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July 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm #60367
The reason you are having a hard time shifting your focus is because this current issue is unresolved. You stated that “I know it is not my job to tell people where and how they went wrong,” but in this case it is your job. When someone hurts you, either physically or emotionally, it is your duty to let them know what they have done.
Telling them is not only so the other person can hopefully learn, but to help with the healing process for you. If you don’t want to tell him in person/over the phone, write a letter. You don’t even have to mail it, but this will help you give a voice to your pain and suffering, which will also help you let go and come to peace with it. The uncontrollable sobbing is your bodies way of voicing that hurt.
Give it a voice, let it tell you what’s really going on. It may be deeper than you realize. And once you do this, you will have an easier time focusing on you.April 25, 2014 at 8:28 pm #55396
Jasmine that was a great reply. Thanks for the view. I liked it!
I can understand your lack of drive. Although it may seem like it’s an overdose of living in the now, I believe it is more likely that you don’t have a strong enough “why”. Whenever we think of our future and goals there is always a reason why we want to achieve them.
If your why is not strong enough, your energy to achieve the goal will not be there. You have to find the “why that makes you cry.” When we think about our goals and dreams our initial why will usually be something very general. But as we continue to ask why that initial answer is important you will drill deeper into what you are really after. Keep asking yourself why until you hit those deep emotions, the ones that get you passionate about your change.
Once that happens, you can successfully start to work on creating a goal statement to help you get there. There are 5 parts to a goal statement, and meditating on these will help with getting the answers you are looking for. They are:
1. Decide what you want and state it in detail and in a positive tense. Avoid negative words. For example, instead of saying, “I want to lose weight,” rephrase it to, “I want to have 2% body fat within 9 months.”
2. Imagine your life as you have already achieved your goal. Depending on your goal, you might be able to do some research, and if not, you can use your imagination. What will you be like? Who will you be with? What will you be doing?
3. Plan goals that you can achieve on your own. Although help may come, it should really be a bonus. By creating goals you can achieve on your own, you are more able to accomplish them without an excuse of someone else dropping the ball.
4. Savor the best of your current situation. Take all of the good moments in your current life, and add them to what you are looking for in your goal. This makes sure you don’t lose parts of your life that you currently enjoy and continues to keep you in a positive mindset while you are working towards your goal.
5. Check for potential dangers. Will your goal create any consequences? Are you a better person? Is your goal healthy and balanced? Does it empower you or create limitations?
This may take some time, but after you do this exercise you may find that some goals you thought were worthwhile to pursue may not fit with where you actually want your life to go. You may even have to start working towards your goal before this becomes apparent. But if you continue to do this exercise on a regular basis you will start to feel empowered and motivated.April 25, 2014 at 9:37 am #55374
Hi Rose Lynn,
One quote that always stuck with me is “The grass is greener where you water it.” it can be hard not to be jealous of your friends. I’ve experienced this feeling too, and it can get crippling very fast.
You seem to already be aware that your friends life isn’t that great. Yes, she has a house, but that doesn’t mean she will be able to keep it if she keeps showing up late to work. You will see by stepping into her shoes that although she has a house other aspects of her life are less desirable.
It does seem that you have some limiting beliefs about yourself. Don’t look at it as a bad thing though because everyone has at least one limiting belief in their life, even if they aren’t ready to admit it. Once you are able to recognize the negative self talk and limiting beliefs you can start to see the light that the future holds.
I agree with Inkrid that a good way to move to a better frame of mind is through gratitude and appreciation. Look around you and be thankful for everything you have. You have your health, you are in a country where opportunities are in abundance, you have a partner in life, and regardless of how much you don’t get paid–you have a job, which is better than not having one.
If I may suggest, create a list of everything that you are grateful for in your life, no matter how small, and each morning when you wake up, browse over the list. You will see that it makes an amazing difference on your view of life.April 25, 2014 at 9:18 am #55373
This is something that is easily confusing for people. I have helped a lot of people live a better life and this is something that comes up often, and the wrong definition or view of acceptance can cause us to get stuck in a life of mediocrity. Acceptance is about recognizing where you are, and where you want to be.
There are two points of life that guide us to making the most of our life.
The first one is your future self. Where do you see yourself in 10, 15, or 20 years from now? We all have dreams and vision of how we want our life to turn out, and it’s our future self that provides our drive for that better life and helps guide us down certain paths. Regret usually comes from not listening or paying attention to your future self, as you’ve mentioned about your fear.
The second point of life is where you are right now. Are you in a place to go after some of your dreams or visions? If you are great! Go for it. However, sometimes we aren’t in the best position to go after our dreams, whether it be because of finances, health, or maybe we just aren’t ready to take that next step. This is where acceptance is important. You have to accept where you are now, mentally, physically, and emotionally, to be able to work towards some of those dreams you have.
Without acceptance of where you are, you can start to feel hopeless of ever having the chance to reach your dreams. But by acknowledging where you are and where you want to be, and accepting your circumstances, you can start to work towards solutions to achieve the dreams and life you want.April 22, 2014 at 4:41 pm #55209
It’s not the law that is making one nervous or afraid, it is how the person is applying the law that is causing the fear.
A thought is just a thought. It is neutral by nature and is neither “bad” or “good”. It is what value and perception that we place on the thought that causes us to believe (regardless of how accurate) that it’s “bad” or “good”. This belief leads to us feeling of either happiness, excitement, fear, anxiety, etc.
Properly applied, the law of attraction teaches us to focus on what we want out of life–the solution. By focusing on the solution allows us to become more creative and in essence find a way to achieve what we want, rather than just focusing on the problem itself (which doesn’t do anyone any good).February 13, 2014 at 7:28 pm #50965
I have been in a similar situation at least twice in my life. Once was with the first girl I fell in love with, and the other was my ex-fiance, which took over 3 years of absolute depression to get over her.
The first time you start dating again it wont feel the same, and this is natural. It was an awkward experience for me because I was still thinking about my ex. It’s good that you think of the great times you had with her, but that is also one of the problems that is creating your void.
As hard as it sounds, one of the first things you should do is start working on letting go. It was one of the hardest things I had to do with my ex, and it will be just as hard for you. But once you start to let go, you will be able to start focusing on what is important in life, and that is what is going on right here and now. The past doesn’t define you or your happiness, it’s just what caused you to get to this point in your life. The longer we hold on to the past the longer we jeopardize our life right now, which isn’t fair to you.
The second thing that helped me was to re-frame my thinking. I had been thinking all along that it was my heart that was broken. I didn’t think that I could love again, or that I would ever find anyone that would be able to do what my ex did for me. And as I started to let go from my past I realized one powerful thing–it wasn’t my heart that was broke, it was my story.
I had this story played out in my head of how I thought my life was going to go with my ex. It was going to be great, and as she pulled away from me it hurt. But that is because it wasn’t following the story I had planned out. It wasn’t how I wanted our lives to go. The good thing about stories is that they can be re-written and updated. When I realized that it was my story and not my heart that was broke, it took away all of the power she had over me. I realized that it was my story and I could change it. So I started to work on re-writing my story (in the present, not the past).
I’ve gotten over my first love, and my ex. I have found a woman who is more amazing then I could have ever imagined, and for once in a long time, my life feels great. It is definitely doable. Just start focusing on the solution and not the problem. It will be a tough journey, but we are here for you.