Today I was in my closet, putting away laundry and decide to look at what I had hanging up. I moved things around and confirmed my belief I love a good hoodie.
This got me thinking about a lot of things – funny how it works – when we are doing chores, when we don’t have a lot of stimulation coming at us, we have time to think, listen to that inner voice and see things differently. Something a lot of us avoid or put off.
For me, this brought up getting back to basics, back to the things that I let slide – I would like to say it happened when the kids were home from school, that the role of mom, teacher, entertainer took all I had – which is true yet I also know that I started letting things slide long before that. Coasting comes to mind, yes, I have been coasting for a while (that pains me to admit).
This last week I did a 5-day workshop – an hour every day, it was great. I learned some new things, remembered what I know and got me excited. I actually worked on some of the worksheets yesterday and then this morning, why my youngest son sat next to me drawing I went back to some of my basics.
I dusted off my social plan – the plan that I use to use to have a blueprint of what I was doing. What kept me on task and doing what I wanted to do. I had let it go along the way. I had to ask why and of course the usual excuses came up, time, effort, life – yet there is more to it, and once I get to the bottom of it, I will share – that’s a work in progress.
We are human, and I genuinely believe we are doing the best we can. Most of us are reactive vs proactive, when COVID hit, a lot of use just reacted – who plans for a pandemic – lol. We did the best we could. Now, as things are slowly easing, change is happening, again and again, we react. Who knows what will happen – for now, we just have to be ok with that. It is out of our control; we have to let go of that for now – as a reforming control freak that is still hard.
What is in our control is switching from reactive to proactive. How – it is a great time to take stock of where we are, in business and life.
Ask yourself some questions:
- Have you let go of the things you need to do to propel you forward and for now just winging it?
- Are you coasting? If you are, that is ok if that is what you want to do.
- Was this going on before the lockdown – if so, why, why did you let things go?
I will admit, I do let life get in the way and let things go and then before I know it, I have let way, way too many things go, and I think WFT??? I have broken out my journal, and I am spending some time with it to find the answer. I have a few suspicions and digging into it.
So, for now, I am continuing to take stock and getting back to some of my basics. Not just my social plan, I even went into my schedule, deleted a lot of the old stuff and started fresh. I put in the things that I will do every day, and it felt terrific.
Have you taken stock lately? If you haven’t, I strongly suggest you do – it feels fantastic, and then you can make decisions about what you are going to do – proactive vs reactive.
And to be honest – when you know what you need to do, everyday life is more manageable.
If you need support with taking stock – reach out to me.
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