I’m realizing more and more that it’s important to show up for ourselves as lovingly as we show up for our partner, friends, and family. When I try to constantly force myself to complete a task and then berate myself if it’s not done perfectly, timely or efficiently, I’m less likely to come back to the table and keep working.
The only thing I know for certain is that the people out there who are reaching their big goals have one thing in common. They are deeply committed to working on their success. It may not always be evident or consistent, but committing and recommitting to your dreams, habits, and goals is the only way to make substantial change.
This is a true Instagram v. Reality moment. I'm trying my hardest to be kind to myself and "count" all the other things I didn't have on my list that I ended up doing (Christmas lists, nap, connected with siblings). Do you fall into the what-does-and-doesn't-count trap?
Like most important things, these steps are simple but not easy. At least not for me and I suspect not for you (read: perfectionist who just needs to do/get/be one more thing before making a move).
In an effort to show up for myself I am putting virtual pen to paper. I haven’t been here in a while, but I’m here now – progress. I’m not going to worry about this being the post that makes or breaks me – avoiding perfection. Process over outcome is essentially the same as “fake it till you make it.”
Our phones have incredible potential for productivity. They also have potential for addiction. On average a person will spend three hours on their phone per day. They can help us get to our own metaphorical moon landing (our own big goals) except for one thing.
According to Statistic Brain Research Institute, in 2017 only 9.2% of people who make resolutions felt they were successful in achieving their resolution.
With 2019 just around the corner, why not set yourself up for success? Why not be part of that 9.2%? Instead of stacking up on high hope, take some time to plan out what a great year will look like.
Burnout is real and it can be incredibly detrimental to the work you put forward. Know that you aren’t alone. According to Gallup 85% of employees worldwide are not engaged or actively disengaged. Be kind to yourself, and to your team. Ask for help if you can. Get out when you’re ready.