Three Questions to Ask Yourself

What a year 2021 has been!  Looking back at the blog I wrote at the start of the year; I can safely say it hasn’t gone as planned!  However, I am assuming I am not alone in this given the madness of the pandemic continues. 

It has been a year of two halves so far.  January to May was back to restricted living again but full of lots of good wholesome stuff like morning meditations, full moon circles, yoga/Pilates, heaps of running and walking.  Despite the feeling of isolation, I was in pretty good physical shape at the end of Lockdown 3.

With the reopening in June, it has been more about weekends away, brunches, lunches, dinners, and a sort of frantic socialising in an effort to make up for lost time.  I would not say I’m anywhere near as fit and healthy as I was a few months ago but being around people again has made me a whole lot happier.

Anyway, I came across something really useful this week that I thought I would share as it’s helping me focus for the last couple of months of the year.  I heard it at from Dr Harry Barry at a conference on Thursday.  If you are feeling stuck in any area of your life, ask yourself these three questions:

  1. What is my long-term goal in this situation?
  2. What short-term pain am I trying to avoid in this situation?
  3. What changes in my thinking and behaviour do I need to make to achieve my goal?

You might not like the answers to no.2 but without acknowledging what you are avoiding, you can’t take action and move towards your goal.  Worth taking out a pen and paper and working through them and repeating for a few months and see what comes up.

Always here if you would prefer to talk through these in a coaching session.  Elaine x

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