Hello hello, post 2 of many... #newhabitchallenge
So, yesterday after I posted, I started re-reading all of my posts. I realized there's a bunch of things I've experienced, learnt, turned into habits and shared, that I've forgotten and stopped doing - and all I've been doing lately is looping back to these questions about life, to which - apparently - I had the answer to already! #forgetful #airhead Then, I also realized that some of the #self-introspection exercises I do through the Unlock Your Potential Roadmap course I started Wednesday are exercises I did in January this year!
So I started to wonder... Why does it feel like I'm rediscovering myself the same way I did in the past? Why have I stopped doing some things that I knew were helping me (and actually wrote about here)? Why does it feel like I'm right back to square 1?!
Well, here it is...
WE TAKE AWAY THE MOST RELEVANT TO US IN THE MOMENT, NOT EVERYTHING
Obviously, there is no way we could possibly retain everything. We don't necessarily stick to some habits because it turns out, they're not that relevant to us. And because we let go of them, they are naturally stored in a place of our brain that simply requires a recall.
PART OF IT IS NOT STORED AWAY, WE JUST GET USED TO WHAT WE KNOW AND DO
Clearly, I'm also underestimating the amount of things I do remember and apply everyday simply because I've gotten used to it. Quick reality check: yup, some things I experienced, learnt, turned into habits and shared previously have indeed become part of my routine! I guess that means these things are still relevant to me 😉.
WHAT IS STORED AWAY JUST NEEDS A RECALL
Whatever we seem to have "forgotten" is actually quickly remembered with a simple recall (for example, reading through my posts yesterday). Oh the wonders of our brain! And guess what, if we've recalled these learnings and it triggers something in us, it means they may actually be relevant now. We're constantly evolving - is it time to integrate them? Maybe we're finally readaaaaayyyy! Maybe we just needed stepping stones for these new, more complex and daring objectives and habits?
SOME HABITS ARE HARDER TO KEEP
Have a little compassion because some habits are harder to keep. Thinking habits, I find, are much harder to stick to. We have to practice thinking repeatedly. It's much harder to schedule it in our agendas, but it is so important! Let's all remember that a lot of our wellbeing starts with the right mindset (positive thinking)!
So #quicktip :
1. Do regular check-ins with yourself and like me, re-read parts of your journal from time to time, or if you completed the key starters for 2020, you may want to review it.
1. Schedule a 5-minute min. slot to practice thinking, call it "soul healing" or whatever you want to call it.
2. Write up 2-3 mantras (you can refer to my post about Mantras if you want) about how you want to talk to yourself these days (hint: what do you need to hear? what would you say to your best friend if she/he was in this situation?).
3. Simply read the mantras, repeat until your timer goes off.
I'm doing it, are you?