Today is Day 3 of Notes-vember! I hope everyone is awake, well-rested, and motivated. Get your tags and journal out so we can get started (if you haven’t gotten started already).
Things to Remember
If your Notes-vember journey starts a little rough, remind yourself that you’re trying something different. You’re pretty much building a new habit and adding something to your day. So take your time, go with your flow and allow yourself to get it done.
- Find a quote for YOUR day. Pick one that touches you and is going to help you make it through the day. Something you can replay in your head and you can’t wait to reflect upon at the end of the day. You can also use the quotes here. The quotes I post are from interviews I listen to from people that have dealt with some of the same things I’ve dealt with or am currently dealing with.
- Write it down in your journal and read it to yourself. Ask yourself how it relates to you and your current situtation. Maybe even a past situation you’re finding it hard to overcome.
- At the end of the day, once you’ve wound down, everyone is fed, and the kids are bathed and in bed, sit and think about your day. Get out your journal and write about it. Write about what you’re grateful for and how proud of yourself you are. Remind yourself how you made it through another day. Give yourself something to talk about and be happy about, even if the day wasn’t the best. You’re still here to talk about it.
- Don’t be afraid to start your day, a task, a hobby, or a new career because of a “what-if”.
- You can only feel and understand the experience when you immerse yourself. Learn to get comfortable and allow yourself to be free. Give whatever you’re doing, your undivided attention.
- Don’t worry about what may stop you or what you have to do in the next hour, use the time you have to enjoy and do what you need to do. Let everything flow.
This is the point where you get out your journal and write. You can ask yourself different questions, or you can take questions from previous Notes-vember posts. Here are some questions you can add to your list as well:
- How often do you feel afraid before starting something? Were you afraid today? What can you do to get passed being afraid? What about “IT” makes you afraid?
- Why is it so hard for you to get immersed? Is there something stopping you? If so, what can you do to make things work in your favor without causing issues elsewhere?
- Is time an issue for you when starting something new or when you want to do something you enjoy? Is there a way to get around this?
As you sit, take a deep breath, and relax, remind yourself that its nothing wrong with being afraid but, you have to be ready. It may not be today, tomorrow, or the next week, but you’ll know when you’re ready. That tiny bit of fear will be there until you take that step. Once you step forward, the fear slowly starts to fade away.
There is a difference between procrastination and not being ready. Be able to tell the difference between the two and remember that only YOU can tell YOU when to start, stop, and go. Only YOU can hold YOU back. Procrastination is being ready, but not taking action. Not being ready is a little bit of fear and wonder that causes you to hesitate.