ICEBREAKER: WHAT ARE YOUR BEST HABITS?
Waking up with a grateful heart – counting my blessings.
Self-care: Meditating twice a day for 20-minutes each session. Drinking at least 2L of water (most of it in the form of green tea) through the day. Morning stretching, reformer Pilates with Jackie. Taking my medication and supplements daily and on time. Regular massages and spa time.
List-making. Calendar planning. Getting time planned so that there is room to be spontaneous.
Recognizing and giving a name to the elephant in the room. Speaking my truth. Knowing people react to things based on their own experience, it reflects who they are not who I am, it has nothing to do with me.
Turning shit into sunshine. Knowing there is always a bright side while at the same time acknowledging that often in life both this and that can be true.
Saying “yes” more often than I say “no” which was my natural default. I’ve worked hard on this and it’s coming more naturally to me now.
Showing up every day with compassion, empathy, humour and love.
GOING DEEPER: WHAT ARE YOUR WORST HABITS?
Negative self talk. Second-guessing. Giving in to limiting beliefs. Letting fear win.
Never having change with me when I go to downtown Toronto. I know better. Homeless people don’t take a credit card, nor can they provide change.
PILES. Throughout my home: papers, magazines, books, office supplies, crafts. I’m surrounded by piles.
Rabbit holes. One song leads to another. One article leads to another. One idea leads to another. Click. Click. Click. And an hour or more has passed. Eek!
I’m a great planner but not the best finisher. I have a bad case of what I call “shiny puppy”: the next new and exciting project/event/course has me abandon my original project for something new and exciting.
Forgetting names. I can remember your last ski holiday and whether you like your job/boss/husband/mother and how many kids you have but rarely can I remember names.