You know when all of a sudden you feel the urge to…
It’s not often you read insecurity and free in the same sentence. With one, doesn’t usually come the other. Or so, we thought.
Lately I’ve been working on a “let it out” practice. It’s simple: if a thought or insecurity is stuck in a loop in my head, no matter how embarrassing, scary, or uncomfortable it makes me feel, I tell someone about it.
Earlier this month I shared with you the lessons I’m committing to this year. One of them was to speak my truth.
It’s something that gets said a lot in motivational speeches, conversations on mindfulness, and in inspirational quotes on Instagram and though true—it can be vague. This week’s mantra breaks down how to uncover—and then honor—your truth.
When it comes to big life events: a move, a marriage, welcoming a new baby, it’s normal to focus on the big picture. And even in our day to day lives, it’s more common than not to have our focus 10 steps ahead of where we actually are in our situations.
Some call it future tripping. Some call it planning. There’s a place for it. But it can also leave you feeling overwhelmed and unfocused.
What’s one positive behavior that you’re really good at?
It’s normal to give reassurance to kids. But adults? We look for it in places without even realizing we’re doing it.
There are a million reasons why I shouldn’t do something. And one reason why I should.
Because I want to.
When I’m feeling stressed or out of control my guard goes up and I plan for battle.
Suddenly everyone is out to challenge my sense of security. I question my relationships, my work, and hyper-examine the actions of everyone around me because I’m convinced that they—in some way or another—are out to get me.
Paranoid? Dramatic? Totally. That’s what giving into the ego does to us.