How are you?! I know it has been a little bit since I have been on here, so I just want to start by saying that if you are reading this, thank you for being here! It truly means the world to me when anyone reads what I have to say, and I genuinely hope something I write resonates with you today.
I took a little break from writing that I guess turned into a long break. To be honest with you, I am on here because I received my weekly screen time notification, and wow…it was high. I’ve been telling myself the last few months that I’ve been too busy to write, but once I saw the screen time on the phone today – it was game over. Grant it, some of that time is for my job, but still!!! So, here I am. I’m excited to be here! I didn’t realize how much the aspect of writing was missing from my life.
This leads into another point I’d like to touch on before I dive into my monthly goal-setting post (I know I am few days late, but actually, I’m a few months late if you think about it. I haven’t written since January). Lately, I’ve had this restless feeling. It is a mixture of many emotions that honestly don’t make sense together – if that makes any sense, it is not a good feeling. I realized today two major things.
- I need to do more activities that allow me to process my feelings, not ignore them (i.e., stop scrolling on social media, stop online shopping so much, stop continuing to scroll on social media, etc.)
- I need to take action. Usually, I am a very action-oriented person, but I have noticed lately I am avoiding things instead of facing them head-on, which inevitably is contributing to my restlessness.
I keep saying/thinking things like “I wish this would happen…” or “I wish I were more like this…” Well, I can wish all I want, but it’s not going to happen unless I take actionable steps. A simple example is I found myself missing writing, but I wasn’t doing anything about it. I was looking at every app on my phone instead of picking up my laptop or notebook to write. I keep thinking about my dream of writing a book that will not write itself by thinking about it.
Anyway, if you relate to how I am feeling or looking for a sign to take a step forward, this is it. You are in control.
Now, I’m going to dive into my monthly goal posts, which I realized is another big thing missing from my life right now.
I am going to set three words to live by this month. Write your three words down and put them somewhere; you see them every day. This is an excellent reminder for you and keeps them at the forefront of your mind throughout the month. It is great to have a mindful reminder. These three words can be anything you want to achieve, work on, remember to do, etc.
- Action – A reminder to move forward every day – not sit in uneasiness.
- Believe – A reminder to believe in myself and my abilities.
- Progress – A reminder to be proud of myself every step of the way in my journey.
My three goals this month are:
- To consistently write on my blog. This is something I am passionate about but always seem to stop and start. So, mainly just to continue to write and hopefully begin writing my book. Side note: writing will be a more mindful hobby so it will help in that aspect as well.
- Wake up earlier. I keep reading how important it is to have a really solid morning routine. This is something I want to implement in my life long-term.
- Trust myself. I am not going to second-guess myself. I know my heart and my intentions. I’m not going to let anyone make me feel insecure about that (ya feel me?!).
What are your goals this month? We all have things we can work on or improve! Don’t be afraid to share with someone if you are feeling “off.” Being real, doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you, it just means you’re a human being. I’m your #1 fan. xo
“Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.”