In my previous article (found here), I began to explain a resource that has been helpful to me. It is a wheel that allows you to visually see the different of areas of your life charted out according to how much of your time and energy you put toward developing those areas. After creating your own wheel (with areas of your life that are significant and important) you can analyze and discovering which areas need improvement or more attention. In this article and my 2 more articles to come, I want to share outside-the-box ways to tend to a few different areas…at the same time! This hopefully will benefit you as many of your wheel’s shorter ‘spokes’ have direct impact on other spokes. Now, I would love to share a creative way to develop the areas of Health, Relationships, and Money together.

A typical way we tend to connect with each other is hitting up a restaurant/club and attending some sort of entertainment. We all need a night out on the town.  But an alternative to that regular Saturday night with friends could be simple and very rewarding. Here’s a way to focus on having a healthier, richer, and more conscious evening. Instead of going out for the meal, make a delicious meal at home (Money) with our friend, significant other, childen etc. Spend time investigating and trying new recipes (Health), and choose to engage in intentional and meaningful conversation as opposed to being simply consuming the evening with the use of technology (Health).  Many studies show that even though we may be connecting via text or emails, our entire health gets a big boost from actual human contact.  I can’t begin to tell you that some of my favorite times with friends and family has been in the kitchen.  Bonding over mishaps and culinary mistakes are priceless.  Taking away the expensive tab, noisy restaurant and even the wait could be an easy exchange for a fun evening at home followed by a leisurely walk (whether the weather cooperates or not).

With a simple evening in, we have effectively boosted our relationships, saved some money AND helped out our mental and general well being.  What are some fun combo ideas you have for these three wheel areas?