Here’s your weekly curiosity experiment:
The past year has given me many opportunities to learn about the power of reframing – that is, the way a situation can change rather dramatically when we shift the energy and interpretation we bring to it.
A simple example might be waiting in a slow-moving line at the grocery store: Is it an exercise in impatience, an irritating delay? Or an opportunity to practice spontaneous mindfulness meditation, text a friend to tell them you’re thinking of them, or simply breathe for a moment between errands? The possibilities are infinite, and we choose how we want to experience these things.
Here’s an even more powerful example, taught to me by Hiro Boga via her course, Become Your Own Business Adviser: She suggests that when we find ourselves trapped in the belief that there is only one right way to do things, we ask ourselves:
If I trusted myself, what would I choose now?
Try it out. And let me know what you discover.