What’s Your Go-To Habit?
Do you ever feel like there are too many things happening all at once?
What’s your go-to habit when this happens?
Do you reach for a bag of chips? Glass of wine? Head to the gym? Disengage? Run? Work harder?
The past couple of months have been filled with lots of moving parts, moments of feeling pulled in too many directions, and my mind was working overtime. All of this kept me from being present with all the things that matter most to me.
The beauty in this mess is that I rediscovered my go-to habit. It’s so incredibly reliable, always at my fingertips, and restores a sense of clarity and peace every single time.
I must share it with you…
More than several times during this busy season, I felt the need to sit down and write. Every time I did, something amazing happened. I felt better. I became clearer and I realized that while in my mind it felt like “too much”, when I put it down on paper, it became more manageable and actionable.
In a world where everything is pointing us to be more, do more, and go faster – I want to remind you that there is untapped wisdom right where you are. If you are willing to get quiet with yourself – you can calm the noise, tap into clarity, return to your center and move forward with greater confidence and ease.
I must tell you that this is more than a Go-To Habit – it’s where I find God. When I stop and get quiet, I am able to access that which is far greater than anything I am facing and it brings me back to center. I return every time with a restored focus and perspective on what is MOST important.
This is how it goes. This is exactly what I do when my inner world feels off-kilter.
- Empty my thoughts on the page or type in a document. Think of this as just pouring out all the thoughts that are stirring in your mind.
- Stand back.
- Look for what really matters.
- Ask for clarity and often pray.
- Listen closely.
- Write down anything I hear.
- Identify the most important focus right now.
- Take a big, deep breath.
- Re-engage with my day.
- I feel better.
- My mind is clear.
- I return present and focused and right where I need to be.
Repeat as often as needed.
What’s your go-to habit? Is it working? If not, could a slight shift in what you do when things feel off-kilter make all the difference for you?
I dare you to give it a try and see for yourself.