Welcome to Entwine. Most Reinvent-ers graduate the initial three months feeling much more vibrant and energetic than before, but, such is life, you may well have skipped a week or two due to other commitments. You may also have found that creating some new habits felt natural and easy, but that others were harder to achieve.
Over the next three weeks I would like you to spend some time reflecting on your progress so far and setting some new goals. If you feel that you are too busy to give this your attention at the moment, just take a minute now to block out some time in the next few weeks. I recommend giving your self at least an hour or two to complete this exercise and I want you to make sure that you are free from distractions at the time and able to give this your full attention. Your health is worth it!
Ready? Okay, so find yourself a journal and spend some time honestly answering the following questions.
1. During the day, what topics do I find my mind wandering to the most? Where could my mental energy better be spent? How could I help settle my mind on these topics?
2. How much time do I spend worrying about what other people think of me? Preoccupied with the opinions or actions of others? Making assumptions? Passing judgments or making comparisons? Could this be causing physical symptoms of depression, anxiety, restlessness or unease?
3. What is working for me right now? What do I find value in doing as part of my self-care practices?
4. What isn’t working for me right now? What do I find unnecessary or distracting?
5. If I lived today over and over again, would it lead me to true physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health?
6. Which bite-sized courses did I fully take the time to read through and implement? Have the changes recommended in these bite-sized courses become habitual?
7. Which bite-sized courses did I either not make time to process properly, or have I struggled to implement? When will I retake these bite-sized courses? Now mark the dates in your calendar.
8. Do I allow my best to be good enough and trust the process of gradual change?
Make sure that you answer these questions honestly and to the best of your ability. Don’t be tempted to answer the questions in your head, writing the answers down is important.
Now that you have reflected on the last three months, it is time for you to set new goals.