04 | Draw your wheel of life and plan to balance it...

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we introduced a 6-step simple system for our journey towards being our best self. We covered the first 2 steps in episode 2, which was dream elicitation and writing a letter to our future best self… then we followed the system with step 3 and 4 in this episode which emphasizes on adopting a positive mindset and a can-do attitude in this process. Besides goal setting and personal development planning for the next 3 months, I’m so excited to dive in and help you craft your personal development plan today. At the end of this episode, you’re gonna walk away with your personal growth plan for the next 3 months. You can contact me via MamaNest Website: www.mamanestco.com Email: contact@mamanestco.com Instagram: @mamanestofficial Twitter: @nest_mama Pinterest: @mamanestofficial I will be waiting to hear from you mama...

Be The best version of yourself Mama,I'm Mahsa Rezaei and welcome to MamaNest, A nest for modern MOMS, who are eagerto achieve a simpler, more intentional life. In this podcast we are gonna rewrite the creep and reinvent the culture of motherhood together, Remember becoming a mother is thebeginning of our prosperity, not forgetting ourselves, A fulfilled, healthy, confident andproductive Mom, is all we need to be, to guarantee our family's future. I'm on a missionto make you feel empowered and less overwhelmed, we'll focus onproductivity, parenting, Mindfulness, minimalism, environmental and economicconsciousness, Besides family wellness, I'm here to help you broaden your horizon, and gain clarity at showing up as your best Mama self. So let's buildyou up today, let's dive into it hello and welcome to another MamaNest.podcast episode, hope all is well with you and your family mama. Well, as youremember, our last week's episode, I'm an episode two revolved around defining our best self and visualizing our dreams. And finally, we arrived ata bucket list, plus a letter which we wrote to our future best self. Hopefully you have written them andyou're well equipped for the next steps, In case you're new to this topic, orprobably to this podcast. I encourage you to pause this episode, go and listento the previous one, the chronological order, in this processof translating to your best self to actionable steps for reaching it, is highlyrecommended, Although we can skip the first twosteps as you wish and expect a bit of opacity, but still, I hope you taketime for yourself and do all the steps entirely. And by the way, I would be grateful ifyou pass over your comments and opinions about all the things inMamaNest, the topics you like to be covered, the comments about myperformance or whatever. I'd be more than happy to hear from you. You can goto MamaNest website or send me an email or shoot me a DM on each of the socialmedia platforms, I'll link all of the addresses in the show note for you Now without further I do, let's jumpinto today's topic,...

I'm so excited to dive in and help youcraft your personal development plan today. At the end of this podcast,you're gonna walk away with your personal growth plant for the nextthree months. I mentioned that I use a simple sixstep system for planning my life in alignment with my best self definition,and that was step One : dream elicitation, step two : writing a letter toyour future best self, step three : adopting a positive mindset, stepfour : setting a personal growth plan, Step five : committing to your bestfuture self, and step six : tracking your progress. We opened the first two steps beforeAnd now, Let's go for the third one, embracing the positive thinking. Well Mama, There are so many reasonswhy we don't follow our dreams and it definitely begins with us The biggest obstacle standing betweenus and the person we want to be is our selves. Each of us has doubt that flicker inthe back of our minds, like a light sign in a dark passage, We are scared of the unknown, because wethink of our dreams as something unreachable. Maybe we don't possess a track recordof success in life, or no one believes in us, or maybe we're stuck in the setback period. While each of us has uncertainties. Thecrucial thing to remember is that it is just a mental blockage we made ofourselves So girls, to follow our goals, we needto have a positive perspective in ourselves. While we can find many things wrongwith ourselves, we can find many nice things too. Maybe we're not as successful as wewant to be. People don't take us seriously or whatever, regardless ofwhere we came from, it doesn't have to define who we will be. To put it simply. The past is a part ofus, but it doesn't have to specify our futures. The past is a part of us, but itdoesn't have to specify our futures. The world is filled with stories ofpeople who overcame the odds and done astonishing things. While it was a difficult blast stuff,each of them believed in themselves and in their abilities to get the job done. God has placed in each one of usspecific talents and, if we give them the chance to cultivate, would change our lives. Each of us grew up with dreams. Each ofus has something we want to accomplish. I say: "Go for it"...

