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Stop, Start, Continue


"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."

- Aristotle


Many of us know that self-awareness is a powerful tool for personal growth and understanding.


And yet... how many of us go through our days and weeks (years even!) without any awareness at all?

Understanding yourself takes work! Work we would often rather avoid.


It's so much easier to look the other way, to skip the effort and sometimes discomfort that comes up when we take a look at what's there.

And so we become really amazing at:


  • Having the radio and/or the tv on all the time to drown out the noise in our heads

  • Being super critical of ourselves and others

  • Relying on social media, alcohol, drugs, shopping, sex, food etc... to cope with our daily lives

  • Not making time for journaling or meditation or quiet moments

  • Avoiding difficult conversations

  • Keeping a busy schedule so there is no downtime or opportunity for self-reflection

  • Ignoring the cues from our bodies that we are hungry, thirsty, full, have to pee etc...

  • Avoiding setting clear boundaries with others


What if instead we did the work to look inwards, with curiosity and even wonder, at what we find? If we practiced being a little uncomfortable?


I love this simple, yet comprehensive framework to evaluate your current behaviors, make positive changes, and continue engaging in practices that contribute to your overall well-being, growth, and success.



 

Here are three simple words to give your life more

awareness, meaning, clarity, and forward direction:


Stop, Start, Continue


Check in with yourself REGULARLY (weekly, monthly, quarterly) with this framework.


Write out your plans for MAX impact.



 

STOP


 

What do you want to stop doing so that you can become the person you know you can be?


Identify behaviors, thought, habits, mindsets and patterns that no longer serve you, and make a plan to STOP doing them.



 


START



 

What do you want to start doing so that you can become the person you want to be?


Identify behaviors, thought, habits, mindsets and patterns that would be beneficial in your life, and make a plan to START doing them.



Hint! If you're looking for some activities to add in, read this post, Top 5 No Cost Self-Therapy Tips

 

CONTINUE


 

What do you want to continue doing so that you can become the person you want to be?


Identify behaviors, thought, habits, mindsets and patterns that work well in your life, give yourself a High Five, and CONTINUE doing them.



 

By recognizing and letting go of negative behaviors, embracing new empowering habits, and continuing to prioritize practices that serve your well-being, you get to create a purposeful life filled with meaning and positivity.


YESSSSS!!


Btw, have loved hearing from so many of you lately! Let me know how this one goes!


Have a beautiful week friends 🖤

Carolyn

xx


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