This is one of the many techniques I’ve learned to relax and move forward in my life. It’s truly made a HUGE difference (ask my kids!) I learned it from coach Christine Kane, who used it as part of the process of healing her bulimia.
It works if you’re overwhelmed, confused, tired, or if you feel awry and you’re not sure why.
It’s a question you ask yourself:
What do I need to do to feel better in this very moment? That means right now.
Maybe you need to go to the bathroom.
Maybe you need a healthy snack.
Maybe you need to take a nap.
Maybe you need a bubble bath.
Maybe you need to organize and plan your week.
Maybe it’s budgeting your expenses for the month.
Maybe you need to drink a glass of water.
Maybe you need to turn off the cell phone.
Maybe you need to close the door to your office.
Maybe you need to allocate time for returning phone calls.
Maybe you need to ask for help.
Maybe you need to clean out that drawer in your kitchen.
Maybe you need to find your journal and write in it.
Maybe you need to look at the sky.
Maybe you need to remind yourself that you’re doing your best each and every day.
Maybe you need to sign up for Laura’s Authentic Wealth Creation for Women Only E-Course. (Sorry, couldn’t resist. It’s not even ready yet.)
The thing is, asking yourself this one little question gets you out of your drama, your hurt and possible confusion. It can also help you heal.
So many times we’re too busy remembering our tale of woe, how life is passing us by, how blah blah blah. This question snaps off the circuit of repeated unhelpful thinking and ruminating. It’s even good to ask when things are going fine because asking this gets you in the present moment and aware.
Put it in your cell phone, write it in your agenda. Email yourself the question.
What do you need in this very moment? What would make you feel better right now?