On day 258 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I made a commitment to myself.
Do you have an endless list of ideas and projects, or perhaps a to-do list that’s a mile long? I can relate.
If so, you’ve probably also realized that you won’t be able to get everything done today…or maybe even this week…or maybe this year.
(Bummer, I know.)
That’s why prioritizing our intentions is so important. Getting to everything on our list–whether it exists in our head or on paper–isn’t easy. But it’s essential if we hope to make any progress.
We commit ourselves in lots of different ways. We make commitments to other people, promising to act in a specific way. We make commitments to our work, pursuing goals that serve to further our career. And we also make commitments to ourselves, focusing our time and energy on the things that align with our inner truths, values and strengths.
Recently, I spent some time getting really clear about my priorities. I had to accept the fact that I’m not mentally or physically capable of following through on every idea that pops into my head. In fact, I also had to accept that some of my ideas aren’t even good ones – at least not good for me, or not good for me right now.
My act of self-care for the day was to make a commitment to myself to see one of my projects through to completion. It isn’t going to be easy either. In fact, this has been one of the most challenging projects I’ve ever taken on, but it’s also the most important project I’ve ever worked on.
These kinds of commitments are hard to make because committing to one project often means we have to let go of another one.
The truth is, we know deep down when we find the one thing that sparks something inside of us. We feel it. We can’t always describe it. And it’s undeniable.
We look forward to working on it, we can’t wait to share it with others.
What’s your thing? What are you committed to doing?