We may generalize our everyday motion in life into several areas, such as family, friends, education, job, dating, career, health, travel, and so on. We assign a level of priority to each of these, and we may pick which spheres to prioritize. Some people focus exclusively on their work, for example, while others focus primarily on their relationships.
All of these areas of life are important, and it's normal to feel excited about some things and frustrated about others. However, if you're feeling overwhelmed by your responsibilities or unable to concentrate on any one thing for very long, it may be time to reassess how you're spending your time.
The sphere of life model can help us understand that there is no right or wrong way to live; instead, what matters most is how we choose to use ourselves.
Some people may find this idea helpful when trying to decide how to spend their time. Others may want to know whether they're living according to their values. If you don't feel like you have enough time to do everything you want or need to, working on reducing non-essential tasks may be a good start.
The following are the major areas of human life:
We studied about the four circles of the Earth in another lesson. There are four of them: the geosphere, the hydrosphere, the biosphere, and the atmosphere. They comprise all of our planet's components, both life and non-living. This is significant since it is these interactions that drive Earth's processes.
The geosphere is the sphere of iron and silicon that makes up most of the Earth's surface. It is the largest sphere by far at 63 million square miles (164 million square kilometers). The next largest sphere is the hydrosphere, which is the part of the Earth composed of water. It is only half as large as the geosphere, but since water is more dense than air, it accounts for nearly all of the Earth's mass inside its own shell, with the exception of Antarctica.
The biosphere is the smallest sphere at 5 million square miles (13 million square kilometers), but it is still larger than any single country. It consists of all the land and ocean ecosystems that provide habitat for humans and other organisms. Biospheres interact with each other through migration of species, so they are always changing size. For example, when animals migrate to a new location, they often take their habitats with them - such as trees or grasslands that grow back after being cut down for farmland. Humans also influence biodiversity by moving plants around to make way for farms or cities.
Life is full of ebbs and flows, and your life is no exception. The goal is to enjoy the flow when it comes our way, and to relax into the ebb and ask ourselves what we need in those moments. When we reach a time in our life where we are in a natural ebb, we must be gentle to ourselves. We do not have to struggle against it; we can simply accept that there will be times when we feel lost and don't know where to turn.
The flow of life tends to come in waves, and these waves can bring happiness or sadness. Sometimes we may go through periods where things seem to be going great, only for the wave to hit us hard and leave us feeling drained. Other times, we may experience something that brings us joy, and then another thing happens that brings us down. There is no right or wrong way to deal with these waves, but it does help if we know how and when they will come.
There are two main ways that waves come into our lives: internally and externally. Internally generated waves are feelings we have inside our mind or heart. These are the types of waves that can lead us to love someone or hate them, for example. Externally generated waves are changes that happen outside of ourselves, such as losing a job or getting sick. These are the types of waves that can cause us to feel unhappy about something that was once important to us.
The biosphere encompasses all forms of life on Earth, including animals, plants, fungi, protists, and monera. To enable for the balance of life to flourish on Earth, all four realms must operate in harmony. Any danger to one sphere will have far-reaching consequences for the others.
The four spheres are: atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere.
The atmosphere includes all gases that surround the Earth, except the space outside of it. It plays a vital role in supporting life by providing protection from solar radiation and other dangers such as high-speed particles. The atmosphere also regulates the temperature and water vapor content of the Earth's surface through the process of cloud formation. Clouds reflect sunlight back into space, causing the average temperature of the planet to drop down to near freezing at night time while the sun is out and rising up again during the day time when clouds usually disappear.
The hydrosphere is the part of the Earth where water is found. It includes oceans, lakes, rivers, groundwater, and frozen water (such as ice caps) under the surface of the ground. Water is important for life because it supports everything from tiny bacteria you might find in the gut of an animal to giant whales that travel across thousands of miles of ocean every year searching for food. Water is also needed for natural processes like erosion and the movement of heat around the globe.