In my last post I talked about all the things I resolve to do in 2020, and mostly concluded that I resolve to take small steps, get into my daily routines, and finish what I start.
I realize it’s not going to be easy, but I have started the year off right at least! By tracking everything in my bullet journal, I will be able to see my progress at a glance: daily, weekly, and monthly.
In my agenda, I can see a breakdown by day along with all my appointments: my health, my family excursions, and vet care.
One thing I forgot to mention in my last post was that in addition to all the big changes, we also got a new puppy.
Three dogs, two kids, one husband, a new home and a new job. I certainly have my hands full!
This is the importance of meditating though – to remember to breathe and let go of all the anxiety that comes with the overwhelm of life.
The new me will be more mindful and focus on the tasks at hand. Of course, all of this is easy to say when I’m on vacation from work.
During office hours it will take constant effort to remind myself to breathe and let go. Once I’m back into the work rhythm, I’ll write about my progress and struggles along the way.
Right now, I want to talk about something I did not mention in my last post.
Staying in Your Comfort Zone is OK
There are two things that I would like to work on this year that I decided not to put into metrics: social media and podcasting.
I would love to be able to say, “I want to be more available on the internet with my tribe and close knit community (that’s you).”
Unfortunately, I also know this brings me stress.
I’m not good at the social stuff… being present on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram (I actually know nothing about this platform), Twitter, and all the other online platforms.
Nothing feels natural, and it’s so busy I get distracted easily.
I wish I was the person who could post regularly and comment on all the things, and like all the other things, be present, encourage and engage in conversations, but it’s not who I am, and I know it causes me more anxiety.
In the last year of blogging and social media grouping (totally made that phrase up), I have realized that I need to focus on my strengths and let go of the weaknesses.
I am happiest when I’m writing – so blogging should be relatively easy to maintain.
I’m also good at responding to emails, and engaging in private, written conversations – versus public written conversations.
I will try to be more present in my social media tribes, and I encourage others to as well – however, I have not created any 2020 benchmarks for this.
If I did, I may as well make my annual goal to be more stressed throughout the year.
Celebrate Your Wins
That goes for podcasting as well. I would love to do regular podcasts, and I believe my husband and I have discussed doing a joint one because dialogue is easier than monologue.
My plan is to get this going for sure, but once again, I do not have any benchmarks. Doing one podcast episode is a huge success, considering it’s so far outside of my comfort zone.
Instead of putting a quantifying measurement on these things, I would rather celebrate when I do them.
I encourage you to do something similar.
Celebrate your wins, no matter how small. Let go of your weaknesses and focus on your strengths.
In future posts, I’ll talk more about my strengths and weaknesses and what I’ve learned about myself so far.
To wrap up here, I’ll say once again: it’s ok not to be ok.
Remember to celebrate the small victories, that way, when you’re not at your best/happiest/strongest, you’ll have fond memories of when you were and hopefully be able to ease your way back to that place of content.