I’ve been working on myself since 2005. I can’t even count how many times over the last 16 years I’ve got in my own way. Luckily, with self- awareness, I recognized it immediately and took action to begin moving forward.
These are the steps I’ve taken to get out of my own way:
- Remember my why. Why am I doing what I’m doing? Just last week, I started feeling the fear of planning my first retreat and I immediately started heading back to my comfort zone. Then I reminded myself, Oh yeah, I’m doing this retreat to help women overcome their bad habits and addictions. I’m here to empower others.” So onward and upward I go and continued on my journey.
- I go to a quiet place; my porch, (it’s my Oasis) a mountain by a creek, a park, I slow my breath and my mind down and I meditate. Keep a notebook and pen by me in case I have any thoughts I need to write down.
- I find someone to serve. Whether it’s a friend that’s down in the dumps, I can send them a short ‘thinking about you’ note. Or I take my courage art cards and give one to the cashier or the server at the restaurant or I drive by a pan handler and I offer them a blessing bag that includes water, $3, a granola bar and some hand wipes.