever it rings.
- Check email again (and again).
- Read through Facebook timeline/comment when inspired.
- Look through finances and assess timelines.
- Look through client prospect lists and make follow-up contacts.
- Wrack my brain for ways to earn more money faster.
- Feel stressed.
- Eat comfort foods.
- Avoid any activities resembling exercise.
What about you?
When you’re focused on money, how does it affect the design of your day?
When I get some feedback, I’ll share some of the strategies I use to shift my daily Life Design, and see if I can make some suggestions based on your specific responses.