Opinion vs. fact

Lesson of the day today is – I get to decide whether my choices were right or wrong.

Ok, being honest…i don’t always remember that. (To be honest the reason that’s on my mind is cuz my hubby said something yesterday and one thing lead to another and i found myself feeling MAJORLY triggered.)

However, by using a tool (a journal prompt that walks me through the current beliefs I have had that led to this feeling.)…I am totally able to recognize how to help myself move past that horrible feeling of being stuck (you know that feeling like I have no choice cuz the thing that the other person did or said was SO hurtful.)

This journal prompt helps me turn that nasty feeling of guilt/shame into a feeling of empowerment. I do have a choice.

Here’s the thing. . . I have realized it before and I realized it again today, I tend to feel defensive easily when others don’t agree with what I say or do. So, anytime I feel misunderstood.

But, the reality is that I do have a choice. No one else has authority or ability to change the thoughts I think no matter what actions they take that “feel” against me.

Walk through these steps anytime you feel stuck to move from feeling stuck to feeling empowered.

*Journal prompt to move past triggers

  1. How do I feel right now?
  2. What current belief leads me to feel this way?
  3. What outcome am I avoiding by holding onto this belief?
  4. What would I rather belief & what other outcome would I rather have?
  5. What’s the first step I can take to choose this new belief?