Knowing Me Week 9 – Dream for a new you!
Dec 2019 From pausing to consider the over-consumption of chocolate, to thoughts of changing career, the solstice is a the season of reflection. Imagining how things can be different is the start change.
This week we will draw on the work of the late Steve de Shazer and I will invite you try something new. Its a bit like magic!
The time is now!
For northern hemisphere dwellers, 22nd December 2019 will be the shortest day of the year. For the southern hemisphere it’s the longest. The earth’s oceans will swell and fall to their highest and lowest points at this time. This key moment in the year has for centuries been a time of celebration, feasting and reflection. More recently, all over the world people use the New Year to make decisions to reflect on habits and ambitions they want to change. What are yours?
Are you comfortable? Then let’s go on a journey of the imagination
Although I have referred to yuletide, this exercise is not astrological and can be done at any time of the year. Take your pen and paper and think about something that gets in the way of your success in life that you would like to change. (If you have none you may like to run the Knowing Me week 1-8 exercises!).
Once you have thought of something, pause and try to experience it completely: Visualise it – what do you see happening; listen to it – what can you hear happening; feel it – how does it make you feel. Finally, consider how long it has rested within you.
Now, imagine yourself at home, completing all the last tasks of the day and retiring to bed. Notice the details of your actions as completely as possible and watch yourself asleep.
As you sleep, some yuletide magic occurs and that something that you want to change is miraculously gone! You have no idea how, you just know when you open your eyes that this is so.
Think for a moment and write down: how is life different now on this new morning? Write down as much that is changed that you can think of in detail. Read over what you have written.
As you read, think of your closest friend. What difference would they experience in you after that magic sleep? Write down as much that is changed that you can think of in detail.
Three questions for reflection
1. Ask yourself if or when you last felt like this new you
2. Thinking about the new you as 10/10 what score you give yourself now between 0-10 of where you stand now.
3. What one thing could you do to move you a step nearer to 10/10
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