How many times a day do you do something because you think you should, even though you don’t want to? Likewise, how many of your goals and desires are ones you think you should have or stem from what somebody else wants?
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you should do something or behave in a certain way, especially since notions of perfectionism, comparison, and conforming permeate our society. However, discovering what you actually want to do and how you want to live can help you reclaim your autonomy, truth, and individual voice.
Examining Your Subconscious Thoughts
Bringing what we do and think subconsciously — and on auto-pilot — to the surface to become consciously aware of what had been causing us a sense of disconnection from our true self is essential to living more intentionally and mindfully.
One method of helping you achieve this, as you’re beginning to create changes in your life that lead to holistic wellness, is one-on-one psychotherapy, which can be a great place to start rediscovering yourself.
What Do You Want?
Asking yourself what you actually want can feel uncomfortable, especially if you’re used to living life for other people or finding yourself in other people.
Asking yourself what you want on a moment-to-moment basis, rather than doing what you think you should do because it’s what you’ve always done, is an integral part of the process of realigning and rooting into your true self.
Even if you don’t know what you want at first, begin to get curious about what you actually want and release the elements of your life that you don’t want. This is how you uncover your actual needs, goals, and desires.
Life begins to flow more easily when we allow ourselves to tap into our intuition as the guide for living our lives. As you begin to note what creates ease in your life and what distracts you from it, you can consider this feedback as you build your life into one that better reflects your genuine self.
Replacing what you think you should do with your true desires can feel as liberating as it does threatening as you begin to make necessary changes in your life. It can also be challenging to do alone. Having a team to support and guide you as you take steps toward healing and recovery is vital. At Avalon Malibu, you will be among professionals and peers in a supportive environment. To learn more about how we can help you become the individual you are meant to be, call us today at (844) 857-5992.