It’s Wednesday and last week I promised to post my reflections from The Best Yes. Well if you checked your inbox you know they never came. It’s not that I did not want to encourage you and help you reflect on ways to say NO or how to figure out ways to empty your “plate”. This week I simply needed to give myself some space. I needed to spend some time not thinking too hard. I needed to be still.
I read a post from a fellow blogger about not being so hard on yourself. She recommended some great strategies. The one that sticks out for me as I rest this week is to box up your negative thoughts. I had been thinking too hard about blogging, podcasting, products, and life in general. My mind was wrecked with a bunch of questions, doubts, fears and what ifs. I wanted to spend some time away from everything and just relax in me. I needed to take all of those things flooding my mind and put them away in a box. I didn’t want any negative thoughts to follow me. So what are you doing Tamika? I’m taking in some of these tips so that I can recharge and be ready for the weeks ahead. Read 6 Ways to Fight Your Inner Critic.
The other thing I’m doing is organizing my workflow so that I can provide more content that connects to my readers. I’m a strong believer in developing your skills personally and professionally. I’m reading up on successful ways to engage readers. I’m taking some crash courses in successful side hustles and coaching services. I don’t plan to spend the rest of my life working for someone else. Why wait until I retire to start enjoying life? I’m starting now by tapping into my gifts and talents and seeing where I’ll land with them. If you’re trying to find where you fit, let me know. I’d love to chat with you and send you some free tools.
Finally, I’m doing some extra spring cleaning. My space feels a little cluttered, especially in my daughter’s room. I can’t believe next week she will be 9 months. And she is moving around like busy bee. So space she will need and I’m on a mission to de-clutter. I know giving away her little clothes is going to be hard so y’all pray for me ☹️
My advice for you this week is the title of the post- Be still. Gather up the courage to throw away the to-do list. Don’t plan this time. Just do it. It’s so peaceful. Resting in my positive thoughts. Dreaming and envisioning the future. Not worried about what is going to happen if. Take a day or two and enjoy peacefully walking through your space, your thoughts. You’ll come out with lots of clarity. During this time, write a note to your future self. What’s happened to you? What have you accomplished? Where do you see yourself? I am working on my letter to me in 2020. And….I’m taking a week to bask in me so until Sunday, be still and have faith!
Remember, it’s a faith journey y’all!
PS. The reflections will be a week in June. Next week I’m podcasting with some random interviews and I PROMISE you will enjoy this! 😉