With yourself, that is. From time to time you need to take charge and check-in with yourself and determine:
- Where you are
- Where you want to be
- How you’re going to get there
It’s easy to get yourself into a rut, but there isn’t any reason to stay there. Once in a while you need to let go of something that you’ve been holding on to, especially if it isn’t good for your mental and/or physical well being. That doesn’t mean you’re giving up, it means that your moving forward and opening yourself up to a new venture, a new attitude.
My mother-in-law gave me some very simple, great advice on how to handle recurring issues that tend to nag at you, here it is:
- Get a piece of paper
- Draw a line down the middle
- Title one side positives and the other side negatives
- Pick a topic
- Jot down the positives and negatives; be honest
- If there are more positives than negatives, give yourself permission to press through and deal with the issue (e.g., job, person, diet, exercise and etc.)
- If there are more negatives than positives, you may want to work on getting rid of the issue and move on to something more productive
Something miraculous happens when you write things down and you’re seeing them on paper and they’re not swimming around in your head anymore. You almost have no choice except to deal with them.
Take a personal inventory often; it gives you a chance to be true to yourself and who you want to be!