Happy New Year Everyone!
We did it! And by it I mean we made it through the last year.
How are you feeling today? Are you excited for what's to come or fearful?
I read this quote in a book I was reading this morning and it hit me so hard.
Working with fear is such a big part of the healing and self-actualization process.
One of my coaching clients and I are diving deep into this and it's amazing. She's right on the cusp of a major breakthrough in discovering her life purpose and we are exploring the roots of her fear as it relates to her self-esteem.
Part of the process in working with fear is gently knocking on the door of of your heart, letting yourself in and hang out for a while.
Hanging out with your own heart is an intimate process of self-exploration where you get to explore the emotions, needs, desires and motivations underneath your own fear.
Here's a simple New Years Day exercise for any of you who feel some trepidation about the coming year and want to spend some time with your heart today.
Get a piece of paper and something to write with. Grab something to time yourself with and maybe a box of tissues.
Write this question at the top of your page:
"𝒲𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒶𝓂 𝐼 𝒶𝒻𝓇𝒶𝒾𝒹 𝓉𝑜 𝓀𝓃𝑜𝓌 𝒾𝓃 2021?"
Take a deep breath, connect with your heart and honestly write what comes up.
After you feel like you've written about that fear check in with how you feel.
Notice if you feel better or worse writing that down. Sometimes coming in contact with our fear as we write it down can intensify it or lessen it.
Next write, "𝒲𝒽𝓎 𝒶𝓂 𝐼 𝒶𝒻𝓇𝒶𝒾𝒹 𝓉𝑜 𝓀𝓃𝑜𝓌 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓈?"
Breathe and write.
After you feel complete in writing it out or when the timer goes off at the bottom write, "𝒯𝒽𝒶𝓃𝓀 𝓎𝑜𝓊."
Thank you heart for letting you in to show you more about your current situation.
Go to the trash and rip up your writing and let it ALL go.
Tossing your fears in the garbage is a great way to release whatever hold your fear has on you.
Repeat this process often.