I’ve been struggling to reach my personal goals recently, and to keep at them even when I’m discouraged. So a few nights ago, I took out my journal and started asking myself questions, as if I were a supportive girlfriend helping to see the bigger picture. I started with, “what’s stopping me from reaching my goals?”
I stared at my notebook. What is stopping me? So many overwhelming thoughts came to my mind — but instead, I jotted down a few more questions. As I kept writing, the answers came, too. Some of them were a-ha moments, some of them I left unanswered, and some I already knew. But it was so incredibly helpful to take a step back, to have a Q & A with myself, for once. A few other questions I wrote down:
“How can I use my time better?”
“What am I afraid of?”
“What habits need to change?”
“What will I feel proud of accomplishing at the end of this week?”
I highly recommend it, if you’re feeling stuck! I’m also excited to share some of the revelations I had, and little changes I’m making to my routine.
P.S. I found this article about creating rituals rather than habits really interesting.
Photo by Kate Maggie.