OK, so I’m having a “bad day”!
Today is a perfect opportunity to let you know that I personally understand limiting beliefs and I use the tools that I teach you in my free 5 part video series entitled “What are you thinking?!”
Here’s what’s going on for me right now…
My hubby and I just celebrated our 20th anniversary. We took a week off to have a vacation and enjoy spending a few days with each other. We didn’t have much of an agenda other than where we were staying, a plan to catch a movie at some point, and ending our vacation with a weekend get-away with our kids. What we didn’t plan on was: the extreme weather, our refrigerator going out, my son’s pick up leaking oil, and then our kids sliding on ice in our little car and completely crunching in the back tire and making it un-driveable.
In the past I would have probably had a complete melt down that would look something like this: feeling like everything was out of control and “nothing ever goes right” and how are we going to pay for fixing everything, and how bad is this going to effect our budget, and well, great, everything just sucks, and of course this would happen on vacation and why would I think my life would ever be anything more than a struggle…………… whew….. do you get the picture? This is when I would have spiraled into despair and been completely focused on everything that is going wrong. This is a perfect example of an underlying limiting belief that used to tell me “life is a struggle.” BUT by using the tools that I share with you in my video series, I stopped these self defeating thoughts before they could take hold.
I know how easy it is to slip and fall onto that slope of despair and start skidding down the path of self-defeating thoughts. And I can also tell you that it is much easier to deal with life, when you learn to change the way you think about and react to circumstances that don’t exactly match what you had planned.
As I’m writing this, I’ll admit I’m a little disappointed that our vacation didn’t necessarily go as planned, and knowing that a weekend get-away with our kids is not going to happen. BUT the good thing is: I don’t feel out of control. I do know that it will be ok no matter what happens. I do know that letting go of limiting beliefs is powerful. I do know that I can teach others to also embrace this sense of “all is well” despite any storms that might arise. The thing is, I get to choose whether I allow myself to fall into the muck of “how awful things are” or to instead take a few minutes (and a few deep breaths), and decide to know that all is well despite the circumstances of this moment.
I hope this post is helpful for you. I want people to know that I am driven to be a life coach because I understand that many people struggle with self defeating thoughts. I understand what being in that struggle looks like and I also know what it looks like when you learn to control those thoughts. Let me know if you have questions about this post or if you are interested in coaching!
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Till next time,