Don't let any one tell you Noespecially yourself, we live in a world of constantnegativity, when we buy into that philosophy, It'sno wonder we are not happy with our lives, "positive thinking" and " a can-do attitude"will guarantee our success in achieving our dreams. Always keep your big picture in mindand be self motivated, then eagerly and happily embark on the valuable journeyof self development. If there are millions of reasons not to go for itand there's only one reason to go for it, that one reason may change yourlife. By the way. Have you ever thought about this : if others are accomplishingtheir dreams, So, what's the stopping you? all right? We reach to the step four. With a positivemindset and a best self definition in hand, let's finally derive our growthplan. The point of this plan is to help youset up who Do you want to become? Who Do you want to turn into? The truth is, even if you feeloverwhelmed, we have to know that inside of us is such an amazing set ofpotential, and this is a great time to grow new roots, AKA new habits, newroutines, new schedules, like never before. To help us be our best self. personal growth plan helps us becomewho we are called to and when it happens, we are healthier, happier andpeaceful moms, and it doesn't just happen in it's own. Being whole andfruitful is a choice. It's something we cultivate, work on, and it all startswith : "Who Do I want to become?" this question really changed my life. So are you ready for a big growth? Areyou ready for a big change? Your schedule determines who you'llbecome, and that's why it's so crucial not to have just intentions but to haveplans to have accountability and schedule it in, for example, if you want to get morephysically healthy, it's not actually that hard. Just you have to take anaction, maybe sign up for a fitness class, or set some time blocks in your weekfor exercise, and you would have to carve out some hours in your week foryour workouts. You have to log your hours to eventually hit your goal. And It's the same thing, if you want tobecome a more present mom or you intend to be more mentally stable,...

For example, if you want to becomefinancially peaceful, you need to log your time to go over a budget, create abudget, and execute that. if you want to personally become lessstressed, you need to make social media boundaries, you have to carve thetime to do healthy things and setting boundaries to remove things that are notserving you All right Mama, Imagine your life is a wheel for a car,and you are a driver in your life With this car you're driving throughthe days and you're spending your lifetime. Do you feel out of balance? Or youthink your life is perfectly balanced and you're driving smoothly on thatroad of life? Or maybe you're driving with a flattire? just in survival mode? So, what is this wheel of life? We want to draw our wheel of life now. grab a pin of paper, start with drawinga circle now divided into ten parts. These ten segments, metaphorically pointto ten areas of your life. This circle is like a bird's eye viewof your life. It gives you a glass picture of your current state, and ofcourse, these areas of life might differ for every single person. What I want to bring up now is theresult of my own perception of mom life segments, and I could beautifully fitall my priorities in life in this wheel , and I hope it can fit yours too. Now, you have ten portions in your wheal.Name them as spirituality, personal growth, health, motherhood, love, community, finance, profession, family and recreation, and finally, physical environment. For a better illustration, refer to therelated Blog post on MamaNest website, and I put the basic wheel of life, whichyou can see anywhere, plus a tailor made version that I presume fits ourmom's life in there. It's apparent that, you can altersegment titles or split segments to better suit your personal lifesituation, but the basic working principle remains. rate each area of your life and thewheel from a one, means not at all satisfied, to ten, means completelysatisfied, by drawing a line across the corresponding number in that section ofthe Pie and then shading below it remember, you defined your dreams andyour best self before, and if so, you can rely on them to keep your ten inmind, in each of these life areas.

When you are done, you will be leftwith a jagged wheel , that should effectively illustrate areas for growth.Where are you on each of them? One area you're going to be stronger inand one area you're going to be the weakest. keep shading it in. Are you crushing it? Are you doing?Okay? Are You doing terribly? How are you feeling in this areas oflife? I mean spirituality, personal growth, health, motherhood, LoveCommunity, Finance, profession, family and recreation and physical environment. Well, I find it useful to open three ofthese areas a little bit more pay attention. Mama, the personalgrowth area refers to various techniques for improving one's habits,Behaviors, actions and reactions. here are a few examples to clarify whathis personal growth area, for example, learning to control anger, learning toovercome procrastination, becoming a more responsible person orchanging your mindset and becoming more positive Now, the second area that I want tospell out for you, is the physical environment. This area includes bothour small house, which is our accommodation and our big house, whichis the planet, so environmental considerations are part of this areaand about the third area that needs extra explanation. Obviously, friendsare a subset of the community section, so include your friendly relations here. Now, I want you to take some time, listento this brilliant music and fill that it Once you have the wheal, look at it. How does it look? What earlier is thelowest? Imagine that this wheal is attached to acar, that is your life. How would it go down the road? Would it be super bumpy would it be smooth? The thing is, this wheel can probablystill turn somewhere. right, but how fast can you go on it? towards your purpose, That's why we're going to take time topump up the tire and invest in the...

