Thoughts, Tips, Ideas and Tricks to live your best life
Greetings Summer friends,
I apologize I have been gone for a while. Anyway, I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer. Personally when summer comes around, I try to spend as much time as possible outside. Enjoying the outdoors, and the heat is what makes summer for me, a day in a dress or a bikini means I had a good day :) What makes it a good summer for you?
So this month my goal has been to have no goals. No agenda, just let go on priorities, and accomplishments. This was a surprisingly hard "goal" for me to accept, and to my surprise has been super liberating! In having "no goal" for the month, I have actually accomplished a lot more, and enjoyed more life, like friends, my home, being alone, reading.... And when I am hanging out with friends I noticed that I am more present. And the biggest thing of all I just have more energy in general. I was telling my coach, Rebecca, that I felt very sluggish and weighed down. I didn't know what to do, she suggested giving up on goals for a month. I was so resistant. That sounded backwards to me. How will I accomplish anything if I have no goals??? As it turns out, it was the opposite.
In this process of "giving up on goals" I learned quite a bit about myself. I realized that I was judging myself for what I did or didn't accomplish. I realized (again) that I have been brushing over my wins, or accomplishments, and rushing on to the next thing. In a sense stealing my own wind. It has also helped to anchor in that life is just a forever work in progress, so its ok to let go of the "finish line", because when I get there I will create a new one. While goals are important, its equally important to celebrate every win, no matter how tiny. This is something I am working on too. Here's to celebrating bigger and loosening up on goals!
Would giving up on goals for one month shake things up a bit for you? I would have said no, until I tried it. Please continue to pay all your bills, and take care of the essentials; but I encourage you to let go of goals for one month, and just watch what happens!
Important things to note:
What do you find yourself doing most often?
What feelings do you notice popping up?
And after one month has passed what did you end up accomplishing?
After this month is over, take these questions and use what you noticed to make tiny modifications in your life, you'll enjoy a more satisfying life! And that is the point, personal satisfaction, since we are forever works in progress.
With love, Jessica
I'm very passionate about a lot of things, often trying to incorporate all of it into my life!