Articles and writing with Linda Connors
It's so easy to get caught up in the flow of non-existence.
By non-existence, I mean hiding from life. Perhaps you work hard all day and come home and sit in front of the TV night after night allowing hours just to fall away into a nothingness. Or maybe you zone out in front of your laptop or phone to mindlessly surf the internet.
I am seeing a regular pattern emerging with some clients. They say "I want to do xxxx but I have no motivation, I waste hours on the internet or facebook, or I watch TV mindlessly for hours at a time".
As a society, we are starting to use the internet to self-medicate. I read an article last week that said teenagers are replacing drugs and alcohol with extreme screen time.
As a result often many are detaching and disconnecting from themselves, life and emotions with many opportunities and hours lost.
A simple yet effective questions to change your life
Will being on facebook or the internet make me happy in five hours time?
Often the answer is no.
I ask them to give themselves options and check which option will provide more balance, harmony and happiness into their lives. Here are some examples:
When I offer this question and option to my clients, I love seeing the shift in their body and thoughts. It's as though they realise that they actually do have a choice and that choice is more powerful than a numbing and mindless habit.
It's important to realise that you also have a choice - a very conscious choice in how you want to exist in your life and this world. Do you want to have a non-existence or do you want to experience your life to the full and your highest potential.
How this question works
This question is designed to get you out of your habits and behavioural pattern by lightening up your choices, options and decisions.
When you ask yourself this question, really think and feel in your body what each option feels like and go forward in time and experience what your life will be like with each option - your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Sometimes your body may need a rest to recharge - and it's important to realise that - however if the hiding and retreating are becoming your way of life this one powerful question may be the source to guide you to make fundamental changes in your life.
This question allows you to focus on what is important to you, guiding you towards a life which is much more meaningful to you with a great perspective.
What are your thoughts and comments?
Ask yourself this question and discover what the outcome will be.
I would love to hear from you and your experience, please share them in the comments section below or feel free to contact me personally via email.