“Life is a journey, not a destination.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Society sometimes says we should take leaps and bounds in life. This week has been all about baby steps for me and I feel great about it!
I just moved across the country to the 4th happiest City in America, Fort Collins, Colorado. What I realized very quickly from traveling here before, is that I must be gentle with myself acclimating to the altitude of a little over 5,000 feet compared to the whole 7 feet in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This means although I’m trying to workout, I’m going to start with 15-minute runs. I’m going to unpack things for the house a little at a time especially in the 100-degree weather we’re experiencing. Sure, I could go crazy and let my ego take over and run or unpack until I feel sick but why? Why should I be in such a hurry to accomplish something when instead, I can love myself and enjoy the journey.
We always want the quick fix. The quick weight loss, starting a new venture, or whatever it may be for you. I was there, and the quick fixes never work. Take your time. There is no hurry.
If you’re trying to be healthier, you are beautiful right now so believe that and take your time exercising and adjusting your nutrition plan at the best pace for you.
If you’re starting a business, be methodical and cognizant of your day-to-day schedule. Yes, I am a workaholic and my coaching business tends to take priority for most of the day, but I allow time for me. An hour afternoon nap listening to meditation if I choose. A list of time-sensitive items to keep me on track. I may be going a mile a minute (not running of course), but I know how to manage my time, so I also enjoy all the other wonderful things in life – my husband, my pups Meg & Stew, nature, trying new restaurants.
If you feel ready to take leaps and bounds, do it. But make sure you are ready, you have allowed time for you and your loved ones, and most of all, that you’re passionate about what you’re doing. If you’re not passionate, the results will show, and you may need to reevaluate and pivot.
If you want to take baby steps, then do it. DO YOU!
Enjoy the journey of life my friends.
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