Yesterday, in trying to clearly define to myself exactly what my goals are and how my intentions support them, I searched Youtube for videos that address self-discipline and procrastination. Big problems for me. Previously I was working and found it easier to get everything done bc I knew I had only limited time to do it in. Then I started my maternity leave and had loads of free time and pushed everything off until later and then tomorrow. Now I have had my baby and find it hard to organize my personal goals bc my son's schedule comes first and it hasn't been especially regular as of yet.
One of the videos I found was Mel Robbins Ted Talk on her Five Second Rule. The rule being that when you have an idea or inspiration to do something, you have to act within five seconds or lose the momentum for good. So I have been catching myself with little things like, oh I should throw the laundry in or write a blog while my son is sleeping. I could think about it and check facebook and then likely lose that opportunity. Or immediately count down, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (like a rocket, silly but...)and launch into doing it. I've just done it today and I've actually been way more productive. I took my son out for a long walk that I wasn't in the mood for bc it's raining. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and I went and it was lovely. He's sleeping soundly in the garden now (totally legit in Europe) and I wanted to read my book but instead I'm here showing up and focussing on my goals. I don't feel connected or inspired as I have in previous seasons, but this is a big step for me. If counting down and launching myself into necessary tasks that I've been avoiding works, then I'm hoping the jump to following through on good ideas comes swiftly.
How does LOA fit into all of this? I'm not sure as of yet. In previous seasons I visualized and asked the universe and really felt the flow of things I was creating. Now I feel less free, less whimsical, although it isn't really whimsy is it? But wishing doesn't feel like an option right now. Need to get more connected. Hopefully checking in here will bring me back to center.
Wish me luck!!