Turn Toward Difficult Feelings to Access Wellsprings of Energy

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Tap your energy by turning toward your feelings.

Turning toward difficult feelings like fear ultimately helps recharge your energy and confidence. And the opposite is true when you try to hide, deny, and turn away from those feelings.

Emotions are powerful and harnessing their energy requires courage, awareness, and conscious choices on your part.

And you know what the good news is? It actually doesn’t eat up a lot of your time to do this.

Save Time and Find Energy

The energy of avoidance drains you and saps your confidence. Conversely, as you develop the habit of looking your difficult feelings right in the eye, you’ll find that it’s a big time-saver and energy boost.

You’ll experience the added bonus of exercising a lot more positive, proactive control over your time, too. That’s because you’ll stop taking the long way around things as an avoidance tactic.

I’ll focus specifically on fear in this post. But remember that as you work with your fear, you can substitute any feeling that is difficult for you.

Start here…

Let’s begin with a useful mantra.  Repeat this to yourself as you begin this empowering journey:  “I turn my fear into a path to my strength.”

Maybe in the past, you’ve tried to hide your fear from sight. In fact, maybe you go so far as to deny your feelings to yourself.

You would rather not think of yourself as indecisive, uncommitted, or afraid.

That may be a natural-enough feeling, but it’s also highly judgmental. AND it actually reinforces your fears and will keep you firmly stuck in them.

Try this instead…

There’s a far more productive way to approach your fears. Try choosing to consciously reframe them as challenges that will call you to develop new and exciting strengths.

This puts them in a positive context, and, even more importantly, places you in a proactive (rather than a reactive) stance toward them.  Right there you are taking back your power and putting yourself in charge. That changes everything.

So, the next time you feel afraid to say no, for example, don’t push that feeling away. Instead, greet it as a friend that has important information to share with you.

3 Questions

Here are 3 questions to ask yourself as you pursue a deeper understanding of your fear.  And, as always, I invite you to write down your answers and work with this material over time. New information will emerge every time you engage with it.

Ask yourself:

  • How can I turn this fear inside out?  (Reframe it as an opportunity.)
  • What lesson have I been trying to avoid? (Embracing it will ground and empower you.)
  • How will I reinvent myself once I say no? (The assertiveness you develop will expand your potential.)

Let your imagination roam freely as you work these questions – the answers you receive may surprise you – and I’d love to hear your experience as you make this empowering journey!

So, are you inspired to find even more time and increase your effectiveness, efficiency, and enjoyment?

Here’s more for you…

We all have voices that chatter at us throughout the day. The Inner Critic is one of them. Learning to recognize (and counter) this destructive voice is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. You see, the Inner Critic is a negative, debilitating and constant presence in your life.  And it’s not just the words. It’s the judgmental tone, the rolling eyes, and the scolding wag of the index finger. Beyond sapping your energy and confidence, your Inner Critic robs you of time and profoundly distorts how you see others and how you feel about yourself. So, what can you do?

Give yourself a big boost with my Voices Package. It includes my popular Exercise and Guide Book titled “These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Save Your Sanity and Your Time! This book offers simple, practical exercises, checklists and tips for learning to recognize and counter the critical voices that disrupt and hurt you.

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You hold the power to make conscious choices about the kinds of messages you give yourself. As you exercise this power, you’ll develop new clarity and confidence – and transform your time. “These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” opens the door and gives you a roadmap, so don’t wait. Click this link to get started on your empowering journey today.

Let’s explore time together…

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