Elevating from 'Treading Water' to 'Swimming': A Path to Thriving

Feb 02, 2024


Transitioning from the 'Treading Water' to 'Swimming' stage in the Life Alignment Quiz marks a significant shift towards thriving in life. This stage represents a more robust balance and a deeper connection with your inner strength. 


Let’s explore practical steps to elevate yourself from just managing day-to-day to genuinely thriving.



Creating a Sustainable Routine:

The key to moving from 'Treading Water' to 'Swimming' is establishing sustainable routines. These routines should include regular self-care practices, a manageable workload, and time for relaxation and hobbies that rejuvenate you.


Enhancing Self-Awareness:

Gaining a deeper understanding of your emotional triggers and stressors is crucial. Slow down and begin filtering through how you go about your life decisions from how you take your shower to how you participate in annual family trips to enhance your self-awareness. This heightened understanding will guide you in making choices that align more closely with your inner needs.


Priority Management:

Effective priority management is crucial and probably the most effective life skill one integrates in this transition. It involves identifying what's most important in your life and aligning your daily actions with these priorities. Learn to distinguish between urgent tasks and those that are truly important for your long-term goals and personal growth.


Building Resilience:

Developing resilience is about learning to bounce back from setbacks with a positive outlook. Cultivate a mindset that views challenges as opportunities for growth and learning. As you practice, you’ll be able to come back from the lows of energy or chaos with more ease.


Strengthening Relationships:

Nurturing supportive relationships is vital. Surround yourself with people who uplift you, understand your journey, and provide encouragement. Most importantly, if your relationships can share similar priorities, then the accountability and lifestyle you are surrounded by creates an ease of process.


How to find out what level you are in

Evolving from 'Treading Water' to 'Swimming' is about more than just surviving; it's about setting the stage for a fulfilling and thriving life. Each small change you implement contributes significantly to this transformation.


To confirm your progress and get customized advice for further growth, take the Life Alignment Quiz. Let it be a tool to measure your journey towards thriving.



What to do if you’re toggling between ‘Treading’ and ‘Swimming’


For those seeking more direct support, we are here to help. Fill out our application for a personal consultation, and let us guide you through a tailored plan to elevate your life from surviving to thriving.


Apply for a Personal Consultation and find your way to a thriving life with Cari Li Consulting.