Climbing the stepladder

Climbing the stepladder

We all want to live our best lives.  Working towards this requires being on a journey and in a constant state of awareness. I liken this journey to what I call ‘The Stepladder Process’.

Take a single step…
Then take another step.

With each step on the ladder, we learn something, practice and adapt to that something, master it and then move onto the next step – a never ending consistent action which leads to small gains.

Sometimes our struggles come with attempting to take on big projects, taking inconsistent and big leaps of action, which are often not sustainable. By committing to small steps, this becomes an achievable endeavour which can be embedded into our everyday rituals, and which will then become our own unique way of living our best life.

Think of the rungs of the ladder as those important small steps, consistent actions and small gains. Each step builds and gathers momentum and takes us to bigger gains.

It is much more effective and achievable to set out to make small gains consistently, do these actions well, and then move onto the next step.

And again, focus on your rituals as part of this process. Here’s a reminder of my rituals that guide me to living my best life, even through adversity:

  • Upon waking I consciously think and affirm that each day is a new day, an opportunity to make it a great day.
  • I get up early and get things done early, sleeping in puts me behind the 8 ball.
  • I start the day with 1 or 2 glasses of water with squeezed lemon for an internal cleanse.
  • I ensure the apartment is tidy and organised …making the bed helps me get the day off to a good start.
  • Morning exercise for me is so important without it I am grumpy and distracted for the rest of the day.
  • Not looking at my phone before I get to work. This helps me with productivity and focus in my morning.

My predominant ritual is to constantly maintain a positive attitude and approach to each and every day, and know that if one day hasn’t gone according to plan the following day can be better.

Taking that first small step could be the greatest thing you do today.

Stay warm and see you down the street!

Gina 🙏

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