Building a strong core

When you’re centered with who you are and how you express yourself, your work and mind are steady. And on the occasions you’re pushed out into a wide arc, having a strong, central core will help keep you from toppling.

What are five elements that are so vital to how you think and act and know yourself, that if any one was missing, you’d be out of sorts and easy to topple? What’s at your core?

  • Creativity?
  • Success?
  • Health?
  • Service?
  • Humor?
  • Personal challenges?
  • Education?
  • Financial stability?
  • Family?
  • Friends?
  • Spirituality?
  • Community?

Focusing on what your vital core elements are helps in a couple of ways.

First, it helps you define what you say “yes” and “no” to.

Then it helps you prioritize. When you’re torn between jobs, or responsibilities at home, or how you spend your free time, think about your core. What choice is most on-center?

And knowing your core helps when you’re feeling out of sorts or feeling like something is missing from your life. Do your work, fun, and relationships match up with how you define yourself? If not, you may be out on one of those disorienting arcs.

We’re complex beings made up of myriad ideas, and dreams, and schemes. Knowing what’s at your core will help you rock steady 🙂

I hope you had a great Fourth. We spotted this house post-fireworks in Portland, ME. I love the idea of a heart of light. I feel like this one may even be winking at us. 🙂

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