Yep I missed last month, but I'm not going to beat myself down; it has been a crazy time. Everyone in my immediate family moved at least once this summer and my boyfirend and I changed not only cities, but provinces. What?! I know. Now, we're calling The Hammer, otherwise known as Hamilton, Ontario, our new home. With that came a whole set of things to do, prepare, adjust to, and deal with and it's happening. Point being- I'm a genius. Really.
You are too.
Everyday, we get things done. Big things, small things, little things that have been nagging us for months or that suddenly came into our minds. We get sh*t done, we figure it out, in our ways, at our own pace. We're all great at something (and we're not so bad at the rest). This month, celebrate that. Yeah, I'm sure there are things you want to improve, we've all got them, but give yourself a pat on the back for your awesome geniusness. I know I will. Here are a few of my strategies for doing this
- Keep track of the things You do. My agenda is full of stuff to get done with some of them crossed out, but lately I've started also tracking that things that I did; the things that weren't planned but that I accomplished. High five yourself!
- Take Before and After Pictures. When I moved in, my room was covered in loud stripes that threatened my sleep. It just wasn't my thing. I painted them right out and got my room a little calmer. We also had to cut my boyfriend's bedframe in half and put it back together in the room for doorway related reasons- comical and ingenius. It's super easy to forget that accomplishment, except I've got the proof. (Gotta love cameras in phones and duct tape)
- Keep Records. Like I mentioned in my post on food journals, it's important to recognize your good habits and keeping a record can make that easier. I recommend this for anything where you are likely to lose track of your awesome progress; progress in things like fat loss, learning how to bake pies, jack-hammer, or type faster, ANYTHING. It feels great to look back and see the wonderful job you did.
- Just Remember That You're Awesome. Even if I don't remember exactly what I did, I try to trust myself enough to know that I get the job done. I'm smart, I work hard, and I rock. I'm sure I did/am doing something completely awesome. It's totally okay to tell yourself that or add any other positive adjective you want in there.
This month, try to remember everyday, that YOU ARE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT, even if it's trying, even if it's just making it through. Congratulate yourself and your awesome genius!