Check-in with your team to see what you need for the day!
As you enter midlife, focusing on the well-being of your whole self to achieve balance and improve your quality of life is more important than ever. Elizabeth O’Connor Cole, Founder of Salveo Lifestyle, participated in The Hoffman Process. This week-long program helps attendees become conscious of the whole being on an emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual level to make significant positive changes in their lives.
Cole felt she came away from the workshop with more clarity and validation that nothing in life is fixed, including the well-being of her whole self. Everyone can grow intellectually, emotionally, physically, and spiritually through practice and experience.
According to Cole, “The ‘quadrinity’ concept I learned through The Hoffman Process has made me feel more fulfilled as a mom, wife, daughter, friend, and woman. My daily practice has provided me with an abundance of gratitude, compassion, kindness, love, and grace for the health of my mind, body, and soul.”
When you view your whole self as the coach and each of the four aspects of your being – intellectual self, emotional self, physical self, and spiritual self – as teammates, it is easy to check-in and identify your needs. Together, these four aspects guide and inform everyday decisions, reactions, behaviors, and attitudes about ourselves, others, and the world.
The first step in ensuring your whole self is in good shape is to see what you need for the day. Hoffman refers to their daily practice as “The Quadrinity Check-In.” We recommend a similar daily routine – “Check-in with Your Team!”
The coach (that’d be you) pulls the team together daily to ask what each teammate needs to have a great day. Your teammates work together to create the best outcome for your whole self. Pretty simple!
MOOD FOLLOWS ACTION
The idea is to allow your mood for each of the four elements of your being to dictate what action can be taken to improve your whole self. Understand where you are at this very moment, and then figure out what it will take to get you to where you want to be today. The best way to do this is by expressive journaling; take a little time each day to know yourself and check-in with how you are doing so you may access what you need.