Like all of the other transitions, we won’t really know what it will look like until we’re in it. Here is a small silver lining. By now you have some historical evidence of how you might respond to the next transition. Also, you get to choose whether you’d like to try something different.
“Let’s do it!” I tell my husband enthusiastically. We’re with our realtor in a house we’ve now seen twice for a total of maybe 15 minutes and I’m certain this is our new house. Our dream house. A few days later we’re in a coffee shop, signing our lives away in very unclear legal jargon,... Continue Reading →
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.