My goodness July is just about over. Time is flying and we’re more than halfway through the year.
At the beginning of every week, I reflect on the goals I set for myself the previous week. I walk through each one, especially the ones I did not achieve, and figure out what are some things I can change going into the new week.
This morning, I walked into my office to reflect on this week ending and something caught my eye. It was my 2022/2023 vision board. I took a deep sigh and felt a little flustered looking at it. Seriously frustrated and confused all at the same time. A wave of disappointment coming over me. I feel like I talk a big game in my head, but there’s little to no action.
That’s what brings me to our little chat today, so I hope you’ve been sipping on your cup of joe, because I sure have.
Let me preface this by saying I am giving myself grace, but I still have a certain degree of expectation set for myself.
This past week, I was full of energy and ready to get the ball rolling. I thought I could easily have everything in order, all while knocking everything off my to do list that I needed to do for me. I’m a huge advocate for mothers setting aside time for themselves, but I am a realist, and I know that doesn’t happen every time. And for me it didn’t happen at all this week. There was no room for me and every time I thought I had a time to step away, I was quickly interrupted.
Again, as I sit down to open my Habit Stacking Sheet for Week 4 … it is non existent. This week was so busy, I never created it. When I realized that, I kind of just sat up in my chair and pushed myself away from my desk, and that’s when my vision board caught my eye. Especially towards the bottom in the middle of it where I put a sheet of white paper to write all my goals down that I accomplished throughout the year. It has like 4 lines, but it’s blank to me.
That’s when I was like girl you are a lot of talk, where’s the action sis!? And it hit even harder because of that sheet on my vision board. So, I have two choices … I can either slide into self-reproach or be more intentional. The old me use to slide into sadness and guilt, but when I say I am not that girl anymore! Almighty God has been and is working on me. I know this because of everything that has been thrown at me this past year. So, of course I am going to give myself some compassion, but also be more intentional with the things I say I’m going to do.
Having babies and the curveballs that life has throw my way is not stopping anything over here. I just have a new normal and it is going to take some getting used to, but we move.
On this beautiful Sunday, to get started I am first going to lead with a positive mindset and start to declutter my home and workspace. Once that’s done, I’ll be able to have time to focus on my priorities and goals.
Here are a few tips that I plan on incorporating and keeping in my mind from here on out to be more intentional and get the most out of my day.
- Use your time wisely
- Be aware of your day, have a clear structure
- Plan prepare and get organized
- Know the results you want
- Avoid comparison
So, take a few moments today to self-reflect to see what areas in your life could use some improvement. Trust me, there’s always room to perfect something.
Well, I’ve taken up enough of your Sunday. Enjoy your day and lets kill it this week and a new month is upon us.
Have the best day beautiful.