With the ever-increasing pace of life, it is easy to reach a point of burning out. To alleviate this, you may want to utilise a simple framework like the Work Play Love Health dashboard to help you audit your current state to help you achieve a fulfilling state of living. The Work Play Love Health Dashboard was first published by Stanford professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans in their book, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life.
What is the Work Play Love Health Dashboard for?
What are the components of the Work Play Love Health Dashboard?
How to use the Work Play Love Health Dashboard?
Let's start by describing your current state for each of these 4 aspects and mark where you are on each of these aspects. To keep this exercise simple, rate yourself on a scale of 0-4, with 4 being fully fulfilled and 0 being no fulfilment at all.
As you are doing this, ask yourself why you gave yourself that mark and what are the actions (or inactions) that led you to that mark. In addition, recognise if there are any gravity problems. Gravity problems refer to problems that are simply out of your own control. An example would be if you feel unfulfilled at work due to politics between your managers. In this scenario, this would classify as a gravity problem and you should reframe this outside of your dashboard, focusing on what is within your control.
Next, based on your dashboard, you may want to come up with a list of actionable items to help improve your respective aspects.
As a concluding note, your dashboard is bound to change over time. Therefore, whenever you feel on the verge of feeling burnout, you may wish to re-do this exercise and find a better balance.
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