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Lessons from the time warp...

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I am waking up from a really long nap or perhaps stepping out of a very odd, Twilight Zone-y sort of time warp. I mean really, where the hell did the last 2 years go?

My personal timeline encountered significant twists and turns and a few full, hard stops over the last 2 years. So much has changed, but I realized the other day the important things in my life have remained with me. Sure, situations changed, relationships changed, even I changed. Okay, let’s be honest, me changing has been one of the biggest changes! But still, what is important to me, what gets me out of bed each morning, what defines how I live fully remains stable constant.

Be authentic. Be present. Be engaged.

I lost sight of these simple phrases over the last few years. Honestly, I lost sight of these starting well before the pandemic. The time warp of the last 2 years gifted me with, well, time to reflect on what is important, who I am, and where I am going. What it means to me to live fully.

It has been satisfying finding myself again. Okay, I know that phrase ruffles a few feathers out there. But come on, we all have experienced that sense of disorientation, uncertainty, dissatisfaction, or feeling adrift. I know we are not lost, but shit, it sure feels like we simply do not know where we at times. In this mist of this discombobulation, I did some major self-reflection to find clarity and to find myself.

Here's what I learned while I was lost in the time warp.

~~ I am worthy of living a fulfilling life.

~~ I have talents and gifts to share with people to make a positive impact on their lives.

~~ To live life fully, I need to be me.

This exploration and self-re-discovery led me back to these simple phrases:

Be authentic – Get to know and live in alignment with your values. Values guide your behavior, how you want to show up, and how you make conscious choices. Values are a product of your lived experiences and may shift and grow as you do. When you are not living your values or they have shifted, is when you may slip into that feeling of being lost or disorientation. Take time to review, rediscover, and reconnect with your values and yourself.

Be present – The present is the only moment you can fully connect with yourself and others. Understand the past is a great teacher and the future holds potential. But do not get stuck in the past or caught in the “when this or that happens, I will be…” trap. To ensure you do not lose sight of the power of this moment, right here, right now, find ways to live in the present. Options to explore, practice meditation, tap into to your creativity (art, writing, cooking, etc.), connect with friends, practice active listening, try a new sport or activity…

Be engaged – At heart of engagement is connection. Connection is tapping into what is meaningful for you and taking actions to align with those priorities. Connection is a level of familiarity, closeness, intimacy, and understanding you enjoy in relation to all aspects of your life and the people in your life. Being engaged is your path to well-being. It unites the contentment of authenticity, the profound peace of present purposeful living, and the joy of giving and receiving love. Get in there and live life!

It may have been a bit of a rough re-entry after the odd time warp we experienced, but I am ready to live fully…being authentic, present, and engaged!

Interested in exploring these ideas or how to design your unique path to live fully. Schedule a complementary 30 minute session with me.

Find you. Live fully. Love always. ~~ Debbie

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