The Magic of Encouraging Yourself
Lately, I’ve been hearing many friends share that they are hard on themselves. Not all of them are perfectionists either.
Some have realized they often compare themselves to others who are thinner, more outwardly successful, prettier, and funnier – you get the picture. This pattern can spin out of control easily through the vehicle of overwhelm, which turns the motor of undefined fear and is fueled by rumination.
But, what can I do?
The antidote to this is to learn the practice of encouraging yourself.
Encouragement is comprised of a higher level of the following skills: Awareness, Listening, Appreciation, Belonging, Connection, Playfulness, and the art of asking questions.
Encouragement IS rocket fuel for your life.
The word derives, in part, from the Old French word encourager, meaning to strengthen the heart. And it does just that, for everyone it touches. It is as good for the giver as it is for the receiver – maybe even better.
Encouragement has the power to shift old thinking patterns with practice.
Take this little test of yourself: When you go where you will meet different people, take 30 minutes and count the number of times you judge yourself on one hand, and the number of times you judge others on the other hand.
If you find yourself running out of fingers, it’s a sign that you can be pretty hard on yourself.
Encouragement is a tool that enhances life, ignites a kind of joy that you might not believe possible, and grounds you in yourself.
Increase your awareness of the self-critical patterns that hold you back
Introduce you to shifting these patterns through practices and tiny experiments that will create surprise and delight.
The keys to shifting your mindset
Please join us Friday, December 16th at 12 pm to learn more about how we make this possible.:Here’s a link to register.
The Architecture of Engagement:
If you’ve done everything well, why do you feel like you are missing something?
Our Workshop Framework is comprised of 4 parts:
I. Assessment: We choose three things that will make a difference for you going forward. We co-design the project, the process, and the goals.
II. Experiment: Practice, Insight, Rinse, Repeat. Through tiny experiments that seem very easy and then escalate in complexity, we introduce the skill set, give you practice, bring you back for insight, then raise the bar.
III. Insight: We start the training with exercises so easy they seem like no-brainers. You will soon discover this is an illusion. Next, through the different skill sets, we add insight and complexity so that each exercise builds to another level
IV. Through the entire process, we note and share what we discover and share our insights
What you will get from this workshop
You will feel more confident and more connected to yourself and others. You will find yourself being less hard on yourself and less judgemental of others. You will expand your ability to speak your truth when necessary without fear or shame. Best of all. as you practice these skills, you can call on your courage at any time.
The skills of encouragement are: observation, awareness, listening, play, curiosity, judgment, and asking questions.
Put some rocket fuel in your pocket!