Are you asleep dreaming that you are awake? Confused? Well this was a question I asked at one of my recent Life Coaching workshops. It’s fair to say most of the group looked rather perplexed at first. But soon they all grasped its true meaning. Unfortunately the only time you can realise you were asleep, dreaming that you are awake, is whenever there is a regret of some kind.
As I look back on my own past mistakes to help make this point. Not in resentment, frustration, anger or bitterness, but in awareness. I have to say those mistakes were made whilst I was asleep dreaming that I was awake. For example have you ever:
- Been in a relationship. Be it business, platonic or romantic and when it came to an end reflected on why you got in involved with that person or situation in the first place?
- Angrily or sarcastically belittled someone only to regret it later?
- Joined a group or signed up for a course that never gave you what it promised?
- Been on holiday thinking that it would relieve your stress and anxiety but it didn’t?
- Left a job thinking that the job and the people were the problem. Only to find another job and find the same problem….you?
Stay consciously awake
If we want to make decisions be it in a business, platonic, health or romantic situation. Want the best outcomes from those decisions. We have to understand the concept of staying consciously awake to our thoughts and feelings in any given moment. And then do the right thing as a result.
Work on your emotions
The key is to work on your emotions harder than you work on anything else. You’ll then be in total control of everything. Your stresses and anxieties will be a thing of the past. How’s that for a cheery thought?
If you are finding it difficult to stay emotionally awake. As a result feeling stressed and depressed more and more often, then contact Irwin Edgehill training via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07842 435921. Let us help.