Are you good at dress rehearsing tragedy? Thinking about the worst thing that could happen and letting it spin in your brain over and over?
You are not the only one; I’m very good at it too. But I’ve learned to recognize it and overcome it, and not let it take me down.
Life has been relentless these last couple of years, and our nervous systems are fried. We have been through a lot, and we’re exhausted. But it is so important to acknowledge and recognize what we have been through and stop dress rehearsing tragedy.
My invitation to you is to start approaching scenarios with your eyes wide open. Pay attention, be a compassionate observer, and be a witness to what’s going on.
In this episode, I’m showing you what you can be doing instead of dress rehearsing tragedy. Whatever you are facing in your life, you have limited capacity and you need to take care of yourself, so I’m sharing the effects of going in with your eyes wide open, what it means to live in this way, and how to start managing risk without dress rehearsing tragedy.
WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER
- Why it’s so important to go into things with your eyes wide open.
- Some of the reasons my clients dress rehearse tragedy.
- What the surge is and how we’re all depleted.
- How we have been trying to cope with everything going on in the world.
- Why dress rehearsing tragedy is depleting you further.
- Some of the reasons we go into magical thinking.
- What a stealth expectation is and what they almost always lead to.
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