We all have something we want to work on…and it can be difficult to figure out how to help ourselves. Often it is related to food, exercise, stress or time management. We get so frustrated that it is not working, we want to fix it, but don’t know exactly how…and we are so darn busy that we do not have the time to figure out what to do. It is like we are stuck in mud and cannot take that step forward.
I have an idea to get you out of that mud and trucking forward to success. A few years ago, I was introduced to 10Q as a tool to use during the Jewish New Year. Traditionally, the ten days between Rosh Hashanah (the New Year, which starts tomorrow at sunset) and Yom Kippur are used as a time of introspection and reflection to atone for our sins. Interestingly enough, many Jews do not participate in this tradition. I never used to take the 10 days to really reflect, atone and think about the year ahead…and I was raised a good Jewish girl!
I was then introduced to 10Q. 10Q is totally secular – anyone can do it. And you should do it! It is online, free, private and very user friendly. It takes advantage of this important Jewish tradition and asks you 10 questions over 10 days to really reflect on the past year and think about what you want for the year ahead. It is beautiful, so simple and phenomenally effective. I have been doing it for several years and every year I have had an “a-ha” moment while I write my answers as well as when I look back at my answers from years past. It allows me to get honest with myself, focus on what I want and do something to achieve a goal for the year ahead.
So if you are feeling stuck, feeling stressed, ready to move forward….the time is NOW to figure out what is holding you back. Use this as a tool to help you take that very important first step forward.
Now go have some apples and honey…it is going to be a sweet, happy, wonderful year!