Be Kind To Yourself Even When You Fail
Posted on 9th May 2022 at 18:42
How do you become the person you want to be? Well, I don’t know exactly but I am working on figuring it out. And because I am in the middle of my journey I figured I could share some tips, tricks, struggles, and successes with others.
The first and probably the most important step is figuring out what person you want to become. When I say this, I don’t mean deciding every piece of your personality. I mean little bits. I have always looked at runners on the side of the street and wanted to be them. So I decided that I was going to become the person who woke up early in the morning and took my dog for a run.
That sounds so simple right?! Absolutely not. I am having to first start with just waking up early. I’ve gotten better. My goal was to wake up at 6 am. I am mostly waking up around 6:15 to 6:30. It’s better than rolling out of bed and slumping to my at-home office so I am counting it as a small win. I’ve been waking up earlier for about 3(ish) weeks now. I haven’t gone on walks the majority of those days but that’s step two.
The most important part of me waking up early, is to actually get up. There have been a few days where I would wake up and just lay in bed. When I did eventually get out of bed I would feel the same way I would when I just laid in bed. That told me that now that I am waking up early I needed to also do something. I started getting out of bed and making coffee, maybe watching TV. This past weekend I was waking up early and after getting ready then I would take my dog on a walk. This morning, Monday morning, I woke up at 6:30. I got out of bed immediately, got ready for the day, and went on a walk with my dog and stepdad. I feel amazing because of it. I feel like I could climb a mountain. I feel like I want to be productive the rest of the day. Hence why I am getting back into blogging.
I sometimes worry though that I won’t be able to hold this up when I go into the office because I would have to wake up at 5 am instead of 6:30. But I am going to do what I can to keep being successful. And I will be patient with myself even on the days that I am not successful.
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