Life Areas for a well balanced life


The 12 life areas in the Year of Personal Development challenge are:

  • MIND: Mental, Career, Financial
  • BODY: Physical, Recreation, Organization
  • HEART: Relationships, Emotional, Social
  • SOUL: Character, Purpose, Spirituality

Consider these life areas when generating goal ideas or creating a weekly personal development plan. The Life Area Energy Level Gauge is a tool that pinpoints areas where levels are low to help you know where to start.

Learn how to set goals, get ideas for goals, and find goal setting tools at the Goal Toolkit. Sometimes goals in one area may be in conflict with another area. For example, spending money on recreation means there will be less added to savings. Some activities combine areas. For example, taking a walk is good for both emotional and physical areas. If you go with a friend, it can also be good for the social area. Activities that you find enjoyable or important are different for each person, so consider what is most meaningful to you.

weekly personal development plan with a focus on one area each day of the week beyond your usual activities is one method to achieve balance. You can choose a focus area on a regular day or randomly.

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