I disconnected, tuned inward, and reflected on my life. It was a powerful experience, and I wanted to share ten takeaways that may support you on your journey.
This time of year can put a magnifying glass on the challenges we’re already facing. Whether it’s family, finances, your weight, or an impossibly busy schedule – everything seems to intensify during the holidays.
Our brains naturally scan for what’s wrong or bad to keep us alive. It’s easier to notice and remember our losses than our wins.
It’s time to stop giving someone else control over your happiness. It’s time to stop doubting yourself and feeling like you’re not good enough.
Your self-talk patterns aren’t just harmless observations; they’re the drivers of your emotional life. Develop an inner BS detector for your own sake.
What if I told you no matter where you are in life, happiness is available to you? We tend to think happiness is waiting for us once we get that promotion or once we’re thinner or reach a certain milestone. Then, we’ll feel better than we do now.
The reason we spin in indecision and don’t take action is because of a feeling, always. It feels a little bit better wallowing in self-pity or procrastinating, than making the decision you need to make and taking action.
It’s easy to get stuck in apathy or feel indifferent about your personal life. You may think, ‘my life is fine already,’ or ‘I don’t really care about my growth,’ or ‘I’m just too exhausted.’
Even if it’s something you’ve been practicing for years, it’s possible to reclaim that beginner enthusiasm. When’s the last time you’ve allowed yourself to be a beginner at something?
Those seemingly insignificant things start to add up; we become more reactive, and eventually, when larger issues are exposed, they feel overwhelming, and we can become stagnant.