I didn't want to write my blog post of the day. I signed up to participate in a 30 day blog challenge. Today is day 9 and I actually forgot it until the evening. Then I started writing but blew it off to do other things. Then I was reminded that just doing it, getting it done, going the extra mile would make me feel better. I'd feel better not just in this very moment but the next day. And by getting it done now, it would significantly diminish the chances that I'd blow it off tomorrow.
People loose momentum sometimes when they challenge themselves. Once they 'go off track" they are much more likely to continue to stay off try because they perceive it as more challenging to get back into the game. So I'm choosing to just show up now and write this. It will keep me aligned with that I want to do and feel.
What happens when people 'go off track', they get used to not showing up for themselves in other areas of their life that matter to them. The pattern gets established. This is not to say that people have to strive for perfection. Not at all! But showing up to your best ability feels great for a reason - it's a push out of the comfort zone. It's an act towards something new and brave. We can change our patterns, if we really want to create change.
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It hit me like a thud when someone said it to me. I was blindsided by it and it radically changed my perspective...for the better. I'm referring to the realization that the thoughts I had in my head were deeply affecting my life.
There is absolutely no way to know when our last day will be. Ultimately, we don't have control of this. Scary, for sure, especially when so much of our lives are predicated on various systems or controls -- laws, logic, etiquette.
As a parent, spouse, coach, daughter, friend, yogi, cook, housekeeper (sort of), and NYC city dweller, life is full and fast. I love doing things. I like action and revelry but I also love my quiet alone time.
A dear client of mine was having a hard time and couldn't find balance in her life. She was working a lot, late into the evenings on weekdays and most weekends. She was stressed out, over eating, missing her family...
Just 30 days ago, I began a challenge to write a blog post for 30 days straight. It knew it would help me reach more people and I love writing. But there were thoughts in my head that were negative; fleeting ideas that maybe I didn't know what to write about and concerns about what people might think.
This may be obvious to some but often times people forget the importance of maintaining the basics of self care. There are some fundamentals that need to be accounted for in one's life to make for overall well being and balance.
I've been thinking about 2016 and what I want to create in it. I have a process that works. It's a straightforward recipe that gets me in the groove of making what I want happen. If you follow it, it will work for you as well.
In October, I wrote a post about recognizing one's thoughts and making a effort to shift it towards joyful ideas when you recognize that your thoughts are 'somewhere else'.
Ack! Can you picture walking away from a conversation with a new group of people or familiar folks and feeling insecure about what you shared?