When old patterns resurface – what do you do?
And who are you being in the heat of the moment?
I had an interesting week last week…
I found myself in a very stressful situation.
I was not unfamiliar with the situation but it had been YEARS since I had to deal with it.
I got a bit activated; buttons pushed, high alert and oh the stress!
A busy mind that WOULD NOT SHUT UP and a very tired body…
I started to notice that old patterns I had on how to deal with the stress had resurfaced.
And that those patterns had a sneaky way of sucking me back to the past.
The me from 5 years-ago resurfaced; along with all my old ways of dealing, being and doing.
When we visit old circumstances or environments (Going home for the holidays? This will totally apply!) we tend to go back to the past.
We reference what was to figure out how to deal with what is and to see what can be.
And our behaviors, mind-sets and reaction patterns regress to that same past point.
You time-warp and before you know it all the space, strength and forward progress you have made is gone in the blink of an eye.
We all go through this from time to time as stressors hit and familiar but rare situations re-visit us.
Luckily there is an easy trick to flip out of these reaction patterns, come back to the present moment and reclaim yourself.
I put it to use this week and invite you to do the same!
Enjoy this podcast where we’ll explore:
- Regression triggers and how the “old us” comes back to bite us
- How referencing the past to figure out the present doesn’t work
- How to un-do the internal battle of the old you and the new you
- A simple question to pull you out of this pattern instantly
- A way to use the past, present and future to be more of you in every moment