So, how do you actually measure this goal? Over the years I have been using 43 Things I have learned the importance of measurable goals. As for this one, well…it’s not really easy to measure. Like, today I was 69% honest with myself, while I was almost 86% yesterday?
I see this goal (for me, at least) as relating to a) a lack of mindfulness in daily life, and b) lacking honest as a…protection strategy. When you are in balance, when you are aware and present, you make the right choices and do the right things for you. When you are not scared, when you know and believe in yourself, you make the right choices and to the right things (once again, for you).
We often know when we are not entirely present in our daily life, when we simply do rather than actively reflect on our actions. Going automatic, the easy way. And we usually know what is good for us, or what is wrong or bad for us, yet we ignore this knowledge.
For me, staying present is not always easy, and I practice. I know that yoga, sewing, running, music, reading and playing with my son is good stuff. And I try to fill my days with those things.
I believe in myself more these days, with all my quirks and brilliant imperfection. I laugh, cry, share and brood with more ease. I know in what directions I like to wander – and which don’t interest me. At 31 I am finally more at ease. And I hope…to continue this windy path.
Go listen to Be yourself by Graham Nash. 5 months ago