The holidays are fast approaching. To some people, that means it’s time to wind down, reflect on the year and reset for the upcoming festivities of a new year, filled with renewed resolutions. But, to others, it’s a time to rev up business, fitness goals and plans for holiday shopping–Black Friday, Cyber Monday? What do we do about the urge to go all in on feeling a deep appreciation for life?
To me, every day is a day to celebrate, reset, reflect, and contemplate how I want to show up in my work, in my relationships and in my life. Sometimes, like everyone else, I need to slow down and consider how I’m using my time. But, what I know for sure, and trust about prosperity is I will figure it out. And thankfully, I always do.
Do you ever feel stuck in making a decision? Sometimes, you want to do one thing, then another, and maybe another. Suddenly, you stop. And in the end, nothing gets accomplished. You’ve become fatigued by trying to make a decision and at some point, not making a decision feels less stressful so you don’t make one. However, in reality, not making a decision is a temporary decision. I don’t want to judge why that might happen. Instead, I believe we can consider it a short-term reaction to a long-term issue. Now, let’s examine what the issue or issues might be. Are you overwhelmed by what to do first? Do you have any help or are you planning and executing your goals on your own? Could that be a reason you’ve paused? Maybe. Do you have the financial resources to implement goals and actions? Because, regardless of what anyone says, goals cost. They cost you time, energy, and in some cases, money. But, at the same time, the rewards can be quite significant. So, let’s imagine how rewarding it’ll be to start one goal at a time, for the next 30 days. Are you looking to improve your sleep? Do you want to have more energy by way of increasing your physical activity? Are you interested in socializing safely, a bit more often than you currently do? Would you like to get on a plane, a train or in a car and go on a mini vacation?
I suggest writing 1 or 2 short-term goals for the next 6 weeks but this time, write what the intention is you are looking to create. The next step is to assess your availability and your finances. Do you have days left in the bank to take off? Can you work remotely from anywhere else in the world right now? Are you able to shift your spending to save a little more money each week or every other week?
Anything you want to do, you can do. It may require asking for help, if you’re a parent so that you have childcare coverage. Or, it may require you asking your manager if you can work internationally so that you can travel and work, if you want a change of scenery. Or, it might require ordering less take-out and putting those extra dollars towards a really cheap train or plane ticket. Whatever first step you take, make it intentional and work with your imagination to create the intention you will draw near to your experience so you can be fully present when it manifests. Talk less, write more, plan and execute more efficiently. Make your plan plain and do not procrastinate. However, you celebrate the near-end-of-2020, do it with purpose!
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*This blog is about becoming free. It’s a reflection of introspective thoughts and experiences that have crossed miles of self-discovery. I created this blog to inspire others to live life with less self-criticism, judgment and openness to new experiences. May you find that you learn how to live a life by design and on your own terms!*