Myth: Meditation is sitting silently with your legs crossed, your hands face up on your knees, eyes closed, atop a mountain. Truth: There are so many kinds of meditation!Read More
WHY IS THIS EXERCISE IMPORTANT?
"YOU CAN'T MANAGE WHAT YOU DON'T MEASURE" IS A FAMOUS PETER DRUCKER QUOTE AND I BELIEVE IT APPLIES TO THE MANAGEMENT OF SELF AS WELL AS THE MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS.
LOOKING BACK TO SEE WHAT YOU'VE DONE AND WHO YOU ARE IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF BECOMING BETTER AND ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS.
LEARN WHAT WORKED AND WHAT DIDN'T, THEN YOU CAN ADJUST ACCORDINGLY GOING FORWARD.
AND BY GETTING CURIOUS ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR LIFE, YOU WILL SET BETTER AND MORE REALISTIC GOALS. YOU'LL ALSO INTENTIONALLY CREATE YOUR REALITY WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF.
LIFE IS A CONTINUOUS SERIES OF EXPERIMENTS...
KEEP EXPERIMENTING, FRIENDS!
REFLECT ON 2018 BY ASKING YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
AM I PROUD OF THE PERSON I SHOWED UP AS?
WHAT DID I SET OUT TO ACCOMPLISH?
AM I PROUD OF WHAT I ACCOMPLISHED?
WHERE DID I FALL A LITTLE SHORT?
WHAT DID I NEWLY LEARN ABOUT MYSELF?
WHAT ACTIVITIES, HABITS, AND PEOPLE DID (AND DID NOT) SUPPORT MY GROWTH & THE PERSON I WANT TO BECOME?
WHAT WAS MY MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? (Could be a specific moment or a time period)
IF THERE WAS ANYTHING I COULD CHANGE ABOUT THIS YEAR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
HOW DID I MAKE AN IMPACT?
WHAT NEW SKILL DID I LEARN?
WHAT NEW EXPERIENCES DID I HAVE?
HOW DID I CHALLENGE MYSELF?
WAS I KIND?
WHAT TOOK UP MOST OF MY TIME? WERE THESE THINGS INTENTIONAL OR UNCONSCIOUS?
SETTING THE STAGE FOR 2019
WHAT DO I WANT TO DO MORE OF?
WHAT DO I WANT TO DO LESS OF?
WHAT DO I WANT TO REPLICATE?
WHAT DO I WANT TO DO THAT I HAVEN'T DONE BEFORE?
WHAT ARE MY TOP 5 CORE VALUES?
WHAT ARE MY TOP 3-5 AREAS OF FOCUS?
HOW MUCH TIME DO I WANT TO DEDICATE TOWARDS EACH VALUE & AREA OF FOCUS?
HOW DO I WANT TO GROW?
WHAT NEW THING(S) DO I WANT TO LEARN?
WHAT KIND OF IMPACT DO I WANT TO HAVE?
WHO DO I WANT TO BE KNOWN AS?
WHAT THINGS ARE / WHO IS A PRIORITY?
SOME ADDITIONAL TIPS:
SET S.M.A.R.T.E.R. GOALS
BE REALISTIC, ONE OF MY MOTTOS: "HOPE FOR THE BEST AND PREPARE FOR THE WORST"
Self-love is more than going to the spa and #treatyoself… true self-love is a daily practice in the way we speak to and about ourselves and how we feel about ourselves, whether or not anyone is watching.
When we start with self love, we are able to be authentically ourselves: to show up as the best & most comfortable version of ourselves. When you walk through life as your true self, magical things start to happen!
And if you’re still not convinced, know that you must feel complete before you can truly love or be loved by anyone. Seeking external sources to fill your heart will NEVER leave you satisfied. You may have temporary moments of joy, but not true happiness. To be fulfilled, we must start with filling ourselves, filling our own hearts.
Some questions to ask to reflect on your self-love state: If you were in a relationship with yourself, what kind of relationship would it be? Would you treat your lover this way? Would you want to be treated this way? Are you your own best friend or are you a bully? What’s your inner dialogue? Do you feel like you can be yourself around close friends, family, and colleagues? Do you seek happiness in other people or things?
Start to take notice of your dialogue and define more positive things you can say to build yourself up! You’ll start to catch yourself saying things that aren’t supportive, and that’s great! It’s part of the change process. Once you become aware, you can begin to make adjustments. Even just a small mindset shift can make a HUGE impact.
CHALLENGE: Look at yourself in the mirror for 1 minute, with appreciation, no judgement. At the end of a minute say “I love you” OUTLOUD and give yourself one component. You can do it. You owe it to yourself! Hit me with a ❤️ in the comments if you’re IN!
Love and hugs my friends! 🤗
📷: my sweet Sis @janeybworld - you always inspire me & remind me to do this!
It’s easy to do, you’re the only one that’s going to know. So do you keep your appointments / plans / schedule with yourself? Do you often push projects & workouts?
Two ways to resolve this:
1 - Block the time on your calendar. If something else comes up, you better find the time THAT WEEK. Don’t push it past Sunday night.
2 - Have an accountability partner. Someone you schedule 15 minutes with each week to track your progress. If you don’t feel like you can ask a friend, hire a coach. OR get really good at setting reminders and tasks for yourself.
There is always a way, if something is important enough, you will make the time.