Often when I have a long to-do list, I sometimes let the worry and stress of getting it all done get the better of me. I start deleting things off my schedule to relieve the pressure. I might even choose not to do activities that might take some time but ultimately, will make some fun, meaningful memories.
The concepts and tools of life coaching have helped me to accept that there will be times that I might not get everything done that I’ve planned, and that’s okay, but there will be more times that I do. I have created a habit of accepting that even though I might not “feel like it” I’m okay with that, and can still move forward to follow through. I am a Follow Through-Er.
The lower brain (amygdala) looks for ways to keep us safe, have fun and conserve energy. That might serve us from time to time, but when we engage the prefrontal cortex (higher brain) we can manage the lower brain. We can say, “I hear you, but I’m going to follow through with what I have planned anyway.” “I know you’re trying to keep me safe, but I actually want to do this for my good, for growth, to make connections, memories…”
I am grateful for the coaching tools I’ve learned and applied in my life. I’m creating new neural pathways to move forward and be a Follow Through-Er, no matter what else is happening inside or outside of me.
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