Updated: Jan 24
Can you believe it's already the last week of January? This month has gone by so quickly for me. In addition to keeping up with my regular to-do list, I've been challenging myself with continuing to learn new things and pursuing a variety of personal and professional goals. Whether you've stuck to your resolutions or could benefit from a motivational nudge, below are some reminders and ideas to continue to move the needle on the goals you will achieve.
Make space for mental clarity.
Have you ever had the solution to a problem that's been nagging at you jump right out to greet you when you least expected it? Like during the middle of your workout? This happens to me all the time. I've also noticed that when I intentionally create more opportunities to disconnect from a problem and pour myself fully into something seemingly unrelated I can create this magical scenario more often.
When is the last time you've intentionally tried to find ways to unplug that work for you? What I've noticed through numerous conversations with friends, colleagues, and clients is that this response can be triggered by different things for everyone. For some, journaling is the only way to unclog their thoughts, others find meditation, a walk outside, drawing, or even a play break with pets or kids to be the only thing that resets them.
In the busyness of the day-to-day, we can often forget that we have to actively seek out what our unique rebalancing remedy is and create space to implement it.
If it's been a while since you stopped to explore what's been working for you lately then consider this your call to try a few tactics before the end of the month. See what works well for you and what doesn't. Maybe a combination of things gets you in the perfect state of mind to think more clearly and grapple with any challenges that head your way.
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Rebalance and restoration ideas:
Do a yoga class, many local studios are offering remote options these days
Take a stretch break, Fit On is a free app that offers workouts and stretches - some are as short as 5 minutes
Make a good mood playlist with songs that energize you
Find a coach to hold you accountable to incorporate your restoration practices into your routine. If you'd like to see if I'm a good coaching fit, schedule a complimentary meeting.
"There is only one way to eat an elephant, one bite at a time"
- Desmond Tutu