Hi , as the last fews days of summer draw to a close, I hope you're feeling refreshed and ready for the last few months of the year.
As you might have seen on Friday, the Frankly Unstoppable India Retreat is now LIVE. I've added a couple of sections about Ayurveda and My Why - My Why is the reason I'm doing this trip and something which we all should work towards having - a why, a purpose for every decision we make and everything we do. Having a why helps us fulfil a task without getting side-tracked and keeps our focus on the goal. Since Spain, I've been reminding myself to "Focus on what you want" and by repeating this whenever I feel like I'm getting side-tracked has really kept me focussed and trusting in my endeavour. So much so, I already have 1 person booked on and I've only sent out a teaser of the trip so far! 🙌
If you're on the journey for self-improvement, have you set out a goal or goals? What's the purpose of being on this journey and what do you want to see happen? Take some time out and ask yourself these questions. Really try to understand why you are currently doing what you're doing and what you want to change. If there's not even a glimmer of a plan, nothing will change and like the quote says, to achieve excellence (take this lightly, we're not looking to conquer the world) it takes habit not just one act. This leads me on to taking small steps. My Spain retreat attendees all realise that now that they're back to daily life, the only realistic way to achieve their life goals is to take small steps. I always like to start with the things that bring you joy. Implement those first.
The high you get from these will then feed the motivation for the harder actions but you must remain consistent and you must be kind to yourself. Doing too much too soon can also have an adverse affect - which we don't want. Understand your purpose (this can be a purpose for a task, not necessarily your purpose on this Earth) so for example, doing the food shopping, you may not want to go out, so do it online, you may not want to sit and think about the shopping list, procrastination builds and you put it off and order takeaway which doesn't make you feel good - reframe the food shopping thoughts to something with purpose such as "I want to get this done so that I have more time for xyz. I want to do this in the morning so that I have the rest of the day with my kids. I want to do the food shop so that there's food the house and I can experiment with a few new dishes etc etc." Re-frame the thought and find the tasks' purpose.