How often do you hear those words? Every magazine has something about shaping up one way or another. So what does this mean to you? The more I think about it and the older I get the more it means to me. It is never too late to shape up. I am not just talking about your weight, because that is usually the first thing that comes to mind.
Shaping up can mean so many different things. For instance, financially: getting your finances in shape could alleviate a lot of your stress and you can focus on your financial dreams and desires. You do need to know what your financial situation is all about. Don’t think for one minute that it is ever too late to get this in order because every day you leave it is one more day that you could be a bit more financially secure. There is always someone out there who can help you sort out this aspect of your life. So find someone you are comfortable with and shape up your money situation.
Another shape up for me that is always important and always needs attention is my attitude. Shaping up my attitude means always staying positive and not letting negativity get in the way of my best self. It is not always easy to work on one's attitude because there are so many variables that stand in the way. Relationships are one of them and they can really have a huge influence on the attitude you are working on. The more you realise there are better ways of handling difficult and pressurizing situations, the more you will need to adjust your attitude. When you are faced with a lot of despondency, an attitude adjustment will save the day.
Shape up your body is the obvious one, yet there are so many areas that come with feeling good about ourselves. So never forget to go back and check what really is in your control, because losing weight and getting that longed-for body is not the only area that needs special attention.
Here is a reminder of your life satisfaction checklist:
- Contribution to others
- Leisure and fun
- Friends/social life
- Self esteem/status
If you have never done a life satisfaction check and would like to see what your life heartbeat is all about please go to the link and feel free to email LifeworX.