Being me: Week 1

December 30, 2018

If we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. ~Anthony Robbins

In November I began planning for 2019  here


 

Being Me: Week 1 - Morning routine

January theme: The best time for new beginnings is now

After a few days of reflection, the journey of 2018 spurs new ambition and I am eager to establish new habits and goals for the coming year. When I choose habits it allows me to  prioritize my day by developing the small steps required for change, and as the 365 days in another year slowly tick by, new routines are created. 

In 2018 my goals included a variety of self improvement habits and 2019 will include the same along with the addition of daily writing and creativity. Also choosing habits that will improve the mind, body and soul.

In order to reach these goals, a plan of daily habits should be established with the dedication to follow through. This year, along with my usual goals, I am adding monthly themes with small rewards and reflection at each months end to see what is working and what needs to change. 

Although we live in a society of instant gratification, small daily changes can make a big difference. To motivate and track your progress, place a full year wall calendar in a location of constant viewing. Each morning after you complete your new habits, place a RED X on the day.

This small act creates a string of repetition and the motivation to not break the chain. You can read more about the Jerry Seinfeld method HERE  Small change with consistency leads to big rewards. Self improvement is a journey, not a destination. 

Habits as simple as those listed below can transform your life:

  • drink 8 oz water first
  • make your bed
  • no social media
  • read for 10 minutes
  • a gratitude list
  • stretch
  • meditate
  • exercise

The catalyst of transformation evolves as we show up for ourselves, keeping the promises we make. Set small 30 day, 60 day or even 100 day goals to see what new action or activity has the right fit.  

  • 30 days - January 30
  • 60 days - March 1
  • 100 days - April 10 

I am ready to embrace the new routines I have established for 2019 with purpose as my One little word


A look ahead to monthly themes for journaling or creating details to contemplate on your journey

  • January - The best time for new beginnings is now
  1. Morning routine
  2. Mission statement
  3. Create your YES list
  4. Goals, baby steps, tiny promises
  5. Putting it in motion
  • February - Before anything else, find yourself, be yourself and love yourself
  • March - All you need is tea and warm socks
  • April - Water your roots so your soul can blossom
  • May -  The difference between a flower and a weed is judgment
  • June - Believe you can and your halfway there
  • July - Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts
  • August - We are who we choose to be
  • September - Sometimes we can learn and study & know, and sometimes we have to believe, trust and hope
  • October - We can't become what we want by remaining what we are
  • November - Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
  • December - Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of hope

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  • January 5, 2019 @ 8:02 AM EST
    By Pat
    Live reading your article and plan to follow it the best that I can. Thank you for sharung
  • December 30, 2018 @ 8:44 AM EST
    By Lee
    Looks great, Tina! My word for this year is SLOW and part of that is a focus on doing less stuff more mindfully. I'm looking forward to your journey in 2019! xoL

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