...areas that are weaker, so that our wheel of life can become more whole, and by doing so, we can go faster and moreefficiently towards our real purpose in life. Our Best Self. You know girls, is really important toknow where we are, so we can get where we're trying to go. oftentimes, we would like to live in ourstrength and ignore our weak areas, that's just human nature, but can be survivedwith an unbalanced wheel and drive safely on the ever changing road oflife? Remember, we can drive safely andpeacefully with a balance to wheel in the bumpiest road, but we may not steer a carproperly with an unbalanced or flat tyred car, even in the smoothest path, Also, be aware that in each season oflife your will is going to change and it's never going to be fully whole. It'snot like a one time done thing. Definitely, your wheel of life when youhave an infant differs in comparison to the time that your child is bigger. but the gest of my talk, is to dare andassess your life. This very first step is tremendous growth itself. I'm so proud of you Mama for doingthis evaluation phase. before we continue, I want to remind you that even "AngelaMerkel" has segments in her wheel that is struggling with. Okay? because you're weak in one area, itdoesn't mean you're weak, it means you're human! Right? God knows your weaknesses. Nothing issurprised to him. He knows you inside and out. So justgive yourself peace. Take a deep breath and keep up now we're going to move on to the nextphase. Who do we want to become for the nextthree months? start with your weakest area? Choose your words powerfully andproperly have your bucket list and your wheel oflife in hand, and choose the words that evoke your emotions. Maybe the weakest area of your life nowis finance. Would you want to become financially inthe next three months? Maybe you want to learn to budget shop,so write it down, declare it in your planner. You know, when one area of your life isstruggling, it seeps into all the other areas, because you're not thatcompartmentalized human. That would be nice if we could,especially for us Moms. You know what I mean, right?...

...when our relationship with our husbandis doing poorly, that seeps into our motherhood attitude, our profession orhealth even. if our finance is doing bad, ittransmits to our spiritual life, even our physical life, maybe you become workaholic toenhance your financial life. You don't get enough sleep and rest, and you'reruining your health too. So all the pieces work together andthat's what we aim to move on now. So declare who do you want to become inall these ten areas in the next three months, starting with your weakestearlier and continue with the other ones, Feel free to pause this podcast andtake ten minutes and just right down. So hopefully you took that time andwrite down who do you want to become now? The next face is action. I assume that you have at least onedeclaration in the weakest area of your life continuing to the other areas.Now, what is the action you can do to help compensate for your weak area? What quick action you can take nextweek or even to day that's going to help you move towards being your bestself in that specific area? This ultimately means takingresponsibility for your future and driving it in the direction of yourvision, and it's so worthwhile. Write your little actions you can add toyour week and day for the next three months now I'll bring you a sample action ineach of the ten areas for more clarification. For example, I'm goingto read that specific book to learn how to look for deeper meanings in myspiritual life, I'm going to focus on improving my body language to growPersonally. I want to sleep for eight hours a night or be at bed at eleven PM,to enhance my health life. I am going to instill more responsibility in mykids and do less for them to play the role of a mother. More correctly, I'mgoing to have a date night once a week with my partner to deepen ourrelationship. I want to join a community of like minded moms toprogress socially Financially, I'm going to build anemergency fund for rainy days, I'm going to hire a staff, so I candelegate some tasks and facilitate by professional life. Environmentally, I want to try to cut outplastic to behave more responsibly towards the earth and to teach it to mychildren. I want to organize a real...

...aloud party once a week to have somefun. Besides, strengthening family relations. Now, go for your own actions in eacharea. Listen to this masterpiece and complete your list. When you finished, writing them downthink twice about each one of them and evaluate their feasibility. If they'renot that feasible, divide them in half. it's better to show up and have a win,versus something too big and give up on day too, these little actions that you'rewriting down need to go to your planner remember. This is just something we'regoing to do every three months, not just the one time for the rest of yourlife, Maybe spiritually, I should do a ton ofthings. I'm just asking you to pick just one thing, just one. So, hopefully you write down theactions in all of the ten areas. You can definitely go back and change themlater. Just a start, write and Do! I'm going to encourage you to pauseThis podcast, go ahead and finish fill this out So, in the next three months, what isthe top action or goal you want accomplish in each of the categories? Or maybe you want to add your top threeaction or goal. Okay: Mamma: Let's wrap up our topic, we introduced a six step, simple systemfor our journey towards being our best self. We covered the first two steps inepisode two, which was dream elicitation and writing a letter to our future bestself. Then, we followed the system with a stepthree and four in this episode, which emphasizes on adopting a positivemindset and a can do attitude in this process. Besides goal setting and personaldevelopment Planning for the next three months, I really underestimated therequired time to explain the whole system, and I thought I can close ithere, but it would rather them to be well mentioned than being fast reviewed, asI firmly believe that this topic is the backbone of our success and selfsatisfaction in life, so stay tuned for the next week'sepisode on the last two steps. I wish you all the best. Bye for now...

...so stay tuned, because I'm bringing youepisodes once a week thanks for joining me today. and by the way you can findthe show notes on www.mamanestco.com and don't forget to subscribeto this podcast, so we can receive fresh episodes every week. I look forward to our next episode. Bye for now... .

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