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Feeling behind with the club? Here’s how to get back on track…
I’m betting that you’ve wished you kept up with the club a little better, and are probably needing a word of encouragement…
Maybe you had to skip some weeks, or weren’t able to utilize the materials as well as you would have liked. Or maybe you haven’t visited the membership site in awhile and have no idea how to get back on track. You might have even given up on yourself and felt like it’s not even worth trying until summer.
This is your friendly reminder that all of these feelings are totally normal…and it’s much easier than you think to stop feeling behind and get back on top of things.
Here’s how. Your March Week 5 materials include an End-of-Winter Quarterly Summary. It’s a single PDF that gives you an outline of all the key principles that were shared over the last 3 months. You’ll even find a list of the printables that were sent each month and some reflection sheets to help you think back on what you learned and make a plan for moving forward.
If you’re feeling super behind, I encourage you to skim over this quarterly summary to see what you missed. It will give you a nice overview so you’re up-to-date on the key concepts. You’ll also have a better idea of which weeks you want to revisit right away, and which ones you can comfortably skip and come back to later only as needed.
Here’s the thing I want you to remember about the club: it’s NOT a formal course. You’re not expected to “keep up” every single week and read every single word. You can skip around to just the materials you need when you need them. Focus on the topics you think will make the biggest difference in your work/life balance, and disregard the stuff that isn’t as helpful or impactful.
You’re also not expected to read (much less implement!) everything for the club all in one year. Take what you can use now, and plan to revisit the rest later, since you have access to the membership library and the Facebook group even after your year is up.
The club is about making permanent lifestyle changes, not quick fixes–and that means we’re in this together for the long haul. Baby steps are good. Two steps forward and one step back is just fine. You are slowly changing your mindset and learning to approach every aspect of your life with intentionality, and that’s not something that happens overnight.
Once you’ve skimmed over the quarterly summary, consider yourself back on track and release any pressure you might be putting on yourself.
Then give yourself a clean slate and move forward with the coming week’s materials. Make it your goal to choose just ONE strategy to try each week. Skim over the PDF or listen to the audio in the car, and pick out one idea that really resonates with you. You don’t need to dedicate tons of time to “studying” the club materials and adapt every single suggestion in order to get results!
When you’re super busy, choose just ONE strategy each month. There’s a place on the monthly overview blueprint that says, “If you only do ONE thing…” You can make it your goal to look over that one set of materials, and get some really powerful results!
The April focus is on work/life balance. We’ll be stepping back from the more classroom-based focus we had in March and doing some big picture work to make sure you are working toward aligning your time with your real priorities, and creating the life you actually want to live. It’s a great place to pick back up and think about what you want to be doing with your time.
Above all, I encourage you to show yourself grace. The club was never designed to be “one more thing” you have to do. Though new materials will arrive each week throughout your year in the club according to our specific focus each week, the club is entirely self-paced. There is no such thing as “falling behind” and you can go back and reference any materials at any time, even after your year is up. (You’ll have access to this Facebook group indefinitely, too, which means you take this journey toward work-life balance at your own pace and still have our support when you need it.)
I bet you’re doing much better than you give yourself credit for. Instead of focusing on what you haven’t done, celebrate your progress and accomplishments! You can do this–and we’re here to support you every step of the way.