I am learning that this is one of the most important questions ever.
On days like yesterday when I wake up kind of tired and cranky and not sure what to do – it’s the perfect solution. But on other days it’s just as important.
Knowing. What. You. Need.
It’s such a basic thing and yet also so not done.
Our world is built more on should-dos and have-tos and suck-it-up-this-is-just-how-things-are-done.
Asking yourself this question, regularly and thoughtfully, can change everything.
Usually I say to myself “What do you need, pumpkin?” but you can ask it in any way you like.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a glass of water or a snack or a permission slip.
If you get into the practice of asking yourself what you need and then giving it to you you can make everything better.
Yes – it may mean backing out of commitments you made, if those commitments weren’t true for you..
Yes – it may mean re-arranging or even tossing your to-do list.
Doing a complete 180. Saying no to obligations and shoulds. Disturbing the status quo. Taking a big risk. Eating dessert first.
It never ceases to amaze me how (women especially) we are so tuned into meeting everyone else’s needs and so awkward about meeting our own.
What can you do today, to give yourself what you need?