I spent much of my younger life trying to be who others wanted me to be and fit into the molds that others endorsed. The more I tried to “fit-in”, the more miserable I became. It wasn’t until I learned how to “fit-out” that I finally figured out how to bring more joy into my life. If you want to start living your best life, here are the 7 steps you can take
Step 1: Awareness
Check-in with yourself – are you happy? If you answered yes, that’s wonderful! Whatever you’ve been doing, do more of that. If you answered no, please proceed to step 2.
Step 2: Reflection
What are the things and people in your life that drag you down, drain your energy and make you feel heavy? What are parts of your identity that are no longer serving you? Where do you feel stuck in your life? Got it? Proceed to step 3.
Step 3: Action
Get rid of all those things and people you identified in step 2. Just clear them right out, no explanations needed. Eliminate, separate and shed. No hard feelings.
Step 4: Rinse and Repeat
Repeat steps 2 and 3, as needed.
Step 5: More Reflection
How do you want to feel in your life? Envision this in your mind and feel it in your body. What makes you come alive? Got it? Proceed to step 6.
Step 6: More Action
Do the things that make you feel the way you want to feel. Surround yourself with the people that inspire you and bring you joy. When you wake up in the morning, prioritize your day around those people and things. Identify and eliminate distractions.
Step 7: Continue the Process
Life is a journey of ups and downs. Each moment gives us an opportunity to learn and grow, however if we don’t take the time to reflect, we miss out on those lessons. Return to step 1 as you feel called. And remember we all get into our funks, so be easy on yourself… no judgments.