How Will YOU Show Up Today? A weighty question from Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50-pound big-time-loser.
People want to know, “What’s your secret to success? How did you manage to permanently remove (a.k.a. lose weight) over 50 pounds of excess weight? What do you eat?”
Truthfully, while food is a consideration, the secret to my successful weight loss plan is less about my food plan and more about how I show up.
The first thing I do each and every day (ok, after I go to the bathroom and make coffee) is to sit down at my desk with one of my favorite pens in hand and write in my “Showing Up” journal.
I invite you to SHOW UP. Here’s how …
Pull together a variety of fabulous pens, front fat to thin, filled with black, blue and red ink, the colors of the rainbow. And one notebook that feels right; from leather bound to a 99 cent composition notebook.
In the morning, before too much thought has flooded your mind, take a minute or two to find a comfortable place to sit, preferably the same quiet and contemplative place each day.
Take your best pen in hand (varies day to day). Bring your attention to your fingers. Become aware of the feel of the pen, relax your muscles, and carefully write in your ‘best’ (whatever that means to you) penmanship, connecting to each and every word “How … WILL … I … Show … Up … Today?”
How WILL I Show Up Today? is a very powerful question. There’s no yes or no in it; there’s no right or wrong in it. And on a subconscious level, the words WILL I … imply that you will yourself to and you will … show up … today. The writing of the question taps into your subconscious mind, which then sends the answers straight through your fingers, through the pen, onto the page. Do not think; just be present with the pen and write. Showing Up may look different from day to day and that’s okay, because each day is different and brings forth different resources that live within.
From my today’s “Showing Up” Journal …
How WILL I Show Up Today?
Today, I WILL Show Up with …
2. The right words.
3. Compassion and patience.
5. Present and mindful.
7. Fully committed.
8. A discerning pallet.
Let me ask you, if I didn’t show up with energy, appreciation, mindfulness, commitment and a discerning pallet, would I be successful at losing and keeping off those extra pounds?
Not a snowball’s chance in Hell. I may have mustered up enough energy to lose it, but I would surely have found it (again). Showing up is a valuable tool for your permanent fat removal arsenal. It keeps you focused and motivated.
How will you show up today?
Spread the word, NOT the icing!
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