The Power of Pausing

2020 IS ALMOST OVER...

How does that make you feel? If you are anything like me, you might feel a little uneasy. This year has thrown challenge after challenge your way and sometimes it can be hard to recognize any progress that was made without taking the time to reflect. Pausing to reflect, however, can be totally scary, as it forces you to own up to all the choices you've made that have led you to this point.

Does the thought of assessing your past actions make your heart beat faster and your palms get sweaty? That's okay. I'm here to tell you that pausing to gain clarity is the only sane way to move forward, and here's 3 reasons why. 

 

#1 YOU LEARN WHERE YOU WILLINGNESS LIES

When you think back to all the goals you did or did not crush this year, do you notice certain areas in which you excelled and certain areas in which you continue to drop the ball. This is critical because it will show you what you deem worthy of your time and illuminate what you clearly could care less about. You are then able to proceed forward, making changes in areas that truly matter to you, instead of beating yourself up time and time again for not completely a goal you truly have no intention or desire to complete. 

#2 YOU DEVELOPE A GROWTH MINDSET

When you pause and take the time to reflect on your doings, you are curating the environment for a growth mindset. You are consciously looking to unveil your strengths, enabling you to give yourself praise where praise is deserved. You also might come across some weaknesses, which allows you to contemplate how these perceived faults are hindering your progress and what could be done to eradicate these flaws. Understanding where you are at and where you want to be implies that growth is inevitable. 

#3 YOU REALIZE YOU'RE A BADASS (hopefully)

Over the course of a year, especially a crazy year like 2020, it can be easy to forget all the amazing things you've accomplished. Looking back allows you to celebrate and bring about more positivity (CHEERS to YOU!). And if you didn't do all that you had hoped...first of all give yourself a break this year was hell, and second of all use this information as a stepping stone to build and create the person you know you deserve to be. 

I would truly love to hear from you and learn about all the things you accomplished this year, and all the you hope to accomplish. As always, come as you are. 

 

xx,

Kara

 

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