Do you know why you should take advantage of this period to evaluate your life? Find five reasons here!
It is easy for us to consider this lockdown as the perfect break we have always needed.
We think we have worked hard enough to deserve a break and it is okay to sit, relax and lounge as much as we can till everything returns to normal.
But nothing can be further from the truth. If anything, this is the time to reassess and reevaluate ourselves, goals, purpose and achievements before moving on to the next phase of our lives (because, whether we like to admit it or not, this is a phase and it will pass).
Since it seems like the lockdown may be here for a while, even longer than we could possibly imagine, it is time to take stock. We serve you five reasons why you should do so now.
1. You check in on yourself
By taking a moment to take stock of your life, you are actually checking in on yourself like you would a friend.
The same way you would check in on your friend with a text, a phone call, or a visit to see how they are doing, coping with challenges, dealing with life’s anxieties or just living is exactly how you check in on yourself when you take stock of your life.
2. You hold yourself accountable
Taking stock of your life is like taking an inventory of all you have - your talents, skills, professional qualifications, accomplishments, strengths and relationships with friends, family and colleagues.
This ultimately means you will hold yourself accountable for everything you do, mistakes you make, your achievements and your losses.
3. You recognize the changes you need to make
If you do not take stock, you wouldn’t know what aspects or areas of your life need to be changed.
Are some relationships/friendships too toxic for you? Can you cut off ties with some people if it would give you peace of mind? Is there a habit or routine that is standing in the way of reaching an important goal? Taking stock would help you find answers to these questions and make the changes needed.
4. You have a desire to improve yourself
Checking your list of goals and achievements will make you less complacent and get you out of your comfort zone. It would make it easier for you to know what you have done, what you need to do and areas where you should make improvement.
You are not taking an inventory of your life for the fun of it, you are doing it so that you can make changes where necessary and improve on your skills, strengths and other things so that you can become a better person, emotionally, physically and mentally.
5. You boost your self-esteem
Acknowledging your accomplishments helps boost your self-esteem and confidence. You become aware of your strengths and capabilities. You are, thus, ready to take on the world, confident that you can take on any task, as long as you set your heart on it.