When Going ‘Back To Basics’ Propels You Forward

Sometimes our best routes forward stem from going back to basics!
Christi Hegstad September 14th, 2023

A client came to coaching for help getting ‘back on track.’ She was quite perplexed with herself: After a lifetime of feeling organized and able to accomplish what she set out to, lately things were falling through the cracks.

When I asked her to describe a time when things were on track, we discovered some interesting – and simple – shifts she could make to return to that organized, accomplished feeling.

Much to her surprise, it involved going back to basics in some areas: Recording meeting notes on paper instead of a laptop, for example, because she realized that she remembered and followed up on things better that way.

This week, consider where going ‘back to basics’ may help you grow and propel you forward.

It could involve planning your week on Sunday afternoons, returning to a hands-on hobby that calms your mind, making changes in your food choices, or wearing an analog watch to reduce the number of times you pick up your phone.

If you notice something not working, it may only require a simple shift – and sometimes going back to basics may be the cure!

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