The other day, I was having a conversation with a group of students – all wonderful, empowered women. I really admired their honesty when they told me that – almost to a one – they’d not started making any real provision for their retirement yet. One half joked that she was hoping some kind relative would take her in when she was old, since she didn’t have any savings.
That’s a scary thing to admit, and it made me think of my great friend, Kerry Belviso, and her take on why we don’t do stuff we know is ultimately good for us. She reckons it’s often because we are out of alignment with our goals/dreams. So while we intellectually want those things, something deep inside us (often fear or a sense of not being good enough) quietly makes sure we don’t work towards them. I asked her to write me a guest post about just that, actually, and about her DIY Kinesiology Kit (getting aligned at home? Yes please. I do it all the time, it’s such a great tool for me as I step up and up and up to prevent me from constant self-sabotage). Read on – and there’s a giveaway at the end!
I love the quote: do something today your future self will thank you for.
- Do you think of her, plan for her and intend for her to be happy and safe?
- Or do you make choices now that future you can deal with later?
Do you leave anything in your life for future you to deal with?
- Put a holiday or large purchase on a credit card for future us to pay off
- Go to bed without organising anything we’ll need for the next day
- Push too hard in exercise or yoga (to the point of injury or strain)
- Not making time for exercise, yoga or meditation and waiting until we’re feeling the effects of not doing these things
- Not plan ahead for food so we’re often arriving at a meal time hungry and needing to buy food or make decisions about what to prepare
- Living pay check to pay check (or in your own business, spending all the money that comes in) without saving
And here’s a big one:
Hoping our dreams and goals will come true in the future, but not taking the steps to really help that to happen.
Check in with one of your goals now.
Often, we might have a block to achieving our goals, but if we don’t know what it is, how can we do anything about it?