I learned May is also Self-Discovery Month so I wanted to look into this. I feel like this should really be a post written by our sweet friend Annie T. but I’m going to give it a shot. 🙂
To do this post I had to do a bit of research because I am not great in this area. Honestly, there are days when I have no fucking clue who I am or what the hellI should be doing. Yup, I’m one of those moms.
Anyway, one of the important first steps I found was to discover who YOU are. Who are you as an individual? What makes you tick? Where are you now and where would you like to be? What do you like about YOU and your life? What do you dislike about YOU and your life? What are your dreams or ambitions?
Step 2: Define what you want to change in your life. Be realistic and don’t try to change everything all at once. You can make small changes, as long as you start the process. You can still achieve what you want by making small changes along the way. And with each small change, you will become more and more confident. Don’t ever let fear hold you back; always remember, YOU CAN OVERCOME FEAR. Take a leap of faith and go for it!
Step 3: Make a plan and remind yourself daily what you want from life. Write down what you want to change about your life and put it in a place where you will see it every day. Let it be your reminder to keep moving forward with those small changes and sometimes even big changes. You can’t accomplish anything without a plan, at least I can’t!
Step 4: Try something new. Mix things up! Try something out of your comfort zone! Accepting new challenges builds self-confidence. And who doesn’t like having more confidence? And it’s okay if you fail, that’s another reason to get back up and try again. Try not to live life through what ifs, it will drag down you down.
Step 5: Believe in YOU and your ability. Once you have your plan, attack it! Go for it! Believe in yourself and the world is your oyster, or whatever the saying is.
If you aren’t one who likes lists and plans you can start by answering these questions. In my opinion, they do similar things. I may do another post later this month answering these questions myself. Depending on my school schedule. 😦
Who am I?
What do I need right now more than anything else?
What do I need from myself right now?
How do I want to feel?
Why do I want this?
What might stop me from getting this?
How do I define success?
What do I see when I look in the mirror?
What is the next best choice I can make?
What are my core values?
When I am struggling, what do I do? What do I tell myself? What do I tell others?
What might make this situation even better?
What are my regrets and mistakes?
If I had all the self-confidence, time, talent and money to do anything I wanted to do, what would I want to achieve?
What are my gifts? How can I share them with the world?
How can I celebrate each day or the moments of my life?