I have a friend Sheryl Chernault who is writing a curriculum for a hospital system designed to teach young people about a “balanced” lifestyle. She is using the acrostic CREATION©.
Choice – Recognizing how choices we make impact the kind of life we live.
Rest – Acknowledging the importance of adequate rest in achieving health.
Environment – Acknowledging how the creation of improved environments contributes to quality of life.
Activity – A balanced life includes exercise, movement and action. It isn’t passive.
Trust – Being trustworthy provides peace. Trustworthiness attracts trustworthy companions. Trust reduces stress and creates…
Interpersonal relationships – Healthy, “life-giving” relationships create balance. Understanding how to create them and nurture them is essential.
Outlook – Being hopeful. Leaning forward. Looking at life as a “glass half full.” Having faith. Those things lead to a positive, balanced life.
Nutrition – Eating well creates health and energy.
As you know, I love an inventory like this. If you’re like me, each item causes you to consider how you measure up.
I think “choice” is a great opener. The key factor in each of the other characteristics begins with an individual choice. What kind of choice do you need to make to improve your life?
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.