From the desk of our Founder, Melissa Kimble.
Because I want some additional self accountability, I'm trying a new framework for my September goals. Starting with the theme = intentions, and then questions that help keep me on track.
Here at #blkcreatives, our personal theme for this month is: A Fresh Perspective.
And to follow that theme, we're committing this month to making better choices. I can't say that I always make the rights ones but what I do know, is that overtime what we see or don't see in our lives is a result of a series of decisions we've made.
And to be real, I want better for my life. Not to say that I'm not grateful for my life but I do want to improve and boost my overall joy, reduce my anxiety, and consider the possibilities in my life instead of always focusing on the problems.
Here are the questions we're using to navigate through September. Take away or add to them, what you will.
What am I missing out on when I procrastinate?
There's a tendency to focus on what we are putting off but what are the side effect of procrastination that we don't consider up front? If I don't do a specific task when it needs to be done, that sucks up the time doing what I really want to do.
And I want to do a lot of shit, let me tell ya.
Why am I saying yes when I really want to say no?
The word no creates boundaries around how we use our energy. We know that. So why do I keep agreeing to things if it's not something that I already know I don't want to do. I'm sure I can save a ton of time if I hit a smooth no upfront and in order to do that, I've got to get to the root. Is it people pleasing? Worried that better won't come? I want to be a better steward of my time, we don't have as much of it as we think we do.
What are my commitments?
We can only do so much in a day, a week, a month, etc and sometimes we do so much, that we're really doing nothing at all. For me, my finances as a freelance writer and business owner, are at the top of my list to get in order. One of my current goals is to create an emergency fund of 2K. Which means that I have to commit to a budget, seeking help, and not blowing money on eating out all of the time. It may not work each time - I LOVE eating out - but if I'm reminded of my commitments, it'll be easier to go home and make my own nachos instead of hitting up a Taco Tuesday situation.
If I want a fresh perspective, I have to start with making better choices and these three questions will give me an opportunity to slow down, reassess and create options that over time, will help me with my goals.
Pray for patience, pleases. What questions are you asking yourself this month? Tweet us and let us know.
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