I’ve made friends with my 80 year old self.
She’s so amazing, this lady.
She also has all the answers.
She’s the best person to go to for advice on what I should do in my present life.
When I wonder what kinds of food I want to eat, I ask her. She knows.
Maybe because she realizes the impact of lots of veggies versus lots of brownies will have after 45 years of life.
If I’m not sure how I want to treat my children, especially in the frustrating moments of discipling and redirecting, I ask her.
She’s so sweet. She’s a grandmother and has been a mom for more than 50 years, so she’s very wise.
If I ask her whether I should add exercise into my regular routine each week, she doesn’t hesitate to answer. She knows.
Accessing my future self is one of the best, and most motivating practices I’ve recently starting doing.
Anyone can do this and it doesn’t even have to be your 80 year old self. You can talk to your self at any point in the future. (now I’m really starting to sound crazy here…).
In the morning, I can ask myself that evening some questions about how I want to spend my day. My evening self knows I want to finish the day feeling accomplished and proud.
My evening self never wants to look back on her day of endless facebook scrolling and instagram stalking. Trust me here. Or, better yet, ask your own evening self how she feels about it.
As I set up my coaching business, I also access my 37 and 38 year old self.
These girls have it going on and know exactly what I should be doing now to successfully launch this business. They tell me to turn off the tv, put down my phone and focus on doing one thing that day that will take me one step closer to having the business I want to have.
This is powerful stuff here, people. Please try it yourself – your future selves will have the answers you need too. And who knows, maybe our 80 year old selves are good friends. You know, since they’re both so amazing.