Feeling stuck on a timeline you don’t want to be on? Find out why.
This is the first of a series of Shoot-Outs—the rapid firing of questions to the Self–to facilitate recognition of unconscious limiting behavioral patterns which may be keeping you on an undesired timeline.
One day this weekend, sit with your morning beverage and write down some things you habitually do.
Here are some examples:
- Writing in a journal
- Checking social media
- Watching television
- Organizing things
For each element in your routine, fire off the following questions in your head. Write down the answers! It frees up mind space:
- Who are you doing it for?
- Is it bringing you closer to what you want, away from what you want, or nowhere?
- What do you expect to get from it?
- What would happen if you didn’t do it?
- Do you really want to be doing this, or do you feel like you’re supposed to?
And the grand finale:
- What’s running in the background while you’re doing it? Is it excitement? Boredom? Desperation?
Sit. Feel. Observe.
This pause after asking these questions will bring you to the WHY of what you’re doing.
When you get to the WHY, you are at a conscious Point of Choice.
Do you want to keep doing this thing, or do something else? Remember that what served you before, when you were a different person, may not work for you now. After all, you no longer need to hold your mother’s hand anymore when you cross the street, do you? Some activities don’t reflect the new You that you have become.
Remember, you are a new person every moment, with every choice you make.
By recognizing what you’ve actually been choosing for yourself, and WHY, you can evaluate whether or not these repetitive actions are bringing you closer to what you want, or further away.
You may find yourself getting rid of routines that make no sense.
This will never feel like sacrifice. Rather, it will be more of a release…and hopefully with an acknowledgment of thanks for the experience, as fun (or not fun) as it was.
You are a sovereign being, and you get to choose what you think about…and how you interact with anyone or anything. Your choices form into the physical reality that you see and experience around you. Why not make all of them conscious ones? You have always had that power.