Have I Been Here Before?

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In this podcast with Lois Haroldsen LCSW, we discuss how to reduce anxiety by asking ourselves questions.  This podcast focuses on asking ourselves “What is the lesson here?” and “Have I been here before?”  By asking ourselves these questions we can stop repeating unhealthy behaviors that are preventing us from living the life we want!

Lois helps us all understand that by verbalizing the things we are struggling with we can help make sense of the worries and concerns that bounce around unproductively in our minds.  These worries and concerns take up a lot of our limited energy, affect our sleep and have negative consequences on our quality of life.

We will always have challenges and opportunities to learn.  What we choose to do with those opportunities is 100% our choice!  We can learn from experience and grow or we can just let life happen and react to it the best we can without trying to learn.  Usually life situations have a way of repeating itself.  When we choose not to learn from our experiences our reactions and the results of our repeated behaviors will often be quite similar.

Insanity is defined as repeating the same behavior and expecting different results.  If you want different results in your life and you are ready to learn from your experiences, asking the 10 questions listed below may help you!   If you need help getting different results in your life, PLEASE recognize you are not alone!  It is the healthy people that get help!  Accepting help is not a sign of weakness.  Seeking help means that you are open to learning!

Lois Haroldsen LCSW can be contacted at Lharodsen@gmail.com.

For additional information on resources that can help you in your life email me at KimYadonRN@gmail.com.

10 Questions we should ask ourselves regularly to learn from life experiences:

  1. What am I resisting?

  2. What is the lesson here?

  3. Have I been here before?

  4. Am I losing energy to this?

  5. Am I holding on to something I need to let go of?

  6. Am I in the present?

  7. What do I need to do now?

  8. Who’s in control here?

  9. What is my responsibility here?

  10. Am I at peace with this?

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