Hey there friend!
When is the last time you took a birds-eye view look at your life? Have you ever thought about making revisions?
Within the past month, my heart, mind, and eyes have been opened to this idea of really getting into the weeds within myself and to make right of what has been deeply stowed away.
Growing up, I spent weekends and summers at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. The memories of boating are often brought into view for me here in the country. From the breeze that gets pulled in through our kitchen window off the pond, to the sound of “Jerimiah” the bullfrog at night along the bank, the most carefree memories ripple through my mind and bring a calm to my soul and happiness to my heart.
As I write you, it is being revealed to me why those days live deeply within me. The time away wasn’t only fun, but it was a place where I got to spend time with my family and who were always, I guess you could say, a soft place to land-and still are today. As a child I didn’t realize how leaving town frequently would calm my tender heart. But now as an adult taking a step back and taking in a panoramic view, the lake allowed me to drop my anchor and set all tension and worries aside.
The wider view has also shown me how I’ve been dragging anchor for the past twenty years. No different than anyone, we’ve all had experiences in our life we wish we could have avoided. But we couldn’t and some of those experiences became anchors. Anchors that we drag around unless we take hold of the helm and chart a new course for ourselves minus the weight of the past.
Making revisions to our own life isn’t always fun. It can take a lot of work especially when you are having to wade through various depths of your past. But here is the thing. You have so much to gain when you can find resolve within. Don’t believe me? Here are 5 things you could gain:
- Clarity: Revising our lives helps us gain clarity about our goals, aspirations, and priorities. We can evaluate whether we are on the right track, and if not, we can make adjustments to align our lives with our values and aspirations.
- Growth: By revising our lives, we can identify areas where we need to grow and develop. This can help us become more self-aware, learn new skills, and acquire new knowledge. In turn, this can lead to personal and professional growth.
- Renewal: Revising our lives allows us to let go of things that no longer serve us and start fresh. It can help us break free from habits, relationships, and situations that are holding us back, and create space for new opportunities and experiences.
- Health and well-being: Revising our lives can improve our physical and mental health. By eliminating stressors, cultivating healthy habits, and creating a more balanced and fulfilling life, we can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and improve our overall well-being.
- Increased productivity: When we revise our lives, we can eliminate distractions and focus on what is most important to us. This can help us become more productive, efficient, and effective in achieving our goals and objectives.
In short, revising our lives from time to time can help us gain clarity, grow and develop, renew our energy, improve our health and well-being, and increase our productivity. If revising your life has perked your interest, join me on Grounded in the Middle where I share what I’ve been learning and step into a bit of vulnerability in hopes of helping anyone else who may need to hear it.
Let’s pick up those anchors and get sailing!
P.S. Dragging Anchor? You may ask. Dragging anchor refers to a situation where a boat or ship’s anchor is not holding securely and the vessel is drifting off course. In a similar way, people can also experience a “dragging anchor” in their lives, where they feel stuck or adrift and are not moving in the direction they want to go.
Something new to try.
Grounded in the Middle Podcast -Growth Mindset Series
How long has it been since you made some revisions to your life? This week on the podcast, I’m sharing how you can “take the trash out” in your life and find better footing, grounding yourself better than before!
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