What have you been giving your attention to lately?
Crafting a life you’re proud to be living? Or, focusing on things that are of little to no benefit?
I’ve been journaling for about 10 minutes a day and damn, it’s ridonkulous at how much it puts things into perspective.
What I’ve noticed is that I need to do it in the morning because it’s an insanely powerful way to start my day but I’ve done it at night as well with no qualms.
I essentially write down a pattern or behavior I want to change, then write down how I’m going to do it in real time (not in the near future folks cus that’s just feeding yourself some booshit), and then write down the feelings I will experience after sticking to it, just for one day.
What’s come up for me lately is the need for mental clarity because I’ve been so hyped on all of my ideas that I’ve been exhausting myself, leading to more sporadic than productive thinking…
So I wrote it down, then I wrote this-
After I get my shit handled, I will rest.
The “I will rest” part resonated so hard with me because, shocker, I need to rest.
I took a second to imagine myself actually resting after a focused day of work and I felt proud even though the day was just starting and I hadn’t actually done it yet. So I wrote that down to remind myself of the feeling that would be waiting for me at the end of the day should I honor what was written in my journal… And, also, the kind of energy I would have the following day to continue getting things done in an efficient manner.
I know, I know, it sounds cheesy as hell and maybe even boring to “journal”. But, for real, I’ve been doing it for a couple of days and it’s made a huge difference. The word proud keeps resurfacing for me which is pretty freakin cool in my eyes, and I have felt proud at the end of each day. I really just wanted to throw it out there that writing is a powerful thing, and though it may sound cheesy it’s not, it’s science ya’ll. Google it.
So maybe give it a shot, we all have things we want to improve upon and though it may seem tedious, it’s hard for me to imagine that you’ll regret spending a maximum of 10 lousy minutes to focus on yourself.
After all, what you give your attention to you will become, right?
So, what behavior or pattern do you want to change?
How do you put that into practice today?
And, what do you think you’ll feel when you realize you actually did it?
I’m going to keep up with this for 30 days because it’s both recommended and realistic, but I hope to make it a lasting habit.
If, for whatever reason, you feel compelled to start doing this yourself- drop me a line and let me know how it’s going!
by Alexa Francisco
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