It is that time of year when many will start to travel. I love to travel and always have. Maybe it started with traveling by myself to Hawaii to spend the summers with my grandparents at the age of 7? I still remember that first plane ride by myself. The flight attendants were so kind to me and they gave me a pack of playing cards with the airline's logo on it, remember when that was a thing? (I'm dating myself now!)
Not long ago it came to me one day why myself and so many others love to travel. It is because when we are traveling we are forced to be in the present moment. We don't know where to go, what to do, and sometimes have to navigate a foreign language. So, we get busy finding out how to overcome these obstacles.
Along with that, when we are traveling we are not in our regular environment, which means that all the habitual things that we do day-in-and-day-out get disrupted. This is the key to change, disrupting status quo. See, our subconscious minds love to do the same thing over and over again because they are consumed with survival only, which is why change can be so difficult to achieve. To the subconscious mind anything that disrupts business as usual means threat (except when it is labeled vacation, especially when it is on a tropical island!) So, when you decide to make a change in your every day life, the resistance you face has external moments, but is almost exclusively internal. And, totally out of our awareness.
So, now you know this, now what? Now you learn how to re-train your brain to have new experiences with less resistance, strategies to overcoming the old experiences and creating real, lasting change in any area of your life, likely all areas. Areas like: stress, anxiety, overwhelm, creating deep relationships with others, finding your purpose and meaning, and learning how to respond vs. react. All this with the ultimate goal of living in the moment, because that is where true freedom exists.
Is that something that interests you? Let's hop on a call next week so I can show you a strategy to living in the moment that I use often, to create change in my life daily. What works for you?
Peace, Erin "nomad of the mind" Mac