The purpose for my 90-day challenge was to find more balance in my life, and initially I worked really hard to tick off all the little boxes in each of my pre-designated categories. After the first week things became very clear quickly, I would begin to focus on one of the three areas more intently to the detriment of the other categories. Week after week I kept switching priorities, obviously violating the very premise of the challenge in the first place.
My biggest takeaway from the challenge was that I was always acutely aware of my three columns and it did help me to be more mindful of making better choices when I had down time to focus on activities that in the past that I typically ignored (ie: finishing big projects, learning new skills). However, with that mindfulness I realized that balance is an illusion and that I didn't like it very much. I missed really diving into an activity and devoting all my time and energy to it, where as on the challenge I was always timing myself to "accomplish" more. Honestly, it was exhausting.
Now that the challenge is over, where do I go from here? My plan is to focus on the things that matter most, my health and my spirituality and everything else will naturally take care of itself.