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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Get Over Yourself: Stop Sulking and Get On with Your Life

I Let Go of Bitterness and Renew my Trusting Heart
Susan J Meyerott, Affirmation Artist

What's Keeping You Stuck? 

We all have times we feel stuck or sorry for ourselves as life isn't going the way we want it to go. While it's okay to sit in it, feeling totally miserable for a while, when you're ready to get over it--snap out of it and move on.

The truth is, sometimes you just have to be miserable enough to spur yourself into thinking about your life differently, or to nudge you into action. Here I share one of my favorite life planning exercises to help you actively step into a life that matters.

The Most Important Exercise You'll Ever Do--and Love to Hate: Getting to the Core of What Matters

This is a simple exercise that takes very little time to do. There's just one catch: You have to start it, and then follow through one step at a time.

The hardest thing about starting this exercise is like so many people, you may find it uncomfortable to think about what you want or what matters to you. I've had people describe this and other such life planning exercises as the most important exercise they ever did but loved to hate. So get over your discomfort and take action anyway.

If you're tired of being bored, lonely or disappointed with life, take time to do the exercise. By limiting the time you take to answer these questions to 2 minutes you'll ease your discomfort.

The Abundance of the Universe comes to me Freely
Susan J Meyerott, Affirmation Artist

Imagine you have 6 months to live. All activities around your death have been taken care of. What things would you want to accomplish or do? How would you enjoy spending your last days?

1. Take two minutes to list everything you'd like to do without judging what's on the list.

2. Next take another two minutes to look over your list and refine, add to, eliminate.

3. Last look at your list and ask yourself how many of the things on your list are you currently doing.

4. Pick one thing on your list to do then commit to one step. Pursue it until you've had enough then pick another one and go after that. 

I Completely Open to Life and Joy
Susan J Meyerott, Affirmation Artist

Just Do It--Actively Engage

Now is the time for you to act. Life is short. Don't think about it too much; just do it. 

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For more than 30 years, Susan Meyerott has been helping people lighten up and step over invisible barriers to change one step at a time. She speaks to your heart, puts you at ease, and makes changing easier than ever before.

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1 comment:

Jean | said...

Sue, great advice. There are so many people holding onto, and being held back by, bitterness.