I hope you are having a good week and that you are staying aligned with what you said you wanted in the area of your health, your work, your development and your relationships. Thursday is a great day- the Day of Intention according to Deepak Chopra- to check in with yourself and see where you’re at.
Check-ins can look like this:
1.) Grab your Journal and review your goals for the year. See if you’re on point or if you’ve strayed from your intentions. If you are on point, sit with that, feel good about your success, your consistency, your motivation and aligned action. If you’ve stepped outside the grooves, write down one thing you can do today to step back in alignment. Do not entertain the gremlins for one minute more of your time. Remember, they are there to hold you back from being your highest self. Once you know that, you can dismiss them for the noisy little buggers they are, smile in your wisdom and maturity, and continue moving forward. At a much.faster.rate.
2.) State out loud: Where am I at today? At the start of this month, this first quarter of 2020? What did I say I wanted to do, wanted to feel? What’s my why? Talking out loud is a powerful exercise because it shortens the duration of your distress and gets to the heart of the matter in minutes (eventually seconds.) Once you hear where you’re not feeling so great, you’ll also hear yourself say: “That’s right. I know that food causes me to feel inflamed every single time I choose to eat it. What else is there that’s good?” Or, “I know I feel deflated after I meet or speak with that person. How can I plan to cut the call short next time, or to counter the call afterwards with someone who uplifts me?” Maybe you’d even hear yourself saying that if you dared, you’d nix the call/meeting/luncheon/date/job/relationship altogether and take your dog for a walk instead to congratulate yourself out in nature that you are doing something that makes you feel peaceful and in charge of your previous energy.
3.) Dialogue with someone you love. Ask your partner, your best friend: “How are you seeing me? How am I showing up to life, to our friendship, our relationship? Do you see me fueled and energized with much to give or am I walking around looking all tired and like I’m miserable?” Feedback from those whose opinions we trust often gives us a clearer picture of whether or not we are in alignment with the goals we set in our minds. Simply be sure the person you ask has your best interest at heart and is doing their own work so they get what you’re asking them to do for you. It’s a challenge sometimes, lots of times, to live out by example the construct we have in our heads. Ask a valued person in your life to give you feedback. They’ll benefit from the exercise too.
Check in with yourself today and take your spiritual temperature.
Remembering to remember our why is a simple step, yet a necessary one to stay the course and move in the direction of self-actualization.
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All good things,