I had my day all planned out. I knew what I was going to accomplish. Even my attitude was decent, having reached a rating of “7” on the 1–10 scale of the CalmUp® Journey.
At the end of the day, I felt disappointed that I hadn’t accomplished even one of my three main goals I had set for myself. “Great,” I told myself, “I put all that energy into completing the CalmUp® Journey, and I got nowhere.”
Nowhere? Looking back at my day…
A. I started the morning in the hot tub with my husband followed by breakfast with my family. (Those two activities alone would bring most of us to a “10”!)
B. Later after work, I took a nap with the doggies then got started on one of my projects. (Wow—a nap!)
C. Then there was driving our son home from his after school activity and having dinner all together. (Having a family dinner ought to count for something!)
D. After we watched our favorite TV show, I took some personal time for my writing. (If all else fails, blog!)
Recalling my day and what I did do, I felt ridiculous about feeling disappointed. Yet, at the time, all I could focus on was what I didn’t get done. Can you relate? So the next morning, I do the CalmUp® Journey again. This time, I’m reminded to be flexible about the outcome.
IT’S ABOUT YOU:
The next time that your day doesn’t go as planned, consider the following questions:
- What does being gentle toward yourself mean to you?
- If you were to explore your fear regarding accomplishing your goals, what might you discover?
- What would it take for you to complete the CalmUp® Journey today?
Author: Dr. Lorie Gose