“Our words reflect our thoughts, our thoughts reflect our beliefs, and our beliefs run our life, especially the unacknowledged ones.”
-Judith Hanson Lasater
Happy Fall, Movers!
This fall has been quite the whirlwind. I find that the changing of the seasons is a good time for reflection.
I have had lots of movement in the works; retreat building, maintaining a full work schedule, raising my daughter and trying not to lose sight of my self-care. All these things are wonderful and also require heaps of energy, which ebbs and flows. There are days that I come home and the best I have to offer is to lay down out of pure exhaustion. In these moments, it's easy to let my negative self-talk/thoughts/beliefs about my life take over. I can question what I “should” be doing differently, is what I’m doing moving me to where I want to be? Exhaustion can quickly make room for self-criticism. I know these thoughts very well - they have been with me for a long time. . . .we are well acquainted. I know that I am not alone in this familiarity with that part of ourselves that is our worst self-critic.
Many of these thoughts are tied to negative beliefs that I have about myself, capabilities I think I do or do not possess, fear of failure in the future or missed opportunities in the past.
Now is the time to reexamine some of these beliefs historically accepted as truth.
What beliefs do you hold to be true? Are there areas in your life you’d really like to change?
Here are some journaling prompts I have found to be helpful for examining your beliefs:
Look at the places in your life where you continually get “stuck.”
What is working really well in your life?
What is not working well?
What have you been wanting to change and haven’t? What is behind the resistance?
What would look different if you made this change? If you decided to make this change, what would be the first step you would take?
A few other tools:
A movement coach (i.e personal trainer- nope, we aren’t therapists- but our body has lots to tell us if we listen. When we are coached in unhabitual ways amazing things happen.)
I would love to know if these tools are helpful to you. For future newsletters, what would you like more of? Movement videos, inquires, stories, self-care tools/resources… you tell me. My hope with these newsletters is to inspire you in some small way to stay curious about your life. To inspire you to move your precious body. I’d love to hear from you. Please respond to this email and share with me.
I would love to see you at one of my retreats, classes or workshops in the future. If you are on social media my instagram handle is @lilahellerretreats. Stay tuned as I have some exciting new offerings to come!