Last week was Halloween and there were a lot of little people running around yelling, “TRICK OR TREAT!”
What does that mean, really?
There was a time in my life that I looked at treats as things I deserved. I deserve to have this thing because I … had a hard day, had a disagreement with someone, experienced a disappointment, the list was endless. If you haven’t already, please read, https://lenaehrenberg.com/2019/06/05/twinkie/
And the treat was always something to eat – usually a bowl full of carbs or sugar that I could eat with a spoon. Just like we feed a baby – from a bowl with a spoon.
In the dictionary treat is not a noun, a thing we have; it’s a verb, a thing we do.
Have you ever thought about how you’d like to be treated? I think if you’re anything like me, you want to be treated with compassion and love, to be shown care, respect and affection.
Are you treating yourself the way you’d like to be treated?
Over the past year I’ve paid much more attention to the way I treat myself and I’m noticing how I used to behave, the things I used to do for the sake of ‘convenience’ or ‘time-savings.’
I no longer walk across dirty, oil-stained parking lots as a shortcut. I walk on designated paths to get to the sidewalk. It’s cleaner and safer and I smile when I catch myself doing it because feeling cleaner feels good.
I used to cut across streets in the middle, against traffic. Now I walk to the corner and cross in the crosswalk. It’s safer, and I deserve that.
I used to buy all my groceries in a store where most produce is pre-sliced or diced and packaged for convenience (i.e. plastic). I now buy whole ingredients, carry them home in my own bags, turn on a podcast and slice, dice and cook up a storm. The result is that I’m learning new things and contributing less to landfills.
These examples aren’t lavish, they aren’t grandiose, but our day-to-day lives aren’t are they? The majority of the time you live is made up of simple actions and interactions and if you treat each of those moments the way you want others to treat you think of how you’ll feel the majority of the time!
Are you searching for that person who will treat you as well or better than you treat yourself? Are you really ready to create an enriched, romantic relationship? Do you desire that one long-lasting love?
I want you to know that the most effective way to get to the heart of this issue is to have a coach like me help you. Quickly finding the root of what’s going on with you so you can start changing it right away is what I’m trained to do.
When you’re really, really ready to have the thing you really, really want and you’re ready to get help to achieve it at last, I’m only a click away!
If these ideas resonate with you and you’re ready to change your life contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can schedule a free, 20-minute phone call.
Right now, take a moment and affirm for yourself:
I treat everything in my life the way I want to be treated!