For the last few weeks, I had the experience of feeling like I was running in circles without a clear direction – endlessly researching but not sure what to do next. I told myself that I had gotten to the end of the road on my vision.
In reality, things weren’t that dire – I just forgot what phase I was in and how to keep myself anchored.
There are three phases to creating and living out your vision for the year:
- Caterpillar: exploring and building systems to support bringing more of what you want into your life.
- Cocoon: simplifying and building systems to support bringing more of what you want into your life.
- Butterfly: Doing more of what you want in your everyday life.
The research phase is supposed to be a fun season of exploring. I had lost my way a bit, NOT because I was spending hours learning without creating, but because I had pushed out the daily practices that anchor me to God and creating my life with Him.
Once I put my morning routine where I connect with God at the top of my list, it brought joy back into the caterpillar phase for me.
I use my morning routine to create my life with God, so I can be anchored in whatever phase of life I’m in.
For me, this looks like starting by writing the thoughts of the last 24 hours in a lined journal (this is the one I use). Next, I pull out my Thriving in Motherhood Journal and answer the questions in there. I also spend time reading my scriptures and writing down verses that stand out to me and praying.
When I keep this routine in place, I feel directed in the things I am doing each day and have ideas and inspiration about where to spend my time and energy. I better understand HOW to do the things I feel I need to do. I gain clarity and see things with truth.
If you’ve found yourself feeling a bit lost lately, tune into this week’s episode, where I’m sharing more about why I was experiencing the feeling of spinning in circles and more about what to do about it.