Personal chart of scarcity and abundance
From the book by Andrey Sokolov "Scarcity and abundance".
Personal chart of scarcity and abundance.
Let's try to create our personal schedule of scarcity and abundance.
For this you need:
1. Identify the significant categories of your life and reflect them on the graph (health, academic performance, communication, hobbies, recreation, etc.)
If you find it difficult to define them yourself, then you can start with categories such as:
Physical activity. (Abundant states - sports, walks, physical education, fitness. Deficient states - a sedentary lifestyle, movement by car, public transport, etc.).
Security (at home, on the street, at work, in the country, etc.).
Knowledge (where there is enough and where there is a deficit, what needs to be learned in order not to experience a deficit).
Health (what specifically needs adjustment).
Communication (friends, relatives, family, social networks, etc.).
Rest (what is a rest specifically for you).
Entertainment (TV, music, books, cultural events, etc.)
Creativity (creating something new).
Rituals. Daily and non-daily: hygiene, prayer, meditation, visiting relatives, etc. (Wash, comb your hair, brush your teeth, take a bath, dance, go to church, call your parents - anything that requires rhythmic repetition at regular intervals.)
You can add or remove any categories you like. There are no “required” categories. Everyone is free to add or remove them as they see fit.
The number of categories on the Y axis can be any. It is important to indicate them in a positive meaning. So that abundance occurs in the Health category, and not in the Disease category.
2. Find out, based on your own feelings, in which area of the graph each category is at the moment. This will allow to identify priorities and work, reducing scarcity and striving for abundance, with categories that are in the scarcity area.
3. Understand the steps to take to create abundance on your chart.
4. Make a similar schedule for each day. At least mentally. The categories on it will be different, more specific. And this graph can be. different for every day. This schedule will allow you to plan and allocate time, effort, resources throughout the day.
The schedule of scarcity and abundance for each day might look like this:
Health (for health you need to do something every day)
Chat with friends
It is important that the values in all categories on all charts, based on the results of work, with them are to the right of zero, in the zone of abundance. This will create a sense of contentment.
It hardly makes sense to indicate the category "School". For this category is about nothing. School attendance does not give knowledge and results. The “Performance” category is more accurate and, therefore, more productive.
Someone will indicate the category "chess", someone "watching the series", someone "walk" or "book". Each has its own importance. But their presence on the chart will allow you to harmoniously and balancedly distribute forces and time for each category during the day, week, year.
5. When making any decision, it is important to always focus on the concepts of scarcity and abundance. On your personal schedule.
You don't have to write down the number of socks or dresses on paper. It is enough to figure out in your mind whether this category is in short supply or in excess. And any person who goes shopping has such an experience. We buy milk if there is a milk shortage in the refrigerator. And we don’t buy milk if it’s in the refrigerator, if there’s an abundance of milk now.
And at the same time, everyone has an experience when he bought something superfluous, for example, sausage or chips, under the influence of advertising, packaging, impulse, temptation. The advertisement gave this person the illusion that he was in short supply of sausage (chips).
With sober thinking, everyone will understand that it is simply impossible to be in short supply of sausage or chips. The need for sausage or chips is a completely imposed need by lifestyle, advertising, habits. In reality, there simply cannot be such a deficit. For example, if a person is full. And if you are hungry, then any food - soup, porridge, meat, vegetables - will eliminate the deficit. And the pseudo shortage of sausage or chips becomes apparent.
When drawing up your personal schedule, you need to remember that mastering the technique does not happen instantly. To begin with, you can take several categories, for example, academic performance, health, recreation. And learn to balance on the chart in these categories. We will postpone the circus balancing act for now.
Just looking at these three categories, you can ask yourself the question: "Am I satisfied with the state of my affairs, and have I done something to improve this situation today?"
Keeping in mind the health category, it might make sense to set aside a few minutes a day or throughout the day for a simple exercise.
Start with small and simple changes. Large ones will appear later and, possibly, as if by themselves.
So, the first step is to define a few categories that you understand and can easily track throughout the day.
Step two. Constantly monitor these categories, analyzing what your need is at the moment. For example, on vacation, on a walk, or in activities aimed at creating money or knowledge.
Step three. See what categories there are still in your life, gradually connect them.
Don't be afraid to change categories. Break them up, split them up, combine them. It is not "rated". There is no right or wrong. This is just your schedule, only your categories, only your feelings. It is not your task to become the world champion of such charting. The challenge is to increase the amount of abundance in your life, the amount of satisfaction.
Why is it important to always have the scarcity and abundance method at hand?
The fact is that we are constantly changing, external conditions change, day is replaced by night. We are sleep deficient and go to bed to reduce this sleep deficit. After sleeping, we find ourselves in a zone of abundance for this category, but it turns out that we are hungry, that there are deficits in household chores or at school.
Going on a trip, we may find ourselves in a security deficit zone, but impressions will be plentiful.
Therefore, our whole life is balancing on the schedule of scarcity and abundance. And it's important to keep your balance so you don't fall into a deficit state.
It is also important to learn how to identify true deficits.
To learn to distinguish between imaginary deficits and true ones, you need to learn to listen to yourself and your feelings.
After all, children are sometimes naughty just when they want to eat, when they are hungry. Those. are deficient in food. They should not be scolded or reassured, but fed.
But adults are no better. Often, when they are deficient in something, they begin to create abundance in a completely different place. Shopping is the most common example. An adult lacks love or attention, but instead of starting communication, he goes to spend money in the store.
The graph makes it clear that eliminating scarcity is the path to abundance. And having eliminated the deficit of something, it is quite possible to look back and look at other categories - are they all in the abundant zone. Otherwise, you may end up with a refrigerator filled with spoiled food, instead of satiety, endless gatherings with friends, instead of knowledge, shopping, instead of friendship.