What is this Teaching Me?
At the end of each day, I write three lists - a list of things that happened, a list of emotional reactions to those things and then a third list of reframes about what each of those things taught me.
Here, I’ll show you a few and then it’ll be your turn to try.
Thing 1: I burst into tears with my business partner on the phone.
Emotional Reaction 1: I am a loser and will never be a good businesswoman.
Reframe 1: Caring is powerful and a wonderful thing and in time, hopefully, I will be able to express myself less emotionally so my thoughts can be heard instead of my emotions.
Thing 2: I lay down at lunch in the grass instead of going for my typical waffle walk.
Emotional Reaction 2: I am failing Waffle and myself by breaking our routine.
Reframe 2: I am tired and sometimes, it’s okay to change the plan if need be:
Thing 3: I cancelled on my best friend because I was exhausted.
Emotional Reaction 3: I am the worst and such a flake.
Reframe 3: Being tired happens and when my PTSD acts up, I have a lower bandwidth and need to learn to schedule less.
That’s it! If you’d like, give it a try 👇. I find it incredibly helpful and oddly soothing as it makes everything I’ve been through a way to grow forward intentionally.
Okey, that’s it from me tonight.
Love to all of you, fellow warriors!
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