“Check yourself, before you wreck yourself.” ~Ice Cube
Do you ever call yourself out? I mean like really call yourself out. Not like, berate yourself for doing something dumb or anything like that. I mean like have a full on, “hey girl I need to keep it real with you” heart-to-heart with yourself and then take actual action if needed?
I do this all the time. I know that if anyone is going to call me out it’s going to be way too late, so I routinely check myself. I ask myself questions about what I’m doing and where I’m at and adjust accordingly.
A recent call out was about drinking. Even with the smallest amount of alcohol I feel awful the next day. Not just physically, but mentally I am an anxious wreck. I had to really come to terms with that and make the necessary adjustments.
It doesn’t work to call yourself out, agree you need to make some changes and then not actually make the changes. Well, you can I guess, but then why bother doing it in the first place?
This is a crucial part of growth.
Remember my email about chaos? I have been checking myself about that a lot lately. I have a LOT on my plate this year. Goals I want to accomplish and I am trying to be intentional with every step. I remind myself it’s okay and natural to be busy, but the problem occurs when I get overwhelmed. So frequent checks are necessary.
The next 5 weeks or so will be a grind, I’m hoping to get a lot done and off my plate and keep the chaos at bay.
Read the next installment of Self-Love Sunday here.