Reflections can take us so many places… from the active to the passive. It can take us down the should have’s, what if’s, if only – you get my drift.
Or it can take us down the ‘wow look what I have achieved’. ‘look at the difference I have made in other’s lives’ and the ‘I am proud of the woman I have become’ – you get my drift.
This is my first blog post since mid November. Today I am at a point of reflecting…. if I sit really still the reflection creates clarity – just like the frog, to capture a butterfly in reflection is precious and I see it as a symbol of transformation.
If I wriggle and dash about that reflection becomes distorted and the clarity disappears. I have been doing a lot of the dashing about and doing – life in 2015 was tumultuous in many ways, a year of triumphs and tears, starting and getting thrown off course by life’s events and a year of personal growth..
Maybe you have been down that track also, maybe your confidence has bounced around between triumphs and tears. We are not totally confident all of the time. It waxes and wanes as we go through life, taking on new things, new projects, stretching ourselves, succeeding, still getting there, learning to say no, overcoming challenges and finding a balance that suits your lifestyle.
When things don’t go to plan we can easily let our confidence get bent out of shape – yet it is often in one area yet we allow that to override the positives in our lives.
#1 Use your time for reflection as a positive planning tool, not as self flagellation time.
#2 Be realistic – stretching yourself is not about pushing yourself to breaking point.
#3 Ask for help – avoid the stoic ‘I can do it all by myself’ track.
#4 Create a morning ritual to get yourself into a peak performance state. One that suits your lifestyle and you love doing.
#5 Create time for self care and nurture your relationships
#6 Take the time to acknowledge your achievements no matter how small.
#7 Then’ go for it’ whatever that means to you with every fibre of your being.
Start today and make the changes that will make a difference in your life… don’t know how? Contact me for a complimentary 20mins session.