I was listening to a podcast last week and the person being interviewed was sharing their story of overcoming a challenge.
She said “if I had listened to me, it wouldn’t have happened.”
Which situations can you say that about in your life?
Where you ignored your gut feeling and ignored your intuition, only to be kicked in the arse by it later?
I know I can reflect on many such times.
If I had listened to me, I wouldn’t have stayed in any of my past relationships so long. Maybe I would never have gotten involved in them in the first place.
If I had listened to me, I would have stood up for myself more when someone said or did something that hurt.
If I had listened to me, I’d have moved to Australia sooner.
If I had listened to me, I would have rested more and not given away so much of my energy to people that didn’t deserve it.
If I had listened to me, I’d have given myself permission to have difficult conversations sooner, knowing that I could handle them.
I imagine that the majority of people reading this could say most of the above for themselves too.
I’ve been listening to myself a lot more lately; it’s not always an easy ride, but when you compare it to the alternatives it definitely is better in the long term.
We spend so much time so busy that we’re disconnected from our best self; that self is the one we need to listen to.
Set aside time each day, and even moments all through the day, where you stop, breathe, and ask yourself;
What am I feeling right now?
Who can I ask for help?
Pay more attention. Listen more. Your best self knows what’s best for you.
I’m about to open up a live round of my online coaching program, From Surviving To Thriving.
I’ll be going through this with you all too; the great thing about this work is it can be repeated when needed.
Check the link below for info, and let me know if you’d like to join us for the live round where I’ll be running live weekly FB videos in the private members group so we can all support each other.
Catcha on the flip side,