Saturday, July 18, 2009

Meaning Portfolio

One easy step in choosing how to create meaning in your life is to write down a list of the areas in your life that you find hold significance for you. It may look like the following:

  • Family
  • Career
  • Health
  • Painting
  • Meditation
  • Volunteering

What does your list look like? Take a minute and develop one for yourself.

Once you have a list you can think about which areas have  Meaning Goals and which do not. Then you can start planning your Meaning Investments.

When you are done you have a view of how you plan to invest time (and therefore meaning) in your life.

Here is an example for my life. I set up my spreadsheet to give me 8 hours a day for sleep. I lumped in my coaching with my normal day job as career.

Areas Of Significance Meaning Investments (in Hrs.) Meaning Goals
Family 20 College
Friends 10  
Health 10 Eat well (1900 Cals.)
Writing 15  
Meditation 7  
Career 50 Support Family Goals


1 comment:

  1. I had no idea you were such a planner and an investment strategist! Practical and impressive.