MKE Week 21- Hope

Hope

Hope: to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true; to cherish a desire with anticipation.

On this weeks webinar, Trish  said something that gave me hope.  She said she had stumbled recently.  I was kind of surprised Here was one of the co-creators of the MKE, and she stumbles too?  A feeling of relief washed over me to know that even they can stumble. I realized, we are ALL works in progress!

I have been stumbling a lot this year and it wasn’t until very recently that I came to the realization of what was causing it.  I knew it was my old blueprint trying to stay in the picture, but what part of it was it exactly?  I couldn’t squash it unless I could identify what part it was.

Well it turns out one of my old “bad” habits was piling on more than I can handle.  I would have to say I am definitely addicted to those peptides, although unpleasant.  I am always adding things to my overfull plate.

Thankfully, awareness is the first step in recovery.  It’s going to be a long road for me.  The commitments I have taken on are long term. So how do I “fix” this?

whirlwindI have been taking time to observe my patterns and habits so I can come to a better understanding of where to go from here.  I realized I have a crazy, chaotic schedule during the week.  I literally go from one thing on to the next on-stop. It’s exhausting. So I have scheduled my weekends to catch up on all the things left undone during the week.

“How’s that going for you?” you might ask.  Lousy! I am so tired from all the running during the week, that I end up doing very little or nothing on the weekends.  Then I have to fight off the negative self talk that tries to enter when I have failed to accomplish anything.

So coming to this awareness, I have decided to not try to catch up on the weekends. I need to take time for me and to listen to what my body is telling me and give it some rest.

I know that seems like it will only add to the problem of having too much on my plate.  Actually, it feel freeing.  I know that at the end of an action packed week, there WILL be guilt free rest and relaxation. Something that is important to everyone’s health physically and mentally.

It does not mean I get to continue on as I have been though. I need to make the most of my whirlwind week.  It means the two days I have to devote to my business MUST be held sacred!  I MUST do the activities that will advance me toward my goals and let nothing deter me from them.

And I make a solemn oath to myself that nothing will retard my new life’s growth.

This is where I have struggled this year.  I do my OATS and have good intentions, but let my old blueprint sneak in and add little errands and appointments come into my business hours.

My new awareness of this habit has allowed me to refocus those business hours and my productivity has increased.  I feel like I am accomplishing things. I have made it through the detour in my hero’s journey and I am back on track.  It feels good!

So if you are stumbling, know you are not alone!  Even those seasoned travelers on the hero’s journey stumble every now and then.  It makes us stronger in the end.  The important thing is that we geI will persistt up and keep going.

I will persist until I succeed!

 

 

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Yvette Charbonneau - February 25, 2016 Reply

That one sentence, however I changed it by just one word
“And I make a solemn oath to myself that nothing – ruins – my new life’s growth”
From the scroll marked 1, well that’s the one I carried over to the top of the scroll II page.
Having time to oneself is like stopping to refuel the engines and we all need this weekly.

    leanne - February 28, 2016 Reply

    I also brought that over to my scroll II.

Stephanie - February 28, 2016 Reply

Great read, Leanne. Thank you for sharing! It is important to hold those two days sacred. It’s hard not to prioritize those little errands, but good for you for reminding yourself of the importance of your work for your future!

Rip Yegerman - March 1, 2016 Reply

You sound like you are having the same battles as me :-/ Let’s win the war! Thanks for sharing!!!

    leanne - March 6, 2016 Reply

    Yes we will win of we continue to persist.

Pamela - March 5, 2016 Reply

You’re right, Leanne, we are not alone. At first, I had some really difficult reactions that caused some major anxiety and physical issues. Now that I have bravely set aside things that no longer suited me, I have rediscovered my inner peace. I pray that you will continue to press on toward your bliss and see all that the future you (AKA your “dragon”) is waiting to give you.

    leanne - March 6, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for the thoughts and prayers.

Robert Gardner - March 11, 2016 Reply

Thanks for sharing and so proud of you and all you’ve accomplished and your back on track…!

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