What do you do when you realize you’ve been living someone else’s life? It just occurred to me I’ve done all the things everyone else thinks I should be doing. I want to stop living this way. It doesn’t feel good.
Living a Lie in Lafayette
Dear Living a Lie in Lafayette,
Well, cheers to you for acknowledging how you feel – A sure sign you are not connected to your ‘true’ self is not feeling good. You can start (or continue) to pay attention to your emotions, as they will guide you on to your authentic path. When you are connected to who you really are – you feel alive, energized and excited for life. Of course, this won’t be the case all the time, but you want to try to be here as much as you can.
So, how do you begin to do this, you’re wondering?
Think about things that make you feel good – imagine them – let the images of them begin to conjure feelings for you. Start there. Then, you can start bringing more of these things into your reality. It’s up to you how small or large you want to go with this.
You could think of tangible things you enjoy, and you can also use the same process to create a vision for your life.
Your imagination is very powerful – Know this.
If you need help making it real, don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are plenty of coaches and teachers out there looking for someone just like you who wants to mold their life.
Start really simply by just letting yourself enjoy each day a bit more. That’s a great platform for change.