It’s challenging to not allow self doubt to enter your mind. Heck, even external doubts I receive when I open up about what I want to do within the next eight and a half weeks. The goal is to just keep on trucking, keep to the plan, and do not waiver. Even more so-do not get distracted! There are way too many distractions in place, so utilizing timers and reminding myself to keep the focus has been helping.
Whoever said keeping reality in check while trying to make a big life change and decision on your own is easy…well, that is very admirable. I set my days up for success by doing a simple journaling practice I learned from a podcast with Charles Poliquin, a well-known athletic trainer.
Start the day by writing what you are most proud of today-as if it has already happened, followed by three things you are grateful for. Just before retiring to bed, contemplate about something you have learned today, three fantastic things that happened over the course of the day, and three things you can do better. I like to add in at the end simply what I have done today that has brought me closer to my goals. Just one thing.
This journaling practice as absolutely helped change my focus and given me greater daily satisfaction by realizing how much I have to be grateful for and where to improve on my daily journey.
So for today – gratefulness, mental strength and clarity, with focused determination is in order as I march forward in truly living.