I went to lunch with a bunch of girlfriends this week that I haven’t seen in almost a year. As we were enjoying lunch I couldn’t help think about our other friends who couldn’t get away from their offices during the day because of the constraints they had from their employer. Those of us who were there were fortunate to have made non-traditional choices about how we work but it reminded me that this is a perfect time to check in and re-evaluate what is working and not working about how we show up at work. 

Because as the world opens back up, people are starting to make different choices of how they want to work, spend their time and even what to wear on a daily basis (no more high heels, ladies!)

So this is the perfect time to reflect on your desired lifestyle and how to make it a reality. Are you ready? 

There are 4 essential pieces of a Lifestyle Upgrade. 

1. Start with some big picture daydreams. Remove all previous boundaries and ask yourself the following questions. Then identify the one outcome you want to see, how you can make it happen and when you will get it finished. 

A. What would my dream scenario be for my personal well-being and balance: 

  • End Result: 
  • How: 
  • When:

B. What would my dream scenario be for how I spend my time: (think of ratios of work/personal/family, etc)

  • End Result: 
  • How: 
  • When: 

C. How/when do I want to show up in my family or social situations: 

  • End Result: 
  • How: 
  • When: 

D. What are my financial desires: 

  • End Result: 
  • How: 
  • When: 

E. What are my travel desires: 

  • End Result: 
  • How: 
  • When: 

F. How do I want to work: Office, Home, Coffee Shop, Other

  • End Result: 
  • How: 
  • When: 

G. Overall: Describe your dream days. Be specific and describe where you are, who you are with and how you feel. 

2. Create a dream schedule and then put it on your calendar FIRST. 

3. Start to shift your priorities to decrease things that aren’t serving you and increase things that are. 

4. Celebrate the small changes you have made from your daydreams of your new upgraded lifestyle. 

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