Checking-In With Yourself

Happy Monday, hope all is well and the weekend was good to you. Do you know how easy it is to stray off track? I found myself losing a bit of myself this weekend on things I’ve been wanting to work on. Simple things that you don’t really think can distract you can really take you away from what you’re trying to accomplish. Case in point, Netflix, bet you didn’t expect that but we ended up binge watching Luke Cage this weekend and instead of continuing to read a new book that I’m currently obsessed with, I’ve also missed out on my daily meditations for no reason, and my workout routine isn’t where I would like for it to be.  I’ve just been easily distracted, so instead of focusing on things that in a way are making me a better person, I have avoided that to an extent. Do you ever have those moments and need to check-in with yourself to regroup and get back to basics? I always think that sometimes when we have those moments when we are distracted from goals to help us grow, I think in a way we aren’t happy about the routine in some way, shape or form. The goal is still attainable but maybe its changing up how you’re doing what you’re doing to get to where your trying to be. I’ve been doing this 52 list journal that has been helpful and last week the focus was on writing down all my routines and then in looking at the list, focusing on which one(s) you’re not happy with and actually changing things up. What I learned from it was that we shouldn’t t keep routinely doing things in our lives that don’t bring us happiness, do something different  about it and keep doing something at least to keep you feeling good about the life you have or are striving for.  Another thing I noticed was just focusing on others needs more than on my own, so in a way I got side tracked and as I write this, it has made me really think about balancing things out, sometimes I tend to focus on other things and I may let my routines get the best of me, so I used this day off to regroup a bit. I finished a chapter in my book, and will be trying out a new technique to see how effective it is in helping me improve my thinking on where I would like to be with my life, so will let you know how it goes after I’ve done it for a few weeks, after I finish writing this post, I will work on journaling and my happiness list for this week, and something about having a clean place makes me think better so that’s also something I’ve noticed that may throw me off some days so I cleaned up a bit today and just focusing on getting ready for work tomorrow.  Checking-in with yourself is so helpful for you to make sure you are on the right path, schedule when you need to but make sure there is some consistency.  It really has helped me get to the root cause of why I’m behaving or feeling a certain way and challenges me to make some changes I may not want to but need to.

Thanks for reading.



“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” Martin Luther King



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