Here's the link to the first video if you want to take a look --->>> Boost Video 1
The first video was really good, Mika talked about how our brains are not necessarily wired to see the good in situations or our accomplishments, but rather, for survival purposes, we tend to be drawn to all the things we lack or that are lacking around us. I thought this was nice to hear, since I thought it was just something wrong with me, not being able to always see the positive things. Nope, that's normal!
So, good news!
She went on to give some homework and that's what I wanted to share with you guys and encourage you to try it too!
On the topic of accomplishments, sometimes we forget how much we have achieved, and we typically don't give ourselves credit where credit is due. The assignment given was to write down every accomplishment I've made or achieved within the past 90 days. At first, I could only think of one thing, but as I began to think more, more things came to me.
Things I've accomplished within the past 90 days:
- Graduating college
- Started writing my memoir
- Got my new blog/coaching up and running
- Pulled 235lbs for deadlifts
- Completed eight pull-ups
- Got my resume together and applied for some jobs
- Decided on wedding colors
- Made a wedding hair consultation
- Finally started seeing a counselor
- Went one week without having a monster energy drink!
- Sewed a pair of mittens and a puppy jacket for Leah
- Hiked up Carter Notch without completely freezing!
- Went to a craft show and sold some of my drawings
- Got offered to be a Division Supply athlete
- Finished designing the wedding invitation and got addresses together
- Found and purchased my wedding dress!
- Successfully attended a party I didn't really want to go to, but to my surprise was actually really fun!
- Booked (with help from Ben) the honeymoon!
- Front squatted 125lbs (a new PR)
- Got through the holidays.
So, as you can see some are more substantial than others, but they're all important and something I should be proud of. A lot of the time I do forget to honor myself for the things I achieve, so it's nice to take some time to acknowledge these things.
If you do this exercise, don't forget that little things count too! Even if it doesn't sound like much, write it down and give yourself credit for accomplishing all the things you do. It's so easy to overlook our positive qualities and remember that we are indeed very important. I hope this exercise will help you see this for yourself!