Here's my one share-worthy thing for this week.
Lately, I’ve been experimenting with the word “experiment".
Experimenting with the possibility of change.
We’ve all found ourselves stuck in habitual thinking, “believing” that we can’t change, that it’s too hard or too scary, that it’s “just who I am” or "just the way it is.”
"We all make up arbitrary rules and then live by them as if they're true.” Michael Neill
But when I simply experiment with change, the pressure eases and possibilities emerge.
Some personal examples of experimenting with change currently include:
* When I’m speaking to my darling hubby about something important, I experiment with communicating in a way that’s serious without being heavy, being more creative with how I get my message across, inspiring change without turning it into a problem (after all, conflict is 10% content and 90% delivery.)
* Being more idle. I love achieving and being productive, but sometimes to the detriment of my physical health. How can I increase the time I spend relaxing? (After all, we’re human beings, not human doings.)
* Consuming less. (After all, frugal is the new black.) 😇
How about experimenting with the simple but profound idea that change IS possible?
Experiment with the idea that you can let go of any arbitrary rule (made of thought) which your brain dreamt up at some point in the past to protect you.
So, is there something in your life that you can imagine happening differently? What would that look like? Do you want more of something, or less of something? How could you test it out, explore it, try it on for size, take a few baby steps? No pressure… if it doesn’t fit, you can always try something else...
How does this resonate for you? I'd love to know. Please send an email if you'd like to. I respond to all messages.
Thanks for reading!