What did she just say?
You read it correctly! I am, by biggest distraction. If you all could hear the conversations that go on in my head, you'd think I was absolutely insane. And that's okay. I'm not ashamed to admit I talk to myself constantly. Truth is, I am an extreme introvert. So talking to myself, is one of my coping mechanisms. As I've gotten older, I've come out of my shell a little but, I still get sweaty if I have to talk in front of a lot of people. Anyway, the blog is not about how much I sweat, it's to explain how I distract myself.
As you all know I lead a busy life. Full-time job, mom of 3, entrepreneur, blogger and influencer. But I am 100% positive that I would be further into my careers if I had simply, stepped out of my own way. Talked to that one person, went to that event; so many things I've talked myself out of, I literally closed my own doors. Things happen for a reason, but how do we know what things are happening, if we are constantly doubting ourselves? Putting ourselves in a box? Not realizing our own potential.
So on top of talking myself out of things, I am a HUGE procrastinator. I always try to wait until the "perfect time" to do something, when the fact of the matter is, there is NO PERFECT TIME. Get it done or don't! That's it! In the past and currently, I suffer from lack of self confidence. I know big shocker, I can empower and uplift other's, but don't fully possess the same power within. (But I am not here to put on a mask as if I'm perfect, we know that doesn't help anyone. I have flaws just as anyone else.) But when I am putting out those affirmations, providing motivation and inspiration to others I am speaking to myself at the same time. There is nothing wrong with that. Life is about constantly growing and evolving.
Some steps I have taken to get out of my own way is not allow myself time to talk myself out of things. If it's something I know I need to do, or know that this is a door I am supposed to walk through, I run and don't look back. If I take 0.5 seconds, I'll change my mind. I also purposely set aside time to get what I need to get done for that day or week. If set a goal for the day, in my mind I have to do it . I hold myself accountable. I also have acquired an accountability partner who is more established than I am and who also asked me on a day to day basis, if certain things are done. Which means get it done! I prioritize my day including breaks and lunches at work. I make sure that if I have down time, I am getting something done. But making certain that I get enough sleep. Without proper sleep, I'm pretty much useless. As I write this blog, I haven't yet eaten dinner BUT the food isn't going anywhere, I have committed to getting this blog post published this week, so here we are. Over time I have been able to get better at moving aside and actually putting in work, but consistency is the key. I really hope this helped someone! Talk to you soon!