Pause, Reflect, Prepare

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

In this My Life module, you’ve done different missions that explored many important parts of your life, like your values and the world around you.

Before you move on to the next module, this mission is about pausing, reflecting and making some conscious choices about your personal development.

Take a look at The Wheel of Change below. This model will help you think about how you can approach the things in your life that you would like to change and develop.

When looking at how you can change things, it can be useful to break it down into different options. This model helps you think about 4 options.

You can change your life by eliminating the things that aren’t having a positive impact on you are the people around you.

What in your life would you like completely get rid of or stop doing? What action or behaviour do you need to do less often because it is having a negative impact on you or the people around you? What do you need to let go of?

You can change your life by creating the change that you would like to see in your life.

So what do you want to create in your life? What do you not have that you would like to have? What would you like to add to your life? Do more of? What can you improve, learn or develop?

You can change your life by keeping or preserving the positive things in your life that are important to you, the things that you are doing well and that you are proud of.

So what are you proud of? What things do you do well that are worth preserving and protecting? What are you good at? What do you want to take forward with you?

You can change your life by accepting some of who you are.

What parts of you and your life feel too hard or complex to change, that you need to accept – at least for now? These things can really hold you back by taking up lots of time and energy thinking about them. What do you need to accept about yourself so you can concentrate on other things?

Step 1: Draw a simple version of the diagram

Step 2: Use the explanations above to help you write down all of the things that you want to eliminate, change, preserve and accept in your life.

It’s important that you give yourself enough time to really think about this so you might want to set a timer for at least 5 minutes for each section of the model.

Step 3: Think about what is most important to you in your ‘wheel of change’, and what challenges you might face.

You will be able to record these when you complete the mission.

Once you’ve done that, click below to complete the mission