understanding yourself

You’ve lived with yourself for a good number of years but how well do you know yourself? Understand yourself? Do you REALLY know your motivations both short term and long term, surface and underlying? Have you taken the time to stand aside and observe from the side, dispassionately, that person that is you? Do you take notes (i.e. Journal)? Write out a plan, put in into effect, monitor the results, and correct and continue?

Or do you just prefer to wing it? Make it up as you go along, do it on the fly? After all, it’s not THAT important? Just your one and only life! Most folks plan their vacations with more effort than they plan their lives! Are you content to be “most folks”? Or do you want to create a personal masterpiece? Live the Life ExtraOrdinary?

Your life, your choices. Learn your triggers, your automatic, often un-thought out reactions. Do they serve you?  Help you or hurt you? Learn to Live Smart, de-wire the destructive ones that sabotage your dreams or lead to dumb choices, create constructive coping mechanisms, visualize empowering alternatives, design desirable substitutes.

Closing Quotes:

“Often, little situations trigger enormous reactions. Be there, present for it. Your partner will find it easier to see it in you, and you will find it easier to see it in them.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger.” – Mehmet Oz 

“Family relationships trigger childhood wounds, and those wounds often trump our rational thinking.” – Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

“If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.” – Kris Carr

As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier