Take just a moment... Pause. Breath. Take an assessment. On a scale of 1-5, how are you feeling right now?
Self-awareness. A topic that came up this week for me in therapy, as I was getting really curious about why recently I only call certain people when things are going well and fail to call anyone when I feel horrible. My therapist recommended identifying what the 1-5 scale means for me (for example: when I'm feeling like a 3 - I'm irritated about something and need to get it out). Seems simple, right? I thought so too.
He then recommended that I identify who I will reach out to when I'm feeling each of those numbers - from 1 all the way to 5. I love this because it provides a bit of a game plan. Trust for me, like many, runs deeps and this lets me identify how I can lean on my support system. Brené Brown refers to some of these friends as your "stretch mark friends". The ones you turn to without question and without thought, because your connection to one another has been stretched and pulled so much that it's a part of who you are.
It's important to remember that at any given moment, we each can be feeling a lot right now, so it's a good practice to ask your support system if they have the capacity to listen or help before dumping all your worries and troubles on them - boundaries are just as important, energetically and emotionally.
My point around all this is centered in curiosity. Do you already have a self-awareness practice? If so, what does it look like for you? When's the last time you checked in with yourself and identified what you need or who you need to call from 1 all the way to 5? I'm certainly no therapist, but I'm an advocate for self-awareness and deep listening.
I write to you from an airbnb in Columbus, where I'm spending 48 hours because... well I needed to lean on my support system to make sure I was taking care of myself and filling my depleted cup (thanks a million, G!).
I have made a few adjustments to the Sunday Set, after some great feedback and consideration!
The Time: Sunday Set will now be Sundays @ 10a ET / 8a MT
The Frequency: To provide more potency, these are moving to the first Sunday of every month! We're beginning again - Sunday, November 1. Make sure you're signed up to receive details.
The Flow: I will continue to email you details to join prior to each Sunday Set. I will ask that you respond with a "I'll be there!", so I know who to count on! 🖤