Why giving yourself credit matters.
You did it! Now what? Do you give yourself a pat on the back or just move on to the next thing? And act like it’s no big deal that you did it?
I am getting better at this. Just taking a minute and acknowledging myself for doing what I said I was going to do.
When you have a win, small win, big win, it doesn’t matter. You did what you said you were going to do, you took a break, got a coach, did the meditation, took a walk, rested, sent the email, wrote the blog, recorded the podcast, finished the book, joined the gym, went to the gym, started the art class, ate a healthy meal, wrote the proposal and on and on!!!
Again this doesn’t have to be a huge deal but a moment of recognition for yourself, that you are doing it, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and THAT is huge!!! I have had clients who have a hard time keeping their agreements to themselves. Keeping themselves at the top of their priority lists. They start to do the thing that they want to do and yet they allow other things to bump it off. So when you DO do it, please take the time to stop and give yourself credit. You are on the path, you are moving forward, things are changing.
If it was easy to do (especially at first) then everyone would just do it hahahaah. When it is something new or uncomfortable or different and you take a step towards it then you have earned a moment of recognition. Each little step, action and move forward makes it a little easier for the next step, action and move. Less resistance = more momentum and boom we get into a rhythm, a flow.
After my live, digital workshop I had to run and get my son at school. On the way back there was this insanely beautiful full rainbow. I stopped to take a picture. He wanted to go home so I dropped him off and wazed IHOP. He told me that was the best hot chocolate hahaha. I had never been to the one that my Waze was taking me to but since it was the first rain we have had, chilly air and a rainbow, I wanted to celebrate with a hot chocolate! As I drove, I could see the rainbow in the sky but when I pulled into the parking lot, I was shocked that the end of the rainbow was coming out of the roof of IHOP.
Well!!!!! I took that as a sign. Nature giving me a gift. So please, as we end this year, only 5 more Tuesdays in 2019, take a minute for acknowledgement, recognition or even a hot cocoa and relish in the steps you are taking, big and small!
Happy, Happy Tuesday!!! Keep up with that meditation. Let me know if you have any questions or share with me how it has helped you!! I would love to hear that.
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Courtney Gebhart, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Human Being.