I recently received a list of transformational questions as a Christmas present. What a great gift!
It features some really great open-ended, thought-provoking inquiries. I will be sharing my own answers to some of them here and I hope that you will consider the questions, as well. Share your own answers in the comments if you so desire!
What new patterns can I invite into my life?
Habits and patterns are sometimes seen as a sign of inflexibility and aren’t generally associated with adapting. However, when we invite NEW habits, rituals and patterns into our lives, we are changing up the game!
Here are a few new habits that I would LIKE to take root in my life and that I think will help me to adapt, rather than hinder me:
- Talk to new people. I tend to be a bit quiet when I meet new people. I hope that I am not rude, but I am generally in my “own world.” My friends and family laugh about it. I can be a bit lazy in new relationships. I tend to expect others to come to me. I would like to make a habit of initiating conversations more often… Let’s say once a day as an immediate goal.
- Read more. I love to read, but I rarely do. I like to blame a lack of time, but I do manage to do other things with my free time. I play games on my smartphone, peruse social media and watch junk reality TV so, as my husband often points out, I do have time to read. I just seem to keep it low on my priority list. I want to get into the habit of reading an actual book at least once a day. I would particularly like to read more fiction.
- Talk to my kids. I do talk to my kids a great deal but sometimes I talk “at” them more than to them. It’s not that I mean to, but I can get a bit of a drill sergeant mentality. I want to make a habit of sitting and talking with each of them for a devoted 5 minutes per day about WHATEVER they want to talk about. (I have a feeling that I will be talking a great deal about minions and christmas lights.
I think these are all manageable, reasonable, attainable goals that will help me to grow and adapt to my environment. I am excited to see if I am able to keep up with them. I will update you guys on my progress.
Please share your own answers in your comments!