I spent some time cleaning out piles of papers on my desk last week and came across a page upon which I had scribbled my New Years Goals for 2019. What a surprise! I forgot I made them. How had I done with meeting my goals in the first ten months of the year?
A quick review led me to see I had done pretty well with some of them (numbers 1 and 2, check!). But I had totally forgotten I made myself goals to drink more water and turn off the phone and confront the ever-present dishes in the sink a bit better. Those were good goals but had been fully ignored!
Finding this list was a reminder to me that meeting goals we set for ourselves requires two things:
figuring out what they are
reminding ourselves of them over and over and over again
In other words, achieving our goals requires both time for creation and commitment.
Sometimes we lose track of a goal because other things take precedence. We might realize with time that our goals have changed as life has marched on. We might even discover that a goal we set for ourselves was one that someone else set for us rather than it being driven from within.
I drank more water and less coffee today. It was a small step that made me feel like I was back on track, listening to my wiser self. If I hadn’t found that sheet of paper on my desk, I would have forgotten that I have both things to celebrate (I published a book in 2019!) and things on which to keep working.
All of this is a reminder that taking time to think about your goals is worth it. For my genetic counselor colleagues who are stretched thin by professional and home demands, I’ve been there. I know what you’re going through. And you are worth it.
If you haven’t heard about the retreat yet, head on over to the original post that talks about Blue Ridge Retreat for Genetic Counselors.
Here’s the link to request more detailed information: Request More Information
and here’s the link to hold your spot: Reserve My Spot
There’s no guarantee the retreat will come again, and there’s no guarantee the spot Rachel and I have created for you will wait. Today’s the day to plan on an escape from your everyday in May 2020.