I’ve never done a life audit before so this is a first for me.
Before I wrote this post, I researched how to conduct a life audit for myself and came across an article on coaching-online.org, which was pretty useful.
Ever since I moved back from Cape Town, something feels off…
When you’re not happy with where you are, it’s time to do a life audit!
What is a Life Audit?
A life audit is exactly what it sounds like – an audit of your life.
As stated on coaching-online.org, “a life audit will help you take stock of where you currently stand, how close you are to your goals and what you need to do to reach them.”
I decided to do this because my life is a mess and I feel extremely dissatisfied with it at the moment. I am not where I envisioned I’d be at the point and it’s frustrating me and causing a lot of tension.
The intention is to become fully motivated to take action towards goals.
My Life Audit
My daily life is improving by the day. I’ve developed positive habits and I’m satisfied with my overall lifestyle.
I have a daily routine which I switch up every now and then. It has helped to keep me sane.
Healthwise we’re doing great.
I haven’t been sick as such this year and I’m now fully vaxxed.
Been making sure to exercise daily and get fresh air. I’ve even picked up gardening as a hobby.
I am also not drinking as much anymore. Decided to focus on exercising and getting fit so I’m not drinking at all this November.
For the sake of my mental health, I’ve been practising daily meditation and journaling. I’m also learning to control my emotions better so I don’t react negatively as often as I used to.
Pleased with my progress in this department.
This is the biggest frustrator in my life as we speak. I have been struggling to find a job, had 3 interviews in Cape Town but nothing came of them.
My unemployment is a cause of major tension at home and undestandably so but I’m confident something will come up during the festive season.
I am working on getting my blog monetized and saving all the money I get given by family to put it towards that. It isn’t cheap!
There were also debt collectors up my ass; which was a major stressor.
Career & Education
I am working on going back to school to complete my bachelor’s degree in the hopes that it’ll open more doors and help get me out of my current situation.
Admittedly, I was looking for a quick fix to better my situation but there’s no such thing.
I am not happy at all with how much time and energy I’ve spent trying to get an education. There have been so many obstacles along the way, I constantly feel like I’m close but I don’t seem to get there.
My blog seems to be the most promising thing in terms of income potential right now.
So many things I am not happy with at home and right now, I can’t afford to move out but I’ve put things in place to help me to stay happy and positive.
Moving back home was not a good move but I didn’t have much of a choice…
My relationships with my close friends are pretty good. I take the time to call and check up on them when I can and I feel like I’ve grown closer to my closest friend this year.
I’ve been working on how I can be a better friend and seeing what that looks like in my different friendship relationships because people are different. Different friends have different needs.
Of course, there’s always room for improvement, but I think I’m happiest with this area of my life.
There are some relationships where I’m just done and no longer have energy for…
My most importnat relationship (the one with myself) is nearing it’s best right now!
A life audit should be done regularly and this is my first. Just thought I’d share it with you guys. I plan to keep doing life audits maybe every quarter to see where I’m at.
Don’t know why I’ve never thought to do this before but you know what they say, “better late than never”.
Did a much deeper dive in my notebook where I went into greater detail on each aspect.
I scored each item by assigning a rating from 1 to 5, 1 being completely dissatisfied and 5 completely satisfied. Haven’t shared my scores by rather just shared an overview of each category.
Conducting this life audit has helped me to see what I need to work on the most and helped me to set goals to get to where I want and need to be. Hopefully, this time next year my level of life satisfaction will have improved drastically because right now I’m just sailing through because my life’s a mess.
I did this because I felt like nothing was really going right or working out the way that I needed it to despite my efforts. I was on the brink of throwing in the towel.
As stated in The Beautiful Life Plan, “part of self-love is loving yourself enough to want more growth, joy, and meaning in your life”.
I believe that next year will be a hundred times better because I have been putting in the work and trying to get my shit together.
I decided at the beginning of the year that anything that was no longer serving me, I’m cutting off. It works wonders guys.
This is definietly NOT the life I envisioned for myself so I’m still working on it!
Have you conducted a life audit recently? How satisfies are you with where you are right now?