Part V…last installment of emotional honesty and courage!

Part V…last installment of emotional honesty and courage!

Part V…last installment of emotional honesty and courage! 
 
Find your support
Starting last time your challenge was being honest with your select group of supporters.  I asked you to write down how you felt doing this.  Is it a relief, does it create anxiety, does it feel good?  Keep notes on each time you are able to follow through with this challenge.  Please also note when you don’t follow through and try to articulate WHY you didn’t.  Share your thoughts with me.  
 
Do you feel more true to yourself doing this?  Is it becoming any easier or is it still very difficult.  Let’s talk about why if it is.  Are those around you rejecting you when you are honest?  Do you feel as though you are letting others down when you don’t agree with them?    Do you feel good about it?  Do you find this courage, courage using Brene’ Brown’s definition    "To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart” makes your life happier, easier, are you more content? 
 
Use your courage
How can you use courage in other areas of your life?  Start small and work up to more and more courage by being emotionally honest with more people in your life.  Try this with people at work, in the stores, your friends, more distant family members.  Most importantly remember to be honest with you!    Notice when you are not and make efforts to change that.  When you find someone who reacts in a less than ideal way observe it without judgment.  Don’t take what others do personally.  What other people do is because of who they are not who you are.  This comes from “The Four Agreements” by Miguel Ruiz another of my favorite authors.
 
Take away tip- Remember to watch this and see how you are doing day to day.  Be alert and observe your actions…they are your responsibility!   If you need some more work in this area or would like to work with me individually with a text program or email program designed specifically for you, let me know.  Sometimes it takes one on one help to really get you where you want to go.
  

love and light
Jamie Stacks, LPC, LADAC
www.jamiestackstherapy.com
Twitter @jamielstacks

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