Over the past year, all of my workshops and seminars now contain a common element – checking-in right now to see what we’re feeling or sensing in our body. In all of my workshops, I ask that we bring our awareness inward to the here and now.
As I see it, running our day-to-day programs via habits, mental patterns, and behaviors are pretty much operated through the limbic system of the brain. This area controls much of what we do. When we run on autopilot, we are not as “self-aware” as we perhaps could be or would like to be.
With a check-in, we tune into our awareness and gauge what we are feeling or sensing. Why bother? Well, wherever we go we bring “us” with us. If we are frustrated from one thing while working on something else, and we are not aware, we bring frustration to that “something else”.
So taking the time to tune in gives us the opportunity to expand our inner awareness. If we like what we’re feeling, then perhaps no change is needed. If we do not like what we’re feeling, we want to simply notice it, then decide on how we’d prefer to feel, and follow it up by doing something about it.
If there is an awareness of an ongoing feeling that we do not want, perhaps it’s time to breakthrough with coaching.
The check-in helps me do what I want to do, by ensuring that I’m where I want to be with my emotions. My emotions then impact how I see the world. How I see the world influences what I do in it.
If I’m happy and excited, I see the world in a different way than if I’m frustrated, sad, and tired.
I also like discovering and fine-tuning the sensations provided by my body. By doing the check-in, I’ve distinguished the sensation of thirsty from hunger and distinguished fatigue-need-a-break from fatigued-bored.
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