Let’s face it, we all have baggage. The crap that we carry around with us from one experience to the next. Old wounds, hurts, emotional trauma, pain, loss, resentment, fears… it all follows us. Most of us. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not we are probably putting some of that on our children.
If someone shows you their true colors, don’t try to repaint them.
This statement really hits home for me. I realized years ago, after my last relationship, that I am a fixer. I think about people in terms of who they could be. Completely ignoring who they really are a lot of times. Looking past the red flags to only try to see the good things. I try to repaint them. Seeing the potential while ignoring the bad things about them.
How often have to told yourself that things are always going to be hard? Do you talk yourself out of things because ‘that could never happen’. Have you given up on yourself before you even started something? Are you stuck in a pattern of negativity?
In the last podcast episode we talked about how you can use your breathing to help calm yourself when you feel overwhelmed. Being able to take just a moment to breath can bring you back to a calmer state where you are able to function again. Ok, that’s great but how do we keep ourselves from ever getting to that overwhelmed state to begin with? This is what we are covering in this episode. How can you prioritize your life in a way that helps you be less stressed and more productive?