Whenever I’m struggling in certain areas of my life, whether it be with my nutrition, fitness, my business or just mentally, I always take some time to do a self inventory on my life and daily activities. This is a real honest gut check and helps me get things back in order. Every day isn’t going to be easy, but we can set ourselves up for success by taking an honest look at our daily habits. Below are a few things I’ve learned along the way when I take this self inventory:
*You have to be committed every. single. day even when you don’t feel like it!
I have to be honest – I don’t wake up every day looking forward to working out. It is something that has become a habit for me over time, but I don’t always jump out of bed ready to hit play! BUT I need to try to show up every single day no matter what! I have to show up and have my daily quiet time with God if I want my relationship with Him to grow. I have to show up and be the Proverbs 31 wife that my husband so deserves. I have to show up and set the example to my boys on how to live a healthy lifestyle. I have to show up to my business because I have customers and coaches who depend on me. I have to show up for ME because I deserve it!
*You’re only going to go as far as your excuses.
I’m too tired…I’ve had a long day…the kids woke up in the middle of the night…I have a headache…I’ve heard the word “no” too many times…do I really have to cook tonight because pizza would be so much easier! We’ve all made those excuses, right? Unfortunately the excuses aren’t going to get you to where you want to be. Sometimes you have to dig deep down and pull out all of what you have left to get done what you need done. But I promise that you won’t regret it later! Plus our situation isn’t unique. Everyone is busy, so we have to stop making excuses!
*Invest in yourself daily!
I have really learned over the years how important this is. I used to think that personal development was just for heavy business people and didn’t apply to me. We all have room for growth! There are so many things left in this world to learn so why do we think we should stop learning after college is over? I’ve learned so much about myself, my personality and what drives me from investing in personal development daily. Personal development also helps me from getting discouraged, as a mom, wife and business owner. You can even listen to audio books while you run and blow dry your hair now too! Take some time to write our your strengths and weaknesses then pick books that will help you grow in both areas!!
*You are a product of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
Can you please take a second and stop and think about this one? You are a product of the 5 people you spend the most time with! Maybe this is a good thing for you or perhaps you are questioning your choices in friends right now, either way remember that we end up acting like those we surround ourselves with. Make sure you are engaging in conversations and friendships that will help you grow and succeed in all aspects of your life!
When I am in a slump, it’s usually because I haven’t set goals for myself. I aim to set daily, weekly and monthly goals. If you don’t set a goal for yourself, how do you know where you want to go? I personally think it’s even better to set goals for things like your marriage. Set a goal to have a date night with your spouse once a week or at the least once a month. Write these goals down so you constantly have something to work for! Plus who doesn’t love checking off a goal once you’ve completed it, right?!
Your attitude determines your altitude! How you feel every day determines how far you will go. Be consistent. Starting is hard but starting over is a lot harder!! So keep going, show up every day and try to push through those hard days. Take time to evaluate your daily habits and activities. Take a self inventory and figure out the areas of your life that need improvement!
Don’t know where to start? Reach out to me here so we can work together to help you reach your goals!