Stumbled at the first hurdle
"an opportunity to have another go"
..... or the desperate scramblings of an alleged wellbeing expert to stick to what she says she's going to do? Anyone else already "wavered" on their plans for 2022? I don't necessarily mean New Year's Resolutions, or not quite managing Dry January. I'm talking about needing to nudge myself back on track only one month and 5 and a bit weeks into a "new start" that I had already designed and made conscious decisions about. One of my promises to myself for 2022 was that I would be more intentional about the things I did, both in work and out. I often flit from one thing to another, not because I don't know what I want to do, but because I'm never sure I've found the best or the right way to do it. Another of my promises to myself, potentially linked to the first, was that I wouldn't try to do ALL of the things. And here I am on February 7th (it won't be the 7th when you receive this email) and I've already fallen off the wagon at least once and had to scrape myself up from 2 inches from the floor on a number of occasions. I'm an archetypal INFP (if you've no idea what I'm talking about, take a look here) - I get caught up in procrastination, bouncing from one idea to another rather than settling down and crossing tasks off my to-do list. Great in a colleague who you rely on for ideas and for innovation and who has others around them to contribute and to help reinforce boundaries. Not so great as a one woman band who needs to knuckle the *&^% down and get on with things. And I know this about myself. And I have done for years. And that's just two of the areas of my business life where I recognised a need (again!) I identified what my blind spots are and I put things in place to help mitigate. There are LOADS of others in my non work life that I don't need to bore you with. But I'm still calling dibs on the "nudge back on track" button. And I deliberately phrase it as a nudge back on track, not as a reset. Reset suggest starting over on everything. On starting again. I don't want to start again - there's some really great things that I have achieved. I just need to nudge a bit harder in some areas to get them on the same trajectory Does this resonate with you, either in your work or your non-work life? Do you need to borrow the "nudge back on track" button? If so, what do you need to do, or not do, or change, or be held accountable to, or plan differently so that the outcome this time is better? And maybe we need to reframe that expectation to "better" instead of "perfect"? It would have been really easy for me to have told you I'd failed at the first hurdle, not stumbled. But I'm not interested in failing, and the thought of potentially failing will divert my attention even more than I already manage all on my own. So, I'm making some nudges, I'm revisiting The Plan, and I'm taking corrective action AND I'm congratulating myself on the things that have gone well. What are you going to press the button on? Try it and tell me
How to get back on track after you've strayed off course or things haven't exaclty gone to plan