"There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house of four rooms: A physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room everyday, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person." Rumer Godden
I work with what I call the four quotients in both my life and work.
• PQ - physical - To Live
• IQ - mental - To Learn
• EQ - emotional - To Love
• SQ - spiritual - To Leave a Legacy
In my diary I write an activity for each of these each day to which I commit myself to.
As Stephen Covey often said - "The most important thing, is to decide what is important" and then to put that in FIRST into your daily life.
For example some say that their children are the most important thing in their life and then spend most of their working life and their children's growing up stage, attempting to earn money which they say will make their kids 'safe'. Ask any child what makes them feel most valued...it's called time!
We need to spend time in each 'room' each day to ensure there is a healthy balance that enables continual growth and development.
How many of us are:
Too busy to exercise? (PQ & IQ)
Too busy to 'eat well'? (PQ)
Too busy to 'relax'? (EQ& SQ)
Too busy to spend time with their family? (EQ & SQ)
Too busy to read new material? (IQ)
Too busy to contact friends? (EQ & SQ)
Too busy to meditate (PQ& IQ & EQ & SQ)
Too busy to go on a retreat? (PQ & IQ & EQ & SQ)
Too busy to live? (PQ - IQ - EQ & SQ)
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