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Designing Your Life One Step at a Time

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A few years ago, I heard someone say, “You get good at what you practice, so practice joy.” It hit me really hard.

In my head, I immediately thought, “You get good at what you practice, so practice good things.”

I realized that all the things we are, the way we lived our lives were a simple result of habits and practice.

Maybe you’ve already figured this out. I, too, had already figured it out. But for some reason, that day, it felt like I finally understood this concept a lot more than I have ever had in my life.

Most of the time when I think about the phrase, “practice makes perfect,” I think about a sport or craft of some kind. But not about personalities or relationships.

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I started thinking about my personality, my family, my home, my business, and more. The way those things were, whether good or bad, was not a mistake. Some consistent attitudes and steps led to those things.

If I lost my temper with my kids often? Well, I had practiced losing my temper with them, and it became a habit.

If my house was disorganized? Well, I had practiced disorganized things, so it was a place that was not as clean as I wanted it to be.

If I felt down about something? Well, I had practiced having negative thoughts about that specific item, and now my thoughts naturally turned in a particular direction every time the topic was brought up.

Not reaching my goals? I had let blocks rule my thoughts and actions to the point where I could not manifest the things I wanted.

I had the power to change all those things. I just had to practice one day at a time.

I was determined to become a better person and do something about the qualities and things I did not like.

And so, the first thing I had to do was figure out why it had been easy to practice something negative, such as not being as patient as I wanted to be.

I wrote down in my journal what I was feeling when I became impatient, who I became impatient with, and when.

One of the things that occurred to me was that I was not taking good care of myself. I was getting two to four hours of sleep every night. I was feeding my family and not feeding myself. I was not taking much time to grow my business, which I was passionate about. And I was not exercising because my body was taking a long time to recover from giving birth.

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I also realized that I had developed a few unhealthy mindsets, which was the cause of my manifestation blocks.  I had never had a hard time manifesting the things or people I wanted. I had to ask myself what changed and why did it change.

And so, I started being more intentional and mindful in my journal about the things I was trying to manifest and the thoughts I wanted to change.

In conclusion, I had a clear picture of the unhealthy practices I was doing that was causing me mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual stress.

I had to change that. If I could practice good things in the way I took care of myself, it would make it easier to practice good things in all other areas of my life.

But while I was attempting to change those things, I wanted to immediately do something about my patience.

And so, when I felt myself losing my patience with my kids, I started to think about how grateful I was to have them in my life. And that I would rather experience them being rambunctious than not have them at all.

I also started to take deep breaths to release any anger or annoyance I felt.

This helped so much. I loved the person I was being a lot more. And my kids felt a lot of happy and loved by me.

You get good at what you practice, so practice good things.

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