I’m totes ok with putting my hand up and saying I am far from perfect. Imperfectly perfect I call myself actually.
This last week I didn’t do my usual daily rituals.
*what are they? I’ll tell you at the end of the post*
This last week I was out of routine.
This last week I missed a few things.
This last week I was lazy.
This last week I was caught up in my thoughts/other peoples dramas and stories.
This last week I was not caring for my body or mind.
This last week I was watching trashy tv on my ipad to escape.
This last week I was focusing on ‘easier’ things to focus on.
This last week I distracted myself with crap.
This last week I didn’t use my diary.
This last week I told myself that I ‘deserved’ it/that thing/time off/that food.
This last week I listened to my inner critic.
This last week I even took the ‘advice’ of that inner critic.
This last week I was normal.
I achieved ‘average’ results from barely average effort. Am I being tough on myself? Shit yes. Who else am I accountable to? But to me. To my kid. To my business. To my mission and goals in life.
I am not here to be average and not push myself. I am not here to ‘take the easy road’ and sit back to watch others achieve greatness. I am not here to relax and live with ‘hope’ that it will be ok.
Its not ok.
By the way, if this blog is rubbing you up emotionally – perhaps its time to stop being average yourself.
How did (and do you notice how I say this is past-tense?) I remedy this?
How did I get outta that funk? That place which feels like crap.
I got over myself. I got over feeling sorry for myself. I got over it all. I let go of beating myself up. I let go of berating myself. I let go and I forgave myself.
Then I went for a walk in the cold and rain. I talked to a friend in need. I had a coffee and journalled my shit out. Then breathed.
Then I got back to my daily rituals. My diary. My focus. And breathed some more.
It took minutes. Not days or weeks. And no I didn’t beat myself up for not realising it was easy to do. I let go of that shit too.
Stop hanging on.
Stop the finger pointing.
Take responsibility and…
Off you go.
p.s Yes I do a lot in my life and business that uses the foundations of daily rituals. (Amongst more things) Wanna know more? I have a cool training coming soon, so if you want to know when please add yourself to this mailing list and you will be the first to find out.