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Step Six – Keep It Going

6.  Establish your support systems for going forward so that you don’t revert to old habits.  Make a plan for how you’ll handle any times when you don’t behave in alignment with who you really are.

BridgeIt’s really easy to get all excited about doing things in a new way, but often hard to keep the momentum going.  Take some time right now while you’re still excited about whatever is new to think about how you will maintain it.  What will really work for you?  This is a chance to be very creative.  If you don’t have a good sense of what is most likely to work, think of a bunch of things and try them in succession.  Living an awake, aware, and intentional life does take some effort, but the pay-off is that so many other things will become easier.  There will be less drama and stress and more fulfillment and joy.  You won’t have to wonder if you are being true to yourself and making decisions and facing challenges will go much more smoothly.

Even though there is going to be less chaos in your spiritually integrated life, there will still be times when things won’t go as planned.  A habitual reaction will creep in or you’ll put your foot in your mouth.  It’s going to happen sooner or later, so take some time now to make a plan for that as well.  When you are being who you really are deep down and who you are most proud to be, how will you handle those moments?  What will you do to clean them up or make them right again?

Keep working these steps and return to ones that need a bit of a tune-up.  Just because you have weeded the garden once, it does not mean that no further weeding will be required for the rest of the season.  Pat yourself on the back for working so hard to create a life for yourself that you are excited to live.  If you feel like you’d like some feedback or coaching around some of all of these steps, please don’t hesitate to let me know and we’ll figure out a way to do that which meets your particular needs.

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