Our lives are fairly busy affairs. We have a great deal to do, whether we are working in the home, outside our homes, or both. That level of busy-ness means that most of us don't have a whole lot of time to tune into ourselves. How can we check our inner thermostats when we barely have time to read--let alone compete--our to-do lists?
But on days like today, when a lot of us had some time at home--well, time to shovel some pathways through the snow--then it really stands out for us, what our lives are like.
Home can be a wonderful place. It can be warm, nurturing, and supportive--the place where we rest and get renewed--or the opposite may be true.
As you spend time at home, draw your attention to the changes in your body. Are you feeling stressed? Angry? Lonely? How does your body reflect this? Pay attention to its subtle cues.
Let me tell you a secret: While there may not be a magic button you can press and transform your entire existence, there is something fantastic you can do: If you tell yourself a different story about what's happening in your life, then it gets a lot easier to make a whole new game plan.
Want an action step? Your homework is to bring clarity to your process. One of the ways yYou can do that by identifying the elements of the story you're telling yourself about your life.
1. What kind of story is it? Is it a tragedy? A mystery? A comedy?
2. Who are the characters? Are you stuck in one place? Cast as the farcical best friend? Who are the people around you? What roles do they play? How do they support or oppose you?
3. Where is the story going? What has yet to happen? What kind of resources and connections are coming to you?
NOW, LET'S CHANGE THE STORY.
4. What if you decided you win in the end? What if you made up your mind that, no matter what has happened in your life so far, you're the hero? What if you knew for sure that you've already been assigned a happy ending?
That's all for this time. I wish you peace and happiness as you continue to build your life into a love st