Welcome to Day 3 of our 30 Day Challenge!
How does it feel having a fresh, clean inbox after yesterday? I hope you’re loving it!
So now you’ve lifted a little weight off yourself already, on Day 3 of our 30 Day Challenge, I want you to remember that self care requires reps. It’s not a one off action- keep doing the lifting!
One problem face after a big inbox or ‘busy work’ detox, is the guilt.
A day or two after the fact, we tend to face a small consequence from our boundary setting- a whisper to remind us of the activities that don’t serve us. An email will be rolled up you didn’t mean to, or perhaps you’ll miss an opportunity because of something you let go of maintaining on Day 1 of our challenge.
As we make room in our lives for the new, we’re clearing out the old. People talk about sacrifice, letting go, things being painful..
But what if the thing that holds you back, is just simply feeling guilty about having changed how you operate? And causing yourself to POTENTIALLY miss opportunities. That feeling, the sinking tummy when you realise your ‘busy-work’ detox caused you a mild inconvenience?
Avoiding that feeling is an addiction that drives more bad decisions than ANY other habit.
Well, potential loss is different from reality. And the reality is, if you were spending your time right now when it serves you best, you wouldn’t have had a single thing to write on your bit of paper back on day 1.
On day 1, I asked you to take a piece of paper and write, ‘Dear Future Me, I give you permission to let go of _____’
If you’ve already taken action on it, congratulations! You are on FIRE. But human behaviour says most of us haven’t actually done the tasks required yet, to wrap it all up then set it free.
It’s time for you to understand why you likely never took action on Day One, even though you knew you should have.
You felt guilty you couldn’t make it work.
So honour your original decision as a wise one, made with the knowledge you had on hand – and honour the new skills you unearthed attempting to make it work.
And now honour your future time investment in it.
Your challenge for Day 3:
Pull out your paper from Day 1, where you wrote yourself a letter to let something go that no longer serves you.
Write underneath your statement,
‘P.S. I honour the decision Past (Kat) made. But it no longer serves me ENOUGH. So I am letting it go, to honour your, Future (Kat)’s, time. I took action today to let this go.’
Now- GO take action on your Day 1 promise. Finished your note?
You ARE Future You now- don’t let her down!
Now on a fresh piece of paper, I want you to write down 2 things you are grateful you bring to the world. Save this piece of paper- you’ll need it later!
See you tomorrow,
P.S. I would LOVE to hear from you in the comments today. xx
P.P.S. Feel free to share in your groups and encourage your team to join us! They can jump in at any time during the 30 days.
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