Remember when you were little and you had your dreams for when you were a grown up? Personally, I wanted to be an astronaut. Or a ballerina. As we grow up those dreams evolve. My desire to be an astronaut or a ballerina fell by the wayside when I failed earth science and grew a foot. After college I did know that I wanted to write and to help people. I didn’t really know how to do that so I went into the hospitality business and then into retail sales and then became a mom. Suddenly I was 40 and a working mom and my dreams had disappeared under a load of laundry.
Now, 10 years later, I am living the life of my dreams. I write articles and blogs and coach moms towards reaching their dreams. I have learned a lot along the way and this I want to share with you today.
Here are 5 Actions Every Woman MUST Take Reach Their Dreams, Even if There are Million Excuses not to…
#1 – Be clear about what is important to you. I can’t say this enough. If you don’t know what is important to you then you can’t make it a priority. Instead your life will consist of day after day doing the things that you need to do to get by.
Do this. Mark out 1 hour on your calendar this week, one hour to still down with a cup of tea and write down everything that you can think of that is important to you. Write down the things that you do and things that you don’t. Set it aside and go pick up the kids from school.
A few days later revisit your list. Did you forget anything? Is there anything on there that maybe shouldn’t be?
Next, circle the top 10 most important things on your list. Then from that list circle the top 7 most important things, and then from that list circle the top 5 most important things. From your top 5 list circle the top 3 most important things.
You now have the top 3 things that are most important to you. See that wasn’t so hard.
#2 – Have a plan in place to make those 3 things a priority. Make sure that plan is one that you are excited about. Making this plan is easiest when working with a life coach but you can do it yourself.
If exercise is priority build into your calendar a little bit of time three days a week to do so. Just a little bit. Maybe 15 minutes Then, a few weeks down the road build in a little more time. Slowly grow the time you exercise until you are doing it as much as you want to. The key is making time for it and making it a priority.
#3 – Surround yourself with a supportive and loving community. Your community can be made up of family, friends, co-workers, gym mates. Whoever can support you and hold you accountable. This is key to success. We all have good intentions but without support and accountability it’s hard to stay on the path to reaching our dreams.
#4 – Do NOT doubt yourself. This is the most self-sabotaging thing that we do. We listen to the voice in our head that tells us that we can’t do something. That we don’t have the time or that we aren’t good enough or that we don’t deserve something.
This is, may I say, complete bullshit. You are an amazing person, someone who gives and gives and you should have the life of your dreams. And if you are happy, everyone around you will be happy!
#5 – Take care of yourself and try to have a little fun. Yes our lives are crazy but it is essential that every mom take a little time for herself. Take a bath, go for a walk, go shopping with a friend, climb a mountain, learn to surf, take a road trip. Do something every day that feeds your soul. Take a day a month to do something you want to do.
And at least once a year get away, alone, to get to know yourself again.
So there you are…5 Actions Every Woman MUST Take to Reach Their Dreams, Even if There are Million Excuses not to…
Remember, it’s never too late to live the life that you want. You just need to take that first step and decide what that life is. The rest you can do, easy.
Just look at all that you do now. Only Superwoman can do what you do every day. Your dreams will be a cinch… Get in touch with me NOW to get your started. You will be glad you did!
I am a NYC based Certified Life Coach and mental health advocate. My writing has been published on The Huffington Post, Prevention, Psych Central, Pop Sugar, MSN and The Good Man Project, among others. I work with all kinds of people to help them go from depressed and overwhelmed to confident and happy in their relationships and in their world.