I'm not gonna lie, I've been shit about putting these things into practice as of late. Especially the exercise part that everyone keeps harping on about. (Still trying to get that figured out. My neighborhood isn't the most fun place to walk anymore.)
But I wanted to share some of what I've found through this journey and slogging through some of the nonsense. I've come across a YouTube channel that I've become very fond of. In her latest video, she's chatting about working toward your goals. And the fact that in order to start working toward your goals you actually need to figure out what they are. Or at least one of them. For starters.
I don't know about you, but I have a big family, moved into a larger house with more to maintain, and have been a passenger of the struggle bus for far longer than I care to admit. BUT what I wasn't doing AT ALL, was prioritizing my own goals with the same weight as every one else's needs around me.
Now...am I saying I'm going to stop making lunch or feeding the pets in order to get time to write? Nope. What I am saying is that I'm sitting here writing a blog post after doing my morning pages and a quick meditation. And I'm awake and ready to take on the day in a way I wouldn't have been otherwise.
The image above is one of the affirmations I used to say daily to make myself believe my words were going to take me places. Between new house drama, new job drama for hubby, and all kinds of other every day life stuff, I stopped reminding myself that I have goals in life that I need to work on. EVERY. DAY.
If you are looking for some inspiration to get started, I wanted to share this video. I'm a recent subscriber to this YouTuber and I find her videos inspiring and thoughtful. Am I doing EVERYTHING the way she does? Nope. But I've found some of her ideas useful, and I'm mixing up my timeline to try new things.
In this post she suggests setting a goal for something you want to do. Me? I want to start querying editors and agents again to find a new publishing home. What are you going to start doing today to get to the tomorrow you want to see?
Tell me what you're working on too. Saying it out loud means we have to get started today. Get started with me. We can totally do this.