We have all been there at some point in our lives. The moment when you feel lost, overwhelmed, or totally out of sync in your work/business and in your life. The moment when you feel uninspired, burned out, and unsure of what to do next. What is a girl to do? Ask yourself these questions and answer them HONESTLY so you can get back on track.
1. What’s feeling good?
When we feel out of sorts, this can be a tough question. I mean, how do you really know what feels good when you are feeling lost? Take a few minutes and think about: What you really enjoy in your business? What things are you loving in your life? What do you want even more of moving forward?
These questions will help you to see what is going right for you and as a result, help you reconnect to what lights you up. Do you know the things which light you up? Once you get super specific about what feels good, then you MUST ask yourself – how can I get more of these things?
2. What isn’t feeling good?
Now, the positive energy is flowing. It is time to look at what is not working. We look at the positive first so the negative doesn’t open the door for the inner gremlins to beat us up even more. So, what is leaving you feeling drained, unhappy, and frustrated in your business and your life? What do you want way less of moving forward? What sucks your energy?
Once you get a handle on where those energy leaks are in your life and business, you will be able to get super clear on how you can minimize the not-so-feel good areas in your business and your life. There are going to be some unenjoyable things in our business and life – I mean does anyone really enjoy doing laundry or cleaning the house – but they have to be done. The key is to see how we can change things up so we can find a balance between the enjoy and the don’t enjoy. While at the same time, start eliminating some of the things which are totally sucking the energy out of us.
3. What are my core desires in my business and my life?
This is a great time to dream a little. Think about what you want in your business and in your life? Do you want to grow your business? Do you want to work less? Do you want to connect more in your relationships? Do you want more self development? Do you want more clarity and momentum?
Get super specific about your core desires. Allow yourself to want what you truly want. Listen to what you really want. Don’t just follow the crowd or let the expectations of others drown out your core desires. These core desires will be your anchor as you move forward. With every step you take in your business and your life, you will ask yourself, “does this align with my core desires?”. If the answer is NO – don’t do it. If the answer is YES – you will move forward.
Fulfilling our desire is wonderful but the reality is we still have responsibilities we need to show up for thus holding ourselves accountable along the way. Ask yourself – what are the core priorities in my business and in my life? Are there deadlines I need to meet? Are there relationships you want to invest more time in? Do you want to prioritize your health and wellbeing? Do I need to improve my money management?
Whatever your priorities are, you need to get super specific about them. Your core priorities just like your core desires, will become your anchor when you start to drift.
5. What distractions do I need to let go of?
When we are feeling lost, or overwhelmed, it usually means our focus and our actions are out of alignment with our core priorities, and desires. Since you are super specific on what your core priorities and desires are, now we can review your current routine, workload, and what the areas are you are focusing on. Ask yourself – what do I need to let go of? What is just a distraction and isn’t serving me in my business or in my life? What do I need to give myself permission to say no to so I can make more space for the things which truly matter?
Have these questions help you to find some focus but more than anything, have you given yourself permission to move forward in a way which feels most true to you?
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!