Happy Monday y’all! We are about 3 1/2 months into 2019 and a few weeks from the 2nd quarter. I’ve taken the last few days to analyze how my 1st quarter went. Been going through this exciting, yet (kind of) uncertain transitional season. There is no such thing as a comfort zone for me anymore. “Do it scared” has been the theme of my life!
I started a new job, been blogging regularly, dating again *gasp*, leading a small group, fostering healthy relationships and I’ve been going to networking events. I have accomplished a lot of goals in 3 short months just by believing I could + doing the work. Although I accomplished a lot, there are a few things that did not get done…and that’s ok! I stopped being hard on myself and started celebrating what I DID accomplish. Here’s 3 lessons I learned in the 1st quarter:
1. No is a complete sentence. My plate is FULL. I was doing the MOST in January and February trying to balance everything. Eventually I got burned out and started saying no to things that don’t fulfill my purpose in this season. I had a bad habit of taking on tasks to appease others…at the expense of my sanity and peace. Let’s just say that has completely changed. I’m doing a lot less these days, and making sure the focus is on my personal goals.
2. Get some rest + rejuvenate. Did I mentioned I was overwhelmed? On top of everything I had going on, my emotions were all over the place. My dad has been in and out of the hospital since 2017…let’s just say it started taking a toll on me emotionally. I took intentional time to rest my mind and body. This meant not posting on Instagram every single day like I planned. A few weekends I stayed at home and binge watched Netflix instead of being “productive”. I went out with friends and enjoyed every second of my life. I NEEDED to rest and rejuvenate, which is a regular part of my self-care routine now.
3. Keep swimming. Although I took extended breaks, I didn’t let my goals fall by the wayside. I may not be going after them as aggressively, but I’m still working! I’m proud of myself for being consistent with a few things instead of not doing anything at all.
In quarter 2 I’ll be focused on my fitness and financial goals, which are the two areas I haven’t tackled yet. I’m also learning to pace myself and conquer one mountain at a time! How did your 1st quarter go? What lessons did you learn? -xo Lorean