For the last 10 months I have been dealing with a frustrating and at times humiliating health issue.
I'm finally ready to talk about it in the hopes that it will help someone else who is going through the same thing. My plan is to blog about it next week.
At first when this all started I was totally overwhelmed...going to tons of doctor's appointments and trying to figure out exactly what was going on.
And then about 4 months ago I just kind of put my life on hold because of my health.
I stopped working out as much as I used to.
I quit working diligently to grow my Stress Monkee company.
I started drinking more wine than I should as a way to self-soothe the stress.
I kept saying, "once I get this health shit dealt with then I can (fill-in-the-blank)."
Last week I had an "aha" moment.
What in the f@$k am I doing?!
I have been living in total "reaction" mode. Just reacting to life's curve balls by trying to bury my head in the sand until it all blew over.
Well I got news for ya sweet Alicia, it doesn't work that way.
I've made the decision to commit to growing from all of this.
To getting stronger + more resilient.
Out of pain comes growth. WORD.
I sat down and made a promise to myself to focus on only one or two things that will "move the needle" in my health, my business and my overall joy.
I know from years of working with clients (and my own experience), when we try to change too many habits at once we are just setting ourselves up for overwhelm and eventually failure.
The best results I've seen when it comes to change is picking one thing that you KNOW you can do.
Make it so easy you can't say no.
Then become a promise keeper. Make a promise to yourself that you WILL practice your new habit and only that one habit. After about 2 weeks, you add on another habit and so on.
This method is not slow, it's strategic. And it works.
Before you go be sure to grab this month's Stress Monkee Calendar HERE.
Daily tips + reminders to help you focus on your health every single day and get ridiculously fit, inside + out.
(If you want to save on ink, here's a version with no background pic)
Are you ready for a change? Is it time for you to grow?
I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.
Thanks for being you.