Do you ever think about the many millions of thoughts that race through your mind in a single day or even a single hour? My mind spins just about as fast as how my little dachshund does when he’s chasing his tail around in circles on my living room floor multiple times throughout the day! Seriously, how he can chase his tail that much I will never know! And how I can manage to think about the same thing so many different times and from so many different angles, is hard for me to fully understand.
Have you ever thought about what triggers all of those thoughts though? How many of them are fear based thoughts vs. love based thoughts? Because truly in life each thought you have is either coming from a place of love or place of fear. There are so many times I let my fear based thoughts dictate my daily actions… and I bet you already can tell, that’s definitely not a habit I want to embrace.
How do you identify what those fears are for you? Think about it. What is something that you’ve always dreamed about? You know those thoughts of – that would be nice if______? Or I wish I could do that one day. Or I have always wanted to try that! What are you waiting for? What’s stopping you from doing that? What is the fear based thought that’s getting in your way?
We all have a fear based story from our past or present that blocks us from doing what we truly want most in life. Take time to think about what’s blocking you from doing what you want most. Write down and journal about it.
Here is a tool I learned from Gabrielle Bernstein’s Masterclass about identifying your fears. It’s called Recognize, Record, and Release. This is a tool that can be used on a daily basis.
Recognize: Witness when and how the fear based thoughts come up for you. What are the experiences or thoughts that trigger your fear?
Record: Write it down or record it in your mind as soon as you recognize it. For example, you could write “I witness my fear is back because of ________, I feel it in my chest, and it makes me feel awful and alone.” Record how your fear makes you feel.
Release: You can then release that fear by breathing into your fear for 90 seconds. (In 5, hold for 5, and out in 5, increments)
I use this tool when I want to recognize why I’m feeling a certain way. I may be in a weird funk some week or I may be confused and going through a lot of change in a certain week and to help navigate my way through it and to understand what I am feeling & experiencing, I use the three R’s.
Give it a try this week! It’s really very simple and it’s an incredibly helpful tool to provide clarity as to what’s blocking you from going after what you truly want! Trust me, it 100% has helped me and I can just bet it’s going to help you as well. What are you waiting for? Go after it! You got this!
Hugs & Mochas,