Earlier today, I was having writer’s block attempting to write my blog. So I did what I always do and I went for a walk, listening to Garth Brooks 🎶🎸😀.
And the ideas started flowing… until my blood sugar went low.
As I stopped to eat Skittles, I found myself thinking “I really hate diabetes sometimes”.😡
I’ve come so far in my coaching, the thought really caught me off guard. I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. Why now? Why on THIS walk, was I so upset by this low?
And then it hit me. It’s all about expectations.
I went into the walk EXPECTING an amazing walk.
I was picturing Garth filling up my ears with his booming voice and inspiring lyrics. I was expecting my brain to be flooded with ideas, and to be skipping down the street with sunshine and rainbows trailing behind me.🌞
The image was so vivid, ANYTHING less would have led to disappointment.😞
I really had to sit with this for a moment… And ponder the fact that NOTHING had in fact gone wrong.
Who said this walk had to be magical and perfect? My original intent was to take a walk, listen to garth, and hopefully unlock some thoughts in my brain.
Did I accomplish this? Hell yeah! I had already come up with 5 or 6 blog post ideas.
The key was understanding that sneaky, tucked-away expectation that this walk would be magical. Once I uncovered that, I was able to release the feelings of disappointment and frustration created by my thoughts, and focus on how happy I was to have new blog post ideas! 💪🏻
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