I've made a few adjustments to my routine this year, and have another to make...soon! I am inspired, when I leave my building each day, by a view to what can only be described as a tall pyramid of stairs. When at the bottom of the pyramid, how do people get to the top? They climb those stairs! It can be one step at a time, or a grab of 2, until they reach the top! When at the top, they're not there yet. They're at the place where the journey becomes less strenuous, as they continue moving closer to their desired destination.
I prefer the reference of "stepping it up" because it doesn't imply starting from a bad or negative place, and more importantly, taking the first step is manageable and incremental.
It's one step! It's not an enormous leap! One step is all we need to build the momentum that keeps us moving toward our desired reality. The task we do to initiate change is a small movement, a realistic adjustment, that allows us to move out of inertia and make our dreams into reality!
As we well know, that first step is often the one that meets the greatest resistance, and challenges our drive, ego and even our reality! More reason to put the journey that begins with one step to the test of perspective!
To help you out, and give you an energetic boost in direction of your dreams, let me offer the following 5 fantastic tips:
1. Break it down to step it up! Goals are often seen as just too much to tackle, so don't! For example, if your desire is a more tidy home, this goal can seem enormous when you consider every room, surface and contents of your place. It seems entirely overwhelming. So...break it down! The "home", for example, can be broken down to rooms and even areas in a room.
Say, you choose the kitchen. The first step could be leaving the kitchen sink area clean and dirty dish free before going to bed each night. You'll feel fresher in the morning facing a clean sink area and more motivated toward the next step!
2. Write down, or better begin journaling, the first step. Include a start date and time for the first step!
3. Release self-criticism when you think and write about the first step. For example, "I'm going to support my good health by increasing my hours of rest to 8 hours..starting tonight!"
4.Approach "stepping it up" from a position of gratitude! "I'm grateful for choices I'm able to make freely in my life". "I'm grateful to have the knowledge and ability to take charge of my health!" "I'm grateful for the support of my coach, my friends and family as I take steps to enhance the quality of my blessed life"!
5. Celebrate incremental successes! Did you clean the kitchen sink each night for a week? Take yourself out for coffee, or take that coffee money and place it in a tip jar for yourself! When the tips accumulate to a point, let them support a fun goal or donation!
Would you like more tips, coaching, guidance or an unbiased perspective on your next step? I'm here for you! Please reach out through the contact form to schedule a brainstorming call!
Strong love! xx