Dear Diary: How To Become The Person You Want To Be

October 5, 2017

Today, I wanted to share something a little more personal. Ever since I decided to commit to building my blog, I've felt reconnected to myself, but I have been struggling with being productive lately. I constantly find myself wanting to accomplish so much (in all aspects of my life), but finding myself drained or too overwhelmed to take action. And I am so freaking sick of it. I’m sick of holding myself back, so today, I’m sharing a little exercise I did for myself. I wrote down a set of self-affirmations to tell myself that I'm already the person I want to be. All I know is no one is going to magically come in and push me towards my goals. I have to push myself, and so do you. We can do this, but we have to work for it. I was inspired to do this exercise by Tom Bilyeu of impact theory. And I can honestly say, taking 5 minutes out of my workday to write these statements down pulled me out of an approaching anxiety attack. If we want to be the best version of ourselves, we won't get there by wishing for things to happen. We get there by taking small, repetitive actions, and one of those actions is telling ourselves " I'm the type of person who (insert your goal)." Here's what i wrote down today.

I’m the type of person who doesn't work on my blog while lying down. (I always fall asleep when I do, and I'm over it.)

I’m the type of person who pushes through her feelings to tackle the things I really want in life. i.e.) I might feel like binge watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia instead of meal prepping or eating that slice of pizza after the gym, but I'm not going to self sabotage anymore.

I’m the type of person who always finds a way to solve my problems because everything is #figureoutable – thanks Marie Forleo!

I’m the type of person who shows up 100% at my job, in my workout and dance classes, when socializing and when working on my side hustles. If I’m going to half-ass something, there’s no point in doing it at all. Of course, I make resting a priority because I never want to deal with burn-out again, but when I'm not resting, I'm giving it my all.
What are you pushing yourself towards or being pulled by?

Do you want that job promotion? Are you running your own business?

Are you trying to ace this school semester? Do you want to take your relationships to the next level or just find your perfect life-partner?

Well, the only way to get there is to push yourself and PRIORITIZE. It’s the hard truth, but we ARE ready for this, even if we don’t feel like we are (and trust, I don't feel ready but I'm gonna do it anyway).


What type of person do you plan to become? Leave a comment down below! And let me know if you want to see a post about how I’ve been learning to prioritize my time! It’s definitely a work in progress, but I know that stepping stones lead to success.

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