Think about one of your favorite songs from high school.
Sing some of the lyrics in your head or out loud.
Really let yourself think about this song for about 60 seconds.
What memories come back when you think about this song? Who are you thinking of? What situation are you thinking of? What is the feeling in your body as you think of this song and the memories attached to it? Are you happy? Sad? Angry? Longing for when things were more simple? Glad that period of your life is over? Really dwell on the experience of remembering this song.
One song from your past has the ability to completely take you into another world. Stories from your past cause you to feel a certain way just by recalling them even though they aren't actually happening anymore.
This experience is happening to you every day in your present situation as well, no song required. You have the power to conjure up certain feelings from stories you tell about your situation and get triggered by things that remind you of the past. You have so much power with your thoughts to create the reality of how you feel. This superpower can be used to move you forward, set you back or paralyze you from doing anything.
When people come to me for coaching it's because they want to feel better in some area of their life. Things aren't working out and soon enough they feel even worse thinking about all the pain of their stories. By the end of a session though, through the work that I do with them, these same people who feel like there might not be hope suddenly feel better. Life coaching is not magic but the process can feel pretty magical when we start to break through all the things no longer serving you. From that new creative place, you can move forward into better thoughts, stories and goals. If you're curious about this process please visit my website under Coaching Programs for options!