Excerpt from Living Successfully and Joyfully Every Day: 90 Days of Inspiration by Sheri Kaye Hoff
What do I mean when I say conscious thinking? We’ll get to that in a minute.
Before we dive in…do you have your notebook or journal ready? You might want to grab a cup of coffee, soda, or tea. Relax. Enjoy our discussion.
As I am writing, I feel like I am sitting across the kitchen table with you enjoying our beverages and hanging out. How can I feel this way? I know that you need some inspiration right now, so I feel like I know a little bit about you. I also would love to know more about you and you can contact me through email anytime CoachSheri@lifeisjoyful.org
Getting back to your notebook or journal: One of the most important things about the notebook, journal, or three-ring binder is the fact that it provides a measurable tool for you to see your progress.
You will be able to see the growth that you will experience during these next 90 days. If you don’t have the journal/notebook put together for today, that’s okay, just grab a piece of paper and you can transfer your notes over to your notebook or journal later.
It’s important that you complete this piece. If you want to see success over time all you need to do is flip through the pages of your journal/notebook.
Go ahead and put today’s date at the top of your piece of paper –title it, “Conscious Thinking.” Then, think about where you are right now in your life, whatever it is that you are doing, however you are feeling today. Give yourself a score on a scale of one to ten, ten being the highest. You are looking at where you are today.
Reflect on the past couple of weeks, and write down one win that you have experienced. This could be anything. It could be learning how to ski, it could be getting a new client, or it could be finishing a blog, etc. Write whatever gives you that winning feeling. Write down one win.
Below that win, write down the feelings associated with that win. Did you get goose bumps? Did you feel like your heart swelled with the idea of completing the task, or achieving the goal? Re-create the feelings surrounding that win.
There’s a very powerful reason why we are starting your 90 days of inspiration by checking in with where you are right now, and then quickly moving to reflecting on your win. If you were feeling a little bit down, maybe something happened during the day already to get you off kilter, you have the ability to consciously shift your thoughts and feelings.
You are taking where you are right now and then re-creating some success that you have accomplished recently. The main idea is that you are able to shift your feelings through re-creating success. You probably found it to be very easy to tap into those powerful feelings surrounding your win.
This is a process that you can use throughout your day. Most of us really want to live our lives in a conscious, thinking place. We don’t want to let our thoughts float randomly all over the place, and then turn in to a vicious circle, control us and hold us paralyzed, or hold us captive.
The key to getting outside that vicious circle or getting to a more positive thinking place is to first start with being aware of where you are and then note where you want to be.
By checking in, you are being in tune with You. Ask, “Where am I right now?” Then, ask, “Where do I want to be?” If you are not where you want it to be right now, that’s okay.
The process of reflecting on a win from the last week or two and feeling all those feelings that you had associated with that win helps you to feel better feelings, which in turn helps you move to a better place…a place with a higher energy vibration.
You remember, “Yes! I have experienced success. I have experienced wins”.
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