How did you start your morning today?
What were your thoughts when you woke up?
What do you HAVE to do this week?
There’s a lot of things going on right now; lots of things to do. At work, with our family, with our workouts, with self development...holy guacamole, it's overwhelming!
Here's the thing: once we get into that mindset, guess what happens?
We don’t accomplish it all.
We start saying, “there were distractions,” or “there’s no time,” or, if we’re honest, “I’d rather drink some wine than do that” at the end of the day. We totally stop ourselves.
Oh, by the way--that wine scenario may be talking from personal experience, lol!
What happens when we stop ourselves? We unintentionally keep that pattern going. So then, it makes it easier for us to fall into the “stop” pattern of not accomplishing all...
“I don’t even want to ask this...but…”
Those aren't typically words you really want to hear from your boyfriend, right?
“...should we start cleaning out the garage?”
Out of ALL the things he could have said, this was definitely not what I wanted to hear.
Our garage is, for lack of a better description, chaos.
All the things, some of which I haven’t even touched since I moved into my house three years ago, or since he moved in a year later.
Every time I walk into the garage, there’s the “oh my gosh, we NEED to do something about this.”
But, I’ve avoided it; he’s avoided it. We’ve avoided it. Cause we keep telling ourselves the story that it’s going to be a beating to clean, and we frankly just don’t want to do it.
Which, actually, is adding to the stress I put on myself everytime I’m in the garage.
I physically feel something...
When was the last time you did something SUPER embarrassing around a big group of people?
Has that ever happened to you at work?
Something so bad, you were positive you would quit THAT day and be mortified the rest of your life?
Let's talk about my Spongebob moment...
It was my first semester teaching at the University of North Texas in 2007.
Fresh out of grad school, 24 years old, in a new city/new university.
I was totally ready to prove to students that College Writing I and II could be FUN AND important; they weren’t going to roll their eyes, hate their assignments, and hate writing in MY class. I was going to be the opposite of everything they thought about writing and College English.
As an Adjunct, I had freedom over HOW I taught the material as long as I followed the four main essay cycles.
One day, for whatever reason, I started talking about Spongebob Squarepants in class, and that I could totally use an episode as a lesson plan for...
Happy Monday! So, you may be thinking, "Who are you, and why did you get into Mindset and Life Coaching?"
I am super passionate about guiding others and helping them transform their beliefs into "I can," or "yes, that IS possible," or "I am worth it." For me, these are all easy to say, NOW. But, it wasn't always that way...
I was the ultimate people pleaser.
My thoughts and desires and decisions absolutely did NOT matter over everyone else's. I wanted to be the best liked in every friend group, but I really don’t think I ever was, because I wasn’t giving that out in return. I care much more about what you think about me than having my own voice.
That lead to major approval seeking, too.
Make sure you don’t say anything stupid around these people, Sara. Just stay in the background and be around them, that’s totally enough. It didn’t matter if it were friend groups or work groups, I was so afraid of saying something...
Alright, alright, alright!!
I'm so glad you're here! Whether we're on a first name basis, or we're just meeting, I'm truly honored that you're here. I get really, really excited (happy, emotional, passionate...), especially with going full time in building my Personal Development Business, so you reading this means the world to me!
This is a space of trust, of flow, of energy, of humor, of all things on my mind. You'll find a LOT of inspiration and positivity because that's my jam, but, also, you'll find me on my worst days; I have no shame in telling you about the days I cry on the floor for hours, or when I completely fail at being a Bonus Person for my boyfriend's daughter, or when I'm actually NOT in the most positive mood.
My intention for this space is to be for us to learn, grow, and flow together. You'll notice I'm using "flow" a lot because it's been my word for the past month or longer, and I'll go into that in another post!
A little bit of what Sara Jillian Coaching...