Possibilities Playground Newsletter

Snap Out of It!

Eeek! How did that happen?!?! How’d I let myself get to this place again? Didn’t I learn my lesson the first few times? Haha, apparently not.

If you haven’t read my latest blog rant, in short, it’’s about how I’d ignored my feelings, thoughts, and body in the last few weeks – rendering me blind to how ineffective my efforts were to deliberately create the life I want. (You can get the whole story here.)

I’m a sucker for thinking about things in a way that lets me find the bright side – a helpful lesson of sorts for myself and my clients – so here it is:

SNAP OUT OF IT!

Not very elegant I know, but I think it’s something we could all use regardless of what’s going on in our lives. If things are good, then this advice will help us stop taking it for granted and consciously appreciate it. If things aren’t so good, then it’s a great wake up call that what we’ve been doing isn’t working and we may want to stop beating our head against that particular wall.

Before you underestimate the complexity of this, let me explain what it requires:

  1. Awareness that you’re on autopilot.
  2. Honesty to do a true self-evaluation.
  3. Paradigm shift to remove the old filter and look through a new one.

The good news is that you don’t need anything other than yourself to make this happen. No self-help books, no therapist, no nothing, just you and your thoughts. You are fully capable of “Snapping Out of It” on your own.

In case you need to prime the pump though, here are some questions that may help get you started:

  • Do I have the life I want? If so, how’d that happen? If not, why not?
  • For the most part, how have I been feeling? Do I want more of that?
  • Has my body been supporting me every day with what’s on my plate?
  • How has what’s been going on serve me? What has it gotten me ready for?
  • What can I do to help me focus on the good stuff coming my way?

The last question can bring you any number of directions, from journaling to two minutes of breathing in appreciation to taking a class to incorporating accountability in your life to packing up your RV and hitting the road again ;)

I dare you to take this last question very seriously by starting with this simple action: email me and tell me what you’re gonna do. I’d love to celebrate your awareness and action with you; plus, proclaiming “it” has its own special powers that should not be underestimated. Just sayin’.

Whatever you do, I hope you add a pat on the back because there’s hearing advice like “Snap Out of It” and then there’s listening to it. If you’ve gotten this far then you’ve been listening and that’s a step in the right direction!


 

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Snap Out of It! by Sara Russell of Feel the Possibilities
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