Turning Over A New Page
Stuck in a rut? Have you reached a plateau? Self-awareness is key to producing change.
I somehow thought the only way to move forward was to work through all my issues, like I had to shoulder all this weight until I handled it all correctly. Until I realized, all that was doing was weighing me down and keeping me from moving forward. I'm not suggesting you not handle things that happen in your life. But I am saying I have found that sometimes life can get overwhelming and you can get spread too thin, trying to fix or accomplish everything all at the same time. Often times, we go back and forth from task to task, which normally leads to nothing getting done. So it only makes sense, I wasn't getting anywhere with this approach, I was lucky if I was even treading water enough to keep my head up. There is a difference between being busy and being productive. Somehow I always thought if I just worked harder I would be able to get that thing I desired. I have now learned it's not about working harder it's about working smarter. So don't just be busy, be aware of your thoughts and actions and take note if they are producing the desired result.
What I found that works - Block it and Shelf it: When we set a specific time to work on a specific task and then we move to the next, we assure each task gets the full attention it deserves. Trying to handle everything all at the same time, only holds you back from moving forward. So put what isn't critical on a shelf and handle it as needed. Take the tasks that are doable and will help you move forward and block out time to work on these tasks daily.
Perhaps take up journaling: gather the facts, record the thoughts and feelings, become a detective. Keep track of what's working, what's missing, what you need more of and what you need less of. Let go of what is no longer serving you, the power of no is a game changer. It’s only by saying “NO” that you can concentrate on things that are really important! So decide what you want, then say "no" to everything else that doesn't help you achieve what you desire. Keep your eye on the prize and you will be amazed at what the future hold for you.
It is never too late to start over, to reinvent yourself. You are deserving of the life you want to live and if you are brave enough to chase it. Remember your past is your past, you can’t erase it, but you can take action today to begin again. It’s time to move on from the things that don’t deserve you. It’s time to break old habits that get in the way of your happiness. It’s time to let go of people who make you feel like you’re not enough. It doesn’t matter who you used to be, it matters who you decide to be. Trust your journey and believe in the power of within you. Turn the next page — there are extraordinary things lying ahead.