Flashback Friday got me like 💭⛰🛩 confession – I have a pretty bad habit of beating myself up for all the things I don’t get done in a week that I’d set out to do.
I find it helpful and calming to make to-do lists and plan ahead… But then when life happens, as it does every week and I inevitably forget a task, run out of time for something on the list, or end up prioritizing something else that comes up, I realized I have a running commentary in my head narrating the list of things I haven’t gotten accomplished and about how much I suck for not getting there and falling short. 🤦🏼♀️ This is something I’m working on - to quiet my inner mean girl and tell her to shut up with her criticizing and nagging ways. Even realizing I do this is some progress though… Once I realized how detrimental and damaging that negative self talk can be I was able to seek personal development books, audiobooks, podcasts and all things to A) work on my time management skills, and B) work on shifting my mindset to be a more positive one, where I don’t focus on where I fell short but instead celebrate all the small wins along the way!
Anyway, I guess part of that is thinking back to our visit to the Hoover Dam this past summer, and how breathtaking it was to see in real life! The guy that built that probably didn’t bitch at himself for all the things that didn’t go right… He had a plan and he carved it out of a canyon! I’ll be over here trying to keep that in mind every time my to-do list has a box left un-ticked 🤘🏼