You see, success is almost never linear and there will be days (or seasons) that just well, kinda suck. And days (or seasons) where everything feels easy and smooth. It’s the big picture that matters.
2. Look back
Reflect on your circumstance and give yourself grace for when you may have felt like you slipped. Changing coping mechanisms and defaults takes time and practice! Ask yourself,
a. “Could I have done better?” (the answer could be maybe / maybe not).
b. “What were my biggest derailers? Do I need to give myself grace or could I have created more structure and discipline in that moment? Am I willing to practice that structure and discipline the next time it happens?”
c. “What did I actually do REALLY WELL, despite my circumstances?” Train your brain to focus on the big and small WINS, not where you feel like you failed.
3. Work forward
Identify the next step. “Even in the midst of the mess, what’s the ONE thing I CAN do right now that will help me feel successful?” Then, do that.
Don’t give up! A bigger picture perspective and 1% better next step are waiting just around the corner.
Jessica + Team Valeo