In the last post, the focal point was on morning routines. The idea is that how you start your day is a big indication of how your day goes. Building intention steps into your day increases the chances your day will go as you'd like vs. finding yourself in reacting mode. So, what do you say we take a step back? Let's consider what you do prior to the day to ensure you are set up for success? Remember when your mom, dad or caregiver suggested you lay out your clothes the night before? Yeah - - that's what I'm talking about. The word of today's email is PREPARATION.
I am facilitating an 8 week "BOB Wellness Challenge". I was so proud of our group as we took time to pause and celebrate on our accomplishments during week 1. I took the words of reflection and created a word collage. I randomly mixed the words and it just so happened that one word went vertical. Was it random... or maybe not? All the words of seemed to hinge upon the word "Preparation". Coincidence? I think not.
What can you do to better prepare yourself for success? But before that, what are the key parts of your life that are most important for you to succeed? Once you know what's important and deserving of your focus, how can you put your best foot forward? In our Challenge, we are finding that the more we prepare and plan for what we will face and equip ourselves ahead of time, the increased likelihood we will experience success. For example, planning out meals (shopping, chopping, and partitioning them), will take the guesswork out of our intake. By scheduling the most important tasks onto our calendar, we know what time blocks we need to protect. What does preparation look like to you? Where in your life do you need to pause and reflect on where you may need to increase your preparation. Where do you find you are not getting the results you want? How might preparation serve you?
I'd love to hear back from you on anything this sparked for you. I'd also love to hear if any of you had any success with morning routine implementation (if anyone missed that, I can re-send as well). If there are any certain topics, you'd like me to address, shoot me a note on that as well.
As always, the most effective way I have experienced to improve areas in life I feel "stuck" in is through coaching. Reach out if you or anyone you know has an area you'd like to progress in but would like support in identifying or reaching that next step.
Nicole Harr, Certified Life and Career Coach - CCP, MBA Helping you find direction, discover your passion, and fulfill your purpose.