Day 5 - Identify & Deal (8 Days to a Great 2019)
Why "Day 5 - Identify & deal with potential barriers"?
Sometimes life happens, and things will come up. Identifying potential obstacles earlier and having a plan to overcome them is the way to go. Make sure to practice self-love with yourself
What can I do today?
Step 1: Get Honest
For each of the goals you’re working on over the week (we suggested trying 1-2), what is likely to trip you up? Be honest. What shows up here will probably be true for a lot in your life. This is all totally ok, but knowing what might come up allows you to create a work around in advance and can set you up to overcome any barriers early.
A few that came up for me when I was planning for my book review system were:
I don’t have enough time
Don’t know how to do it “perfectly”
What if I miss some books?!
Step 2: Make a plan to deal with it
Here is the system I used to overcome the challenges I identified:
I don’t have enough time = Schedule 30 mins into my calendar
Don’t know how to do it “perfectly” = Healthy self-talk: who cares? You’re the only one looking at it, and it’s an experiment. You can do it anyway!
What if I miss some books?! = Healthy self-talk: the theme of the year of the year is adventure and testing, go for it!
The only person you can be is yourself - so knowing yourself and owning it is a great way to get you where you want to go.
TL;DR - Actions for today:
What’s going to trip you up? Get honest
What will you do or say to overcome this, when it comes up?
You’ve got this!