OH BOY WHAT A FANTASTIC WORD!
Not only does it have the perfect ratio between consonants + vowels, but it’s something we all need more of in our lives.
The quality of being coherent, simple and precise.
WHY WE NEED MORE CLARITY:
Often, we do things without a clear goal or purpose in mind. “Yeah I guess I’ll read an article that actually has no relevance to the assignment I need to submit”. “Yeah I guess I’ll give my dog a shower even though he smells gud and I have other things to prioritise.”
Without a plan, the days just fill with blah filler activities. Then I look back on the day like “What did I even do today?”.
Ok, so we need some clarity around the actions we make.
But JUST AS IMPORTANTLY, we need clarity about ourselves.
–> What are our actual strengths?
–> What are our limiting subconscious thoughts?
–> Why are we working in this job again?
–> What are our values? (ie what fulfils us most?)
–> What am we willing to say ‘no’ to?
Once we’re clear on who we are, and why we do things – it’s a whole lot easier to communicate that to others, and set boundaries.
I quit my job recently.
It was a hard decision but I kept asking “Why am I working in this job again?”. I realised it just wasn’t aligned to me and my personality. Of course it took months to finally pluck that duck feather (… analogies confuse me). But had I not taken the time to get more clarity, I would’ve continued to settle.
HOW TO PRACTICE MORE CLARITY
Ask yourselves these questions.
1. What am I doing this for?
2. Why am I doing this?
3. What is one thing I want to improve about myself?
4. What is one thing that I do pretty damn well?
5. What % of Phoebe Buffay are you?
… No seriously
It just takes a little baby step each time to get more clarity.
Treat it like a game – what could you find out about yourself?
Here’s to self care!