1. Just Chill
Schedule in 30 minutes of idle time each day next week. Don’t waste it on social media. Just be with yourself, alone, quietly, and let your creative ideas flow freely.
2. Give Thanks
You may feel like something has been taken from you by circumstances out of your control. The best remedy? Make a devoted effort to improve your gratitude for all that you still have.
3. Tell Yourself
We all have our backstories. But your past is only a positive influence if you frame the story correctly. Remind yourself of the greatness you’ve already accomplished.
4. Focus Internally
Make a short list of the most important things currently under your control. It won’t solve all the world’s problems, but keeping your focus on those things will help keep you centered.
5. Put Yourself First
In relationships, we all have a tendency to bend toward our counterpart. That’s fine unless we near a breaking point. If you feel like your dreams are being held back by someone else, it’s time for a frank discussion with them.
6. Think Critically
If you’ve got an entrepreneurial itch, but can’t ever seem to get started, your self-limiting beliefs may be an issue. Take some time to journal this weekend about your fears so you can tackle them.
7. Lift Her Up
Men and women alike, we all have a part to play in helping to encourage and promote more women (and women of color) into leadership. Consider someone you know who you can help.
8. Make Em’ Smile
Your teammates will work harder if they know you’ve got their back. Schedule in a weekly or monthly pleasant surprise to keep the rewarding feelings of happiness flowing.
9. Overcome Together
Self-pity can be debilitating. If you have a problem that seems to be slowing your pace, search for a mentor or coach who can help you through it. You don’t have to go alone.
10. Take Action
Now is the time to get serious about your personal growth. Consider each of the resources we’ve curated and make a commitment to improve your skill set.
This article originally appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
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