Okay, I just had a chat with my mastermind sister (my friend who just gets me and reflects me and helps me be my best self and grow my business, too!) yesterday.
We talked about how we - us specifically, but humans in general - do the same thing over and over, even as we wish we would change it. We observe it, we notice it, we realize it's not benefitting us, and yet it's HARD to change things!! I suppose humans really are creatures of habit. She was talking about business. She has these amazing ideas (she's brilliant), and then she does NOT implement them. Then she has the brilliant idea AGAIN, and tells me about it, and I'm like "Yeah, you said to me before." Which surprises her. I guess she's so brilliant she can't even keep up with herself!
And I shared with her how often I write in my journal that the day would have been better if I had gone to bed earlier and gotten more sleep. I'm not talking hours, I'm talking half an hour, an hour. And yet, that little bit is so hard.
So she brainstormed an idea for her to get her ideas onto paper.
And I agreed I'd talk to my coach about my schedule and my desire for getting 10% more sleep.
And then after this conversation... I thought my my OLD journals. Over and over I write things like this:
Yesterday was horrible eating day. (And the day before). Stuffed myself on pizza. Felt sick.
All day bad bad eating. Feel sick.
Ate so much I feel I will bust my seams.
One day sugar free. Eating eating eating.
And I know that at the time I was not using my journals purposefully. I was not moving forward with them, I was really just recording. So as interesting as it is now, I wasn't really putting them to work back then. And that's the thing. We can KNOW what we need to do, and still now know HOW to do it?
So here are my questions to you,
Do you know what you need to do?
Do you have a plan on how you will do it?
Ask me if you have any questions. I'd love to give you some feedback if you are looking for it.
I help busy, ambitious leaders to step off the emotional eating roller coaster, so they can lose weight and keep it off, still eat all the foods they love, and finally find the work life balance they crave.