As summer days drew to a close this year, I found myself feeling not quite satisfied and at loose ends. I recognized that uncovering the cause of these feelings would require me to stop and take note, but I was willing to give these sluggish feelings the attention they deserved. My heart and head had been sending distinct messages, and it was time for me to listen.
For the past three years, I have worked hard to help clients decide what they needed to achieve balanced lives while my own schedule has been primarily devoted to my career. I adore what I’m doing, and have passionately answered the call to support women, but eating quick meals while on the road or before returning to my desk have taken their toll on my health.
Once I became still and truly focused on what was missing, the answers immediately came forth-and they were so easy to accomplish!
I acknowledged that I desperately need a little exercise, a better diet, vitamins, and morning meditations.
Soon, the practice was set into motion, and can you guess how much “extra” time my new healthier regimen requires? Fifteen minutes a day: that’s all! That’s what I call taking baby steps-adding a few small achievable goals to your life! Taking those few minutes every morning for meditation and exercise works easily into my schedule. The vitamins stay on my desk-a place I’m certain to see them. And creating a healthier menu is merely a weekly task since I only shop on Saturdays.
And what is the payoff for these fifteen daily minutes of baby steps? I honestly feel better focused, physically stronger, and d
efinitely more powerful. If I had identified a huge goal that required hours of work, I don’t think I could feel any more satisfied working toward achieving it. That’s the way it goes-taking a baby step in one area can feel like a giant leap in your life!
What baby steps would feel like giant leaps toward getting unstuck, and bring you closer to your personal definition of success?
Article by Jennifer Snyder