That’s what I had to tell myself yesterday AND today. Yup, two days in a row.
It’s only January 6 and it seems a lot has happened (or not happened). First day back at work on Monday and I spilled my coffee, had to find a new place to park due to construction, and someone decided to try and say something slick on FB. Plus–I’m hormonal (smile).
These are definitely minor nuisances, but sometimes they can have more impact than we realize. So I had to have a hard pep talk and tell myself to S.N.A.P. out of it!
S – Start something.And not mess either (smile). Start on your goal. Start your project. Start the blog. There is never a “right” time to start anything–so start now! If nothing else, start speaking positive words over your life, finances, circumstances, relationships, etc.
N – Nurture yourself. Nurture means to “care for and encourage the growth and development of.” Be strategic and intentional about your own care, growth and development. No one is going to do that better than you. Take a hot bath. Read the Bible. Listen to your favorite song. Watch a TV show that makes your sides hurt from laughter. Dance like no one is watching.
A – Acknowledge, but do not always accept. We do need to acknowledge some of the areas of growth or challenging areas in our lives. That’s the only way it will change. Dr. Phil says, “you can’t change what you don’t acknowledge.” But that does not mean we have to accept it. Accept means to, “consent to receive.” or “believe or come to recognize as valid or correct.” I may acknowledge that my finances are not where they should be, but that does not mean I have to accept being broke. I may acknowledge that I don’t have the customers or clients that I want to be able to quit my job, but that doesn’t mean I have to accept that this will always be my side hustle. The next step after acknowledgment is to create a plan to overcome it.
P – Persevere. Persevere means to “continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty.” (can you tell I love definitions?) Just because it’s not easy or it appears you’ve hit an obstacle, don’t give up. Turn around and take an alternate route. Or break down the barrier in front of you. Continue toward your dream or goal–even in the face of difficulty.
So if the start of your new year is a bit sluggish, S.N.A.P. out of it!
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