More or Less

The More or Less exercise can help you prioritize your current situation by looking at what you would like more of and less of in your life.

Preparation: In your journal or on a piece of paper, draw a line down the center. On one side write MORE and the other side write LESS.

One Minute Meditation: Take a moment to relax, take a few deep breaths and center yourself.

Begin by looking at the two columns and ask yourself what would you like more of or less of in your life. Make notes in the appropriate column.

Keep asking yourself this question until both columns have a good amount of information.

Focus the session: Ask yourself, if you had to choose one thing to work on from either column, what would it be? Focus the rest of the session around that subject.

Now ask yourself, by working on this one area, do you think it would help in any other areas listed?

In most cases, by working on one particular issue it will create a ripple effect that will fix many other things in the process.

Create an action plan: What action are you willing to take? Write it down.

When using this exercise with your client: Ask your client what action they would be willing to take to create more of what they want in their lives. Write it down.

Close the Session: Thank your client. Acknowledge them for being so open and willing to look at these areas of their life with you. Use the 1-10 scale. Schedule a follow up session.