There are certain powerful emotions I never want to feel again. Super strong feelings of rejection, failure, and embarrassment. Because of this hurt from my past, my mind (i.e. psyche) bullies me into doing whatever I can to avoid feeling that way again.
So, I’ll hide out avoiding life thinking this is helping me when it is actually hurting me. I’m believing psychologically damaged advice. The worst advice you can ever take is from a fearful mind.
Brene Brown helped me see that if you don’t risk getting hurt emotionally (e.g. failure, rejection, embarrassment, ect.), you damage your ability to feel good emotionally (e.g. joy, excitement, peace, ect.). Taking risks is crucial to your emotional health. We heal when we take vulnerable action.
You live life when you start LIVING life!
Often, I have clients list actions they can take that are scary. Actions that move them towards goals AND where they can get hurt. They commit to being vulnerable (i.e. surrendering control) and to taking action. They always grow when taking action.
Click the link below for a worksheet to create your list of vulnerable actions you are willing to risk taking. Taking healthy, vulnerable action is one of the best things you can do for your emotional, spiritual, and physical health.
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