#41 Slow Down Tip of the Day

Journal.

Get out a notebook, your laptop, desktop, diary…whatever format is available to you and write.  Even if it’s just one sentence.  Use it as a way to slow down & observe your own behavior.

With a sense of humor, ask yourself deep questions:

  • What about my ego/ personality holds me back?  What do I like about myself?
  • What theme keeps coming up at work?  
  • How did my inner dialogue sound today- like a critic or a friend?  
  • How am I improving on X issue?  
  • What support am I getting?  
  • What do I have the deepest gratitude for?  
  • What goals do I want to achieve by the end of this month?  What little steps can I take today to reach them?  
  • What color best describes my mood today?

Be honest, be wacky.  Your only audience is you so might as well make it fun.  Sometimes I draw pictures when I really need to lighten up on myself!

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OK…now that I got the laughs out (hadn’t looked at those pics in years!) back to the main point:

The idea is to give yourself a space to recharge, retreat, uncover new insights, & get to a place of moving forward, that sweet release.  The power of journaling is that it lets you express your truest self to your observer self.  As silly as that sounds, self reflection is a profound way to slow down.

Try it and watch how magically you’ll start to befriend yourself, process your mood & emotions more smoothly, & be more patient toward all the stuff that goes on in your ego/ mind/ life!

Thanks for reading today’s slow down tip.

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