Create a lifeline by writing important events such as graduation, job beginnings and endings, marriage, children, deaths or other endings of important relationships.
Then go back and add transition times, times that now, with the wisdom of perspective, you can see you were in transition.
Then add your life high points and its low points.
Then add moments of accomplishments of which you are proud and those moments of which you feel sorry or you regret
Review this information and pay attention to the trends and emotions. Look for patterns of change. Look for rhythms such as number of years between major life events and compare it to the time periods in between important changes in your career. Are there patterns?
From Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, and Sustain Your Effectiveness by Annie McKee, Richard Boyatzis, and Frances Johnston