Ep 3: Less Fixing, More Living
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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