Ep 3: Less Fixing, More Living

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When was the last time you weren’t trying to change something about yourself? Today, I am exploring the mindset shift that comes from living our life rather than constantly trying to fix our life. When we are in fixing mode – which, for many of us, is most of the time – we spend our days rooted in expectations, not-enoughness, and past or future thinking. When we spend our time living, we connect to the present moment.

 

Highlights for Less Fixing, More Living

  • What does less fixing, more living mean? (2:20)

  • “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I change.” ~Carl R. Rogers (3:30)

  • Choose self-compassion instead of self-improvement (3:45)

  • Setting goals without intention focuses on the finish line and often leads us to being perpetually unsatisfied (4:00)

  • Get off the hamster wheel of doing (6:00)

  • Stop waiting for the future or for conditions to be perfect and start noticing what already exists in your life (6:40)

  • Celebrate the now with awareness instead of judgment (9:40)

  • Use these 5 tools to practice living instead of fixing (11:10)

  • Will you spend your time in judgment and expectation or in nurturing, nourishment, and intention? (15:05)

  • When we stop fixing and start living, we are invited to be vulnerable. That is where the magic and growth happen (15:35)

  • “Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are. You’ve been stony for too many years. Try something different. Surrender.” ~Rumi (16:30)

Invitations for the Week

How can you fix less and live more this week?

Maybe even ask yourself one of my favorite questions:

  • What would feel delicious today?

  • Where does what you crave already exist in your life?

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