Earlier this summer I participated in an eye-opening exercise that helped me reboot my overall lifestyle.
The Noteworthy 21-Day Journey encouraged me to focus on daily given tasks that highlighted all aspects of my life. I documented my experience visually on Instagram to share it with others. That came with another benefit – my commitment to doing the Journey was personal, but sharing it publicly involved a level of accountability that was both motivating and meaningful.
So, now that I’ve had a chance to reflect on my experience I’m excited to share what I’ve learned. Please join me in my mission to stay on track!
What did I learn from my Noteworthy Journey?
- Be in the moment - No matter what stage of life you are in, it’s natural to be thinking about the next thing and maybe miss soaking up the current moment you are in. As a new mom, I am really trying to enjoy every stage and day of my child's life because it truly does go by fast! In addition to parenting, my goal is to enjoy each day to the fullest and not rush toward the next big thing. I feel very strongly that this gives me a greater appreciation for what I have and for what I hope to achieve.
- Acceptance leads to great things - As a fitness professional and someone who has traveled the road of weight loss and disappointment, it was hard for me to realize I may not be where I want to be in my fitness journey (shedding my leftover baby weight). In addition, any entrepreneur will tell you there are ups and downs when it comes to building a brand, not to mention the hustle factor that becomes more difficult to keep up as a new mom. However, that does not mean it’s impossible. By accepting this truth, it has actually helped me achieve these very same goals! Patience is the greatest takeaway from this journey task.
- Make time for friends - It's really easy to let friends fall to the bottom of the list when you’re focused on work and the responsibility of a growing family. Before having my son I struggled to make time for friends. My focus was on my company with maybe a sporadic dinner date or a late night outing here and there. Now with my new lifestyle and routine, finding time is even more difficult. Planning a coffee date and longer visits with friends isn’t easy, but it’s certainly a priority for me.