I have spent most of my conscious adult life wondering what to do, what I should have done, what my next step should be, why I am not richer, skinnier, smarter, happier, and stronger, and if I can ever get better, do better, or stay better, ad infinitum.
It’s like I have my own personal, diabolically magnetic hamster wheel that is inescapable and hypnotic…unless…I just…stop and get off.
Escaping the pull of the wheel (for me) works like this:
- Oops, I’m on the wheel again. Gee, how did I get here?
- Oh, now I remember. Step off quickly. It never gets me anywhere.
- Meditate. Saturate my mind with what does work:
- Affirming my worth
- Bite-size action steps
- Modeling the bravery of my heroes