What's True for You? (Part 4/4)

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You’ve made it to the last part of What’s True for You!

Here are parts 1, 2, and 3 if you need to catch up.

You’ve Found, Felt into, and Followed your truth. 

And the last step is, drumroll…


Well, that’s pretty easy and a letdown at the same time. 

Easy because you know the steps.

And then there’s the part that gets in the way.

Your brain.

It’s always our brains that get in the way of anything and everything.

I can hear you saying, “Susan, but weird things happen in life. Kids get sick and car accidents happen on the way to going to yoga class”. Yes, they do. But life things don’t happen every single time you plan to do what you need to do for you. 

You flow with that, then get back on track.

The way your brain gets in the way of you really following your truth is that it comes up with excuses and reasons, and never ending stories about why you can’t do this, or you shouldn’t do that, or someone else will be upset if you do. I can assure you, your brain has perfected that task. It has done it for so long it’s on autopilot. 

So what do you do to get your brain out of autopilot? 

You start by noticing what it’s telling you on a regular basis. For now, let’s focus specifically on something you want to follow with your truth.

Maybe it’s you wanting to go to the gym 2x/week for an hour because that’s what you’ve found feels good to you. It’s good for your body and your mental health. 

Then your brain says something like, “I don’t have time”. Bingo. That’s your clue it’s getting in the way. Because you want to go to the gym. You know the benefits. You want it to be a priority. Your brain is giving you an excuse.

We’re talking 2 hours in a week that contains 168 hours. If you remove 56 of those hours for sleeping, you’ve got 112 hours. If you gave up a tv show, some time you spend on social media, did housework a little later, you would have loads of time to go to the gym.

Your brain will tell you, you don’t have time. But it’s you that has to look at how you are actually spending the time you do have. Yes, something might have to give. And if this going to the gym thing is really a priority  for you then you schedule it and do it. 

The dishes will still be there. So will the internet. So will anything else you dilly dally on. But your focused energy and effort at the gym is your time for you. No one else. And that by itself is worth it.

So instead of, “I don’t have time”, what thought could you replace it with that would actually get you feeling motivated to go? It could be anything like I’ll make the time. I’ll stop doing A. I’ll find another time for B. I’ll rearrange my schedule so that I can make that my time. That’s it. Find a thought that brings you the motivation to do what you say you want to do. Then practice it. Again and again and again and again.

And that’s the 4th step. Repeat the Finding, Feeling and Following your truth. Along with a dash of watch your brain and don’t let it stop you from getting what you want. 

Please let me know if this 4-part series on What’s True For You? has been helpful. I’d love to hear your comments.

Feel free to leave a comment on the blog below, or email me, susan@susancarrollcoaching.com.

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~ Susan

Helping You Get What You Want Out Of Life

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