Feeling weighed down by anything is uncomfortable. If you are burdened by an expectation hangover, a problem you cannot seem to solve, an emotion you got to the other side of, or actual physical weight, I want you to know you can feel lighter.
We have all had times in our life when we felt like the weight of the world was on our shoulders. And during these times when we really need even more self-compassion, we end up being even more self critical.
We think we should be farther along. We think we should be able to get out of a funk. We think we should be able to lose the weight.
If you are wondering why is it so hard to implement personal growth efforts, it’s because neural pathways are created over time, especially when you have been doing things the same way for years.
Simply being aware of something doesn’t create change. Growth is a process, not an event. @ChristinHassler (Click to Tweet!)
And growth is part of being human. There is always more growing to do and with the right tools the easier it becomes.
We have to stop approaching growth as a fix-it, self-improvement, ‘something is wrong with me’ project. It’s important to celebrate how much growth you have experienced and how far you’ve come towards personal mastery.
Most of what is weighing you down is your own self-judgment. If you want to feel lighter, then it’s time to lighten up!! You are human. You are not God so you do not need to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders.
What is weighing you down? Please share with me so I can support you in lightening up.
P.S. I have a new podcast where I coach people LIVE on the air. Head over to Over it and On With It and listen in for inspiration and action steps.
Christine Hassler has broken down the complex and overwhelming experience of recovering from disappointment into a step-by-step treatment plan in her new book Expectation Hangover. This book reveals the formula for how to process disappointment on the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual levels to immediately ease suffering. Instead of wallowing in regret, self-recrimination, or anger, we can see these experiences as catalysts for profound transformation and doorways that open to possibility. You can find more info on her website, and follow her on Twitter and FB.
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