Today I will trust the process.
I'm trusting the process of my side hustle. I know it will take time to build up my writing and consulting business but by making a plan and taking action on it, then it will eventually take off. I have to remind myself to be patient, and above all else, have faith in myself. No one else is walking in my shoes, and I can't let another person's skepticism move me off course.
Today I will make a promise to myself.
Today I made a promise to myself to work out five times this week. This was my third day in a row and it felt really good to make the commitment to myself. I was kind of waffling on whether I wanted to do my 30 minute workout, but then I remembered the promise I made to myself and it was a no-brainer. I put the workout on my TV and away I went! It makes such a difference when I not only make a promise to myself but also that I schedule the time to workout as if it was an appointment I couldn't cancel. I wouldn't cancel out on someone else, so why would I cancel out on myself.
Today I will make someone smile.
Jack and I laugh all the time so making him smile while we were snowed in today was relatively easy. I made him smile when I made a lame attempt at finishing the musical notes of the Sunday Night Football theme. It was an epic fail but I did it with confidence causing us both to laugh.
Today I will stay positive.
I had such a positive day working with students. I was at ease and giving them plenty of my time and attention. I felt like I was an active listener and built up students who needed a positivity boost. When I got home, I found out I was passed over for a job I was interested in. I let myself be disappointed, but then I picked myself back up and moved on as it was out of my control. That's the best part of being positive. It's okay to be down over disappointments but not allow myself to stay in that state.
Today I will eat healthy.
It was a mixed bag in the health department today. The positive is that I wrote the statement in my daily planner for the first time as a constant reminder throughout the day. The negative is that I didn't set myself up for complete success by packing a lunch. While I ate more fruit today, I also ate more sweets. I'm doing a lot better with my coffee intake though. I have cut it down by more than half. I've replaced it with hot tea and drinking more water. Overall, more on the plus side but I can always get better.
Today I will stay focused on my tasks.
I was amazed at how I kept coming back to this statement today. When I wanted to slack, I would go back to what I wanted to do today. I was more focused on my tasks and got them done so much faster because I was in tune with what I was doing. I had two projects I scheduled for the day, but I got them done by lunch time. This allowed me to get ahead on what I wanted to do tomorrow. It was a great day!
Today I will open the door for someone.
This one might have put me at an unfair advantage as I have the opportunity daily to open doors for others when I'm at school several times. I honestly love doing this, because it's a small gesture that often gives back when the receiver shows gratitude. Not only do I hear "thank you" more often than not, but smiles are often shared. So, it's a win-win!
Today I will find joy.
Today I found joy when a high school student opened the door for me this morning. I was holding it open for others, when he grabbed it and invited me to go in ahead of him. It was a small gesture but it made my day.
Today I will believe in myself.
Currently, I'm rereading the book, You are a Badass, and it couldn't come at a better time for today's prompt. There are days I struggle with self-confidence and knowing that I have the ability to do anything I put my mind to. Today I really took stock of what I want and how I'm going to go about getting it rather than hoping and wishing. I believe in myself, not just today but each day moving forward.