We often associate pain with tight muscles or aching joints. We can point to where it hurts, describe how it feels in great detail and list what activities make it better or worse. We become so intimate with our pain. But do we really know it? How well do we understand it? What if the pain in our life actually serves a deeper purpose?
Our society values a quick fix. “Just make it go away,” clients will plead. The goal of my work is to reduce the pain in the short term while uncovering and addressing the hidden, deeper causes of pain in the long term. Not everyone is ready to address the deeper issue, but this is where the real work and healing begins.
When I worked in the corporate world, I used to set my alarm for the last possible minute. Then it was a mad rush to get ready and out the door. I was stressed out before I even turned my computer on.
I never considered myself to be a morning person. Mornings were for drinking the coffee that propelled me into the afternoon.
But when I began really digging into my day, in an attempt to be happier, less stressed and more productive, I realized that by trying to get the morning over with, I was throwing away an opportunity to transform my entire day. After reading Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning, I decided to create my own morning routine.
If you’ve ever stood on the starting line of a race filled with doubt or decided not to apply for a job after hearing that someone more qualified than you also applied, then you’ve no doubt experienced how limiting beliefs can stop you in your tracks.
The good news is that these disempowering thoughts and beliefs can be swapped out for new ones. I’ll walk you through the steps to do just that.