Have you ever met someone who seems to do it all? She acts, sings, dances, plays the piano and guitar, speaks, writes and cooks. To top off her long list of talents, she’s sweet and a great mom. You name it, she does it all. Oh, how you dream of being as well rounded as Ms. Suzy Does It All. As you awake from your dream, you’re reminded that all you do is write and speak. OK, not so bad, right? In fact, you were actually quite encouraged before this encounter with Ms. Suzy Does It All.
Although negative thoughts and emotions may still come, you don’t have to receive or acknowledge them as truth. You can choose your thoughts and shift your focus. Once the mental and physical clutter is cleared away, there’s going to be empty space. You need to be prepared to put something in its place. While freeing up space is excellent, be sure that you have something positive to fill it with.
At the start of the new year, take an assessment of your progress. Looking back on the previous year may leave you feeling frustrated or proud. Whether you accomplished everything you set out to achieve or very little, not to worry. Today is a new day. If ready to go from balance to breakthrough, your mindset is a great place to start. One step may seem insignificant today. Many small steps have the power to change tomorrow. You can’t do all at once, but you can still do something. Focus on what you can do today.
Busyness is used as a measure of success. If able to do more, have more and be more, we somehow feel in control of our lives. If you feel this way, you’ve come to the right place. That very same drive that pushes you to do more, have more and be more is calling you into a courageous, purposeful life. Finding balance beyond the busyness is possible. The answer is inside of you. But you have to slow down long enough to hear your own thoughts. Make time for yourself daily. Rediscover what you love to do, and do it. And if you have a goal, take action every day. The size of the step is unimportant. Just be consistent. Do it for you.