I don’t feel tough…
It’s Saturday… it’s an unusual Saturday because we don’t have any plans today, which is good because I’m still recovering from gall bladder surgery. My husband would prefer I was resting (he worries about me). But I want to work. Weekends are when I feel the most free and creative to work on my business.
Starting a business is scary. For years I have hidden behind my husband’s businesses or an MLM. But to start my own? To put my ideas out there? To believe I have something of value? Something people need? It feels vulnerable. Creating a business is vulnerable; every limiting belief and every unresolved issue surfaces. But this is for another article…
Today, as I sat in front of my computer to start some work, I saw an email from my favorite store, Indigo. In the email, they featured an article from Neil Pasricha. I have read one of his books, a second is on my shelf ready to be read. The article was, “How to get a little bit tougher in just 2 minutes a day”. I clicked on the article… I sure could use getting tougher right now…
In the article he talks about two-minute mornings… two minutes where he answers the following questions….
I will let go of …
I am grateful for…
I will focus on …
Do you journal? I do. I try every day, but I average about five times a week. I have tried free form journaling, structured journaling, I’ve tried the 5-minute journal, and today I do an odd combination… I free-form in a journal, but in my bullet journal I record daily what I’m grateful for and what my top three activities are for the day. I put these in my bullet journal so I have them with me all day keeping my focus on them. In the same bullet journal, I assess my week and the month overall.
So Neil’s questions were not necessarily new to me… what was new what how he was using/answering them.
I will let go of… helps avoid revisiting a worry throughout the day (I am not doing this right now)
I am grateful for... helps be more positive everyday
I will focus on… keeps your attention on a big goal. (Not just a task I have to get done… a place, thing you maybe want to be more present with?)
Will these actually make me tougher? I’m not sure… but I like the idea of letting go of something that is haunting me every day. I tend to focus on things… creating loops in my mind that are no good. Re-playing something I said, an email I sent or didn’t send. Letting it go would be healthier. As for focus… I realized recently that I am not always present… maybe I could choose something every day to be more present with.
Since I’m always trying to find ways to better myself this might be something to try. A small change/addition to my daily journaling. Do you want to try it with me?
“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”Buddha
“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
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