Are you a well rounded person? I try to be, but it’s definitely a challenge. There isn’t enough time in the day for work, staying healthy, seeing friends, traveling, having hobbies, and bettering one’s self. Whew! Even just going through that list is exhausting 🙂 As difficult as being well rounded is, it is definitely a goal of mine. I think that bringing more balance to my life would lead to less stress.
If you think about it, being in a rut is almost the opposite of being well-rounded. It’s getting too extreme and stuck in one place, and as a result, your life seems all about a few things. Realizing that connection made me see how living a well balanced life has a strong psychological component. There are reasons why some of us flourish. We draw strength from many sources, and we don’t leave all our eggs in one basket.
I spent some time today thinking about being well-rounded, and I decided that the most well rounded people I know have something that pushes them to maintain balance. For some people it’s introspection – realizing that something is a bit off in their lives and doing something about it. For others, it’s optimism – that feeling that things will work out, so why not go for something new?
Thinking about these topics lead me to write my latest quiz: What Makes You Well Rounded? Instead of measuring how well rounded you are, it celebrates what may already be making you well rounded. And if you don’t feel like a well rounded person lately, maybe it will show you how you can better achieve that 🙂
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get on What Makes You Well Rounded? Is it true for you?
- Do you consider yourself a well rounded person? Why or why not?
- What’s one way that most people could be a little more well rounded?