It’s time for a reframe.

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It’s time for a to-do list reframe.

I’ve been writing about some heavy topics the last few weeks; struggling with my sense of self-trust; my inner child; and today, I was going to write this whole in-depth guide to figuring out what your life purpose is, as part of letting you know about my new course, Practical Spirituality (it’s a six-week course and community all about figuring out a deeper connection to yourself and the world around you, and the first week is going to be all about how you can uncover your life purpose, because it is a big part of my spiritual belief system that we all have one, and I think there are exercises and tools that can get you closer to understanding it).

  1. The “to trust myself with” list. Along the lines of my own experiments with self-trust I’ve written about the past few weeks, I like this list as a reframe that the things I want to do in a day or week aren’t just about productivity; it’s about reminding myself that I am capable and trusting of myself to keep promises to myself.
  2. The “reverse to-do” list, or the “did it” or “ta da!” list. I can’t take credit for this one, I stumbled across the concept in an Internet search recently. Basically at the end of a day, you write down everything you have accomplished. This reddit post explains more
  3. The “to value” list. In my intentional living course, we spend an entire week on tracking time and money, because your day-to-day actions are, in fact, the values you are already living; you just might not be that conscious about them. To make sure your activities and actions are reflecting the values you want to embrace in your life, try a “to value” list; simply write out a value or two you want to embody that day or week, and assign tasks or items to each of those values. If a task doesn’t fit in a value, that’s okay — the goal here isn’t to only do things we 100% value, but simply to be aware of the balance of things we’re valuing in our life vs. doing on auto-pilot.

Teaching awakening + healing through vulnerability + self-compassion. Finding hope in a messy world. Author of the Sunday Soother. http://catherinedandrews.com

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