I have had what has felt like a bad week. That I haven’t achieved anything. It’s just been one of those weeks for me, I’ve ended it feeling a bit down and as if I’ve done nothing at all.
This is the time when reflection is worth it’s weight in gold. It’s also why I keep track of the things that I have done. You see this week I’ve not moved forward much with my business but I have been able to be present for a lot of people who needed my support (and that is something that meets my core values).
I have also been able to give time and attention to my health which is needed right now as I have a small but niggling problem with my little finger.
Then if I get real and look at my records I have actually ticked off nearly 30 tasks. One of these was making an important decision about my ‘You and a Book’ project. Now that is done I can relax and focus on the coaching business and myself.
So in terms of my personal development and my intention to change this year I’m actually making good progress. I’m getting clearer about what I don’t want, even if I’m not yet getting clearer on what I do.
If I also refer back to my bedside journal then I can see that I’m creating some really good habits:
- I’ve kept my gratitude journal every day without fail since the 5th of February
- I’ve managed a minimum of 5,000 steps since 27th March (even on my laziest days).
- I’m building a good habit of drinking more water and less coffee.
- I’ve added new habits of daily reading and walking with Mike each evening before bed, which is helping me sleep better.
All in all then I’m actually quite pleased with my progress and I know I’ll be ready to add in even more new habits soon.
I’ll add in some notes on my observations on habits and how I’m using the tools I’ve learnt in another post.