Today we will talk about the 10 Areas of Life.
An idea that I created based on everything I learned in these years, about Western Medicine, Eastern Medicine, Philosophy, Coaching and Psychology. Focused on why there are successful, healthy and happy people. And why does not everyone reach their goals in life or simply have a poor quality of life.
The objective of these 10 Areas of Life is to reflect and understand where we are and where we are going according to how we invest our resources.
Start by scoring each area, from 1 to 10, and note:
In what area of life are you not getting what you want? What can you do about it in this or another area to help you improve your life?
Keep in mind that all areas are related and affect each other for better or for worse.
The areas where you invest the most time, energy and money are where you will get the best results.
Small changes in a certain area will bring big changes in the long run.
You do not need to have 10 in all areas, that is not possible, but a minimum is needed in each area, they must be compensated so that they do not collapse and negatively affect the others. So many of my patients invest all their time and energy in work, in the financial area of work and then want to harvest a loving area of 10!
Others deny the sexual part, instead of channeling that energy into something productive, they repress and damage their body.
There are also those who completely neglect the spiritual area, which can lead them to face an existential crisis, or simply feel a sense of emptiness in their lives, of misery.
Every day we have the opportunity to start a new life, based on our actions, thoughts and habits!
1. Motivation / Recreation
Having a motivation that inspires and excites us completely changes our life experience, affecting everything we do. You could say that we must find a purpose in our lives, something that motivates us to keep going, to get up each day with energy to do what we want.
Recreation is important to recharge and move forward, especially in difficult or uncertain times. If we find the balance between work and recreation, we will be healthier and more productive.
2. Emotional / Mental
The emotional area is essential to maintain balance and health, let’s start by recognizing that all emotions are important and useful. The decisions we make at all times determine our future and quality of life, and are largely influenced by our emotional state.
There are 5 emotions according to Traditional Chinese Medicine: anger, sadness, fear, excessive thinking, joy.
Enriching our mind and keeping it stable through activities that strengthen it, such as exercise, reading, meditation, among others, will allow us to drastically raise our quality of life.
3. Spiritual / Personal Development
Personal development allows the person to grow and function optimally at the individual and collective level, generating a positive impact not only on himself, but also on the people around him.
Spirituality has a positive correlation with the good health of the person. In this case we are not referring only to the religious sense of the word, the attributes of spirituality include transcendence, meaning and purpose, faith, connection, energy, being one of the essential conditions to develop it knowing oneself.
4. Loving / Sexual
The love area is irreplaceable and includes the partner, friends, parents, children and other relatives. Love is a complex neurobiological phenomenon based on trust, conviction, pleasure, and rewarding activities necessary for survival and motivation that govern activities such as feeding, sex, and reproduction. That is why it is very important to share time with people we can trust, who value us, motivate and positively impact our lives.
It has been notably observed that penile-vaginal sex and the orgasmic response to it are associated with better physical and psychological functioning. Ignoring or denying this aspect can cause a lot of damage, but fortunately the sexual part can be channeled into other areas of life, through physical activity, meditation, prayer, among others.
The human being is social by nature, he needs interaction with other human beings to maintain balance and health. It is important that the person feels valued by his peers and develops positive social relationships; Multiple scientific studies have shown that social relationships affect habits, physical and mental health, and even the risk of mortality of the person. Remember that no human being is an island.
6. Financial / Work
In contemporary society money is necessary to be able to cover many of the needs of other areas. In addition, poverty is related to health problems, impacting on a social, nutritional, educational, and environmental level, reducing the opportunities and capacities of the person, and with it also their health. The ideal is to earn money doing meaningful things and acting in accordance with our beliefs, values and priorities in life, also taking care of other areas, to live in good conditions.
The work environment is included in this area, since it is closely related to the social and economic aspects, for this reason the great importance of working in adequate conditions and in what one is passionate about.
7. Environment / Contact with Nature
The environment influences health, both working conditions, climatic, geographic, and stressors must be taken into account, and compensated with improvements in other areas if necessary. Having clean air, water and land, and free of noise, visual or light pollution are essential for the proper development of the person, highlighting that pollution is one of the main sources of health risks worldwide.
There is great importance in having contact with nature, since our body is designed for it, however, today this aspect of health is very neglected due to the life we lead in cities. Contact with nature has a positive influence on the psychological, cognitive and physiological aspects of the person. It is recommended to visit parks, beaches, forests and other places that allow us to interact with nature.
The most recent scientific evidence suggests that healthy eating should be varied and seasonal, avoiding animal products (meats of all kinds, including chicken and fish, dairy products, eggs), refined flours, artificial or added sweets, fried foods, and other processed foods. or packaged. Increasing the consumption of fruits, vegetables, beans, cereals, nuts, seeds and spices. If necessary, supplement vitamin B12 and omega-3 when eating a plant-based diet.
9. Sleep / Rest
If the person does not get enough sleep, harmful effects will be seen at the molecular, cellular, hormonal, physiological, psychological and behavioral levels. The general consensus of specialists dictates an average of 7 to 8 hours of sleep a day to maintain adequate hormonal, mental, and physical functioning. Naps must last less than 45 minutes to obtain a positive result.
In addition to getting adequate sleep, the person must get enough rest during the day, relax to better manage stress, and thus perform optimally, avoiding the detrimental effect of overexertion.
10. Physical activity
Exercise is vital to keep the body in optimal condition, as they say in Chinese medicine, “without external movement there will be no internal movement of blood, body fluids and energy”, and as a consequence we will not enjoy good health either. The recommended is 30 to 90 minutes of physical activity a day, and more than 150 minutes a week. It is important to bear in mind that not everyone can do the same type of physical activity, and it will depend on the particular conditions of each person, in general it is recommended to exercise continuously and progressively to avoid injuries.
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