Today is post New Year’s Day, the buzz everywhere seems to be a high energy excitement over starting anew.
Everywhere I look I see tips on how to make this the best year yet.
Focus on the new, leave the old behind.
Who’s on board?
As I ease back into work I had, with intention, planned on taking the past two days to review this past year, self coach and plan.
Can I be brutally honest?
Day 1 was rough.
Mostly self coaching.
I had a morning of thought downloads and models, around all things holidays, and my brain just had a bit of an incredible summarization of it all.
I had this beautiful picture in my head of what Christmas looked like, in my mind, as we approached December 25.
It was a picture of peace and shimmery perfection. Presents arranged in an orderly fashion under the tree. Stockings hung on the chimney with care.
The morning of Christmas coming quietly and gently.
Like a fairy tale.
Sort of like the Bible story of our Savior.
I had done the work I do, and teach, of self coaching around all of the upcoming potential relational sticky situations.
I felt confident about what the coming days would bring and how I would get through them.
Then there is the gradual unraveling that occurs as the presents are dispersed.
The boxes are unwrapped.
Within minutes the serene beauty dissolves into a pile of boxes, bubble wrap and shredded wrapping paper strewn in a pile in the center of the room.
My mind likened this picture to what can happen in a moment, even when we’ve perfectly prepared our minds. We’re left sitting in a mental messy pile, re-hashing Aunt Sally’s words, blaming Uncle Al for ruining the meal with his disgusting jokes and creating even more of a messy mess as we gossip about people who aren’t able to join the celebration.
Then everyone goes back to their homes.
Everyone goes back to their same old, same old.
Leaving our brains empty and confused.
Much like our homes of Christmas undone.
As I write this post so much more is coming into my brain about how this vision parallels the whole meaning of Christmas and the birth of Christ. How He came to save us from what we’ve undone. It’s actually quite beautiful. <pause, take a deep meditative breath, continue on>
If you, like me, struggle with the transition back into life as we know it, then you’re not alone my friend.
In year’s past I would envy people who seemed to be able to wake up after it all and just move on, right into the next thing.
I’m now convinced that these people are rare and either doing a fantastic job with their own self coaching or, most likely, battling the inner battle of not taking the time to process their emotions, pushing it all deep down only to erupt sometime in the future.
I can now easily see, after a day of allowing transition, not fighting it, and self coaching, the process doesn’t need to be such a mess.
Maybe there is freedom in just allowing the mess.
Ok, not just maybe, there is complete freedom in allowing it all.
Let me see if my past post Christmas scenario is anything like yours:
- Weeks of buffering
- Weeks of pretending I was all in on my goals
- Weeks of ruminating over what was
If you find yourself overeating the stale holiday delights, ruminating over words said at the Christmas party, out spending the blues away, beating yourself up over indulgences that you shouldn’t have indulged in, then let me give you some hope.
It does not have to be this way.
You can believe that a better option is available for you.
Doing the work of self coaching, working through sticking points with your coach and allowing all of the emotions, both the positive and the negative, will allow you to move through all of the pain.
This work will clean up the mess.
It will replace the emptiness with all of the things that fill you up.
If you have a mixed bag of getting traction with the new you while still letting the ghost of Christmas past sit on your shoulder, I want to invite you to join me on the journey to your true you.
When you learn how to live the life you were created to live, you start to let go of the old habits that keep you stuck in the past.
You drop the dead weight holding you back and get to move into the life you only thought could be a dream.
Let me show you how to make that dream your real life this year because it’s 100% possible, all you have to do is decide to be all in on you.
My Awaken(TheTrue)You program is for people who want to discover their true self, discover the missing key, find their purpose and then start building a legacy from pure power. I have made it my mission to show you how.
I’d love to offer a free call for you to work out whether or not my program and life changing promise is a fit for you. Either book your call now or send me an email with your availability before your subconscious primitive mind tells you to run and hide.
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