Getting to the heart of the matter!

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana.

Knowing what is going on with your life may be one of the most incredible things you could gift yourself.

Taking a personal inventory can be a valuable way to acknowledge what you have been through and help you plan your happy, healthy life.

Reflecting on the past can be challenging and bring up memories you wish would stay away.

I learned a great lesson: “It is OK to look back, don’t stare.

See what happened, and ask yourself what you learned from the experience.

Going through a personal inventory with gut-wrenching honesty will help you identify negative habits and avoid doing them in the future.

Examining your past can break the cycle of negative behaviors and start a better future.

It is difficult to face our mistakes and flaws without defining ourselves only by those mistakes.

Ask yourself a few questions that will help in “Getting to the HEART of the matter.”

1. How do these behaviors affect me?– physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, in terms of my self-image?

2. How do these behaviors affect those around me? – at home, work, financially, social situations, as a role model for children?

3. What character flaws in me feed the behaviors – insecurities, fears, anxieties, poor self-image, lack of confidence, excessive pride, controlling behavior, anger, and others

Your inventory will help you take responsibility for your actions, accept yourself for who you are, identify changes you wish to make, and promote self-awareness.

To be effective, however, you must be thorough and sincere.

You will identify areas to focus on, but you will also discover things about yourself that you like and sometimes treasure.

By reviewing where you have been, where you are, and where you would like to go, you can remain optimistic about life and move towards an even happier and more fulfilling future.

Happy Valentine’s Day!