It’s something I’ve been terrible at over the past three years. It’s not like I haven’t tried, but life comes at you fast sometimes and that’s ok. I’ve learned to be patient with myself.
I wasn’t focused on leveling up my business during that time, because I was focused on me. For two years, it seemed like everything went wrong. Then, throughout the past year, I finally realized just how much I needed to slow down, focus on my health and just “be” with my family. I was decompressing.
Sometimes I sit and think about all of the time that I wasted and how much more I could have done had I just gotten it together.
I was angry at myself that whole time just thinking about how unproductive and chaotic I was. I was disorganized and unmotivated. I was a mess and I’m still kind of upset about it, to be honest. But over the holidays I had some time to reflect and realize that it’s ok. Sometimes we fall flat on our faces and we have to dust ourselves off and start again.
First and foremost, I remembered that I need to practice self-love. I needed to stop feeling bad about not being 100% in order to move forward.
I had to tell myself that it’s ok not to be perfect. It’s ok to fail.
That’s why my 2020 is about moving forward more than anything. It’s about leaving behind self-limiting thoughts and crippling fears, and sadness about not living up to my own expectations.
I mean, life isn’t about winning in the short-term anyway, it’s about the long game.
My long-term goals won’t matter if I’m burnt out, overwhelmed and “stuck” in a mindset that is holding me back.
So, since we’re starting off with a fresh new year (really, a whole new decade) what are you going to do with this new beginning? Do you have plans for 2020 or are you taking a break this year? 💖