Lisa answers a frequently asked question: what’s behind her brilliance?
STUFF MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
On the Shortness of Life episode
Lisa’s Mental/Emotional First Aid Kit (as of March 2020)
A) Physical Stuff
-Am I physically, mentally, or emotionally exhausted? (If yes, then rest in whatever way is needed.)
-Am I hydrated and nourished?
-Do I need to walk or exercise to flush some of the adrenaline, cortisol, or negative energy?
-Would a shower help me center myself?
-Do I need to take a break from technology so I can be with my feelings and hear myself think clearly?
B) Thought Exercises for Clarity + Peace + Strategic Action
-pen + pad and answer the following:
What factually happened or is happening?
How do I feel about what’s happening?
Is the story I’m telling myself about this situation helpful? How can I reframe the narrative? What is the brightest possible interpretation of these events?
What is outside of your control? What is within your control?
Which of the things within your control could you do something about right now?
Add action items to calendar/to do list
Have I treated myself compassionately during this time?
How can I show up for myself right now?
Do I need help that I haven’t yet asked for?
Write a note to yourself as if a friend you love and care about came to you with the problem/crisis you’re having. How would you compassionately advise them and comfort them?
Revisit The Four Agreements
Do something to fun to celebrate how I will feel when I move past this difficult time
C) The Box of Tangibles
Socks that have unicorns on them (they just make me happy)
Luxury lavender candle
Super Snooze (natural sleep aid)
A list of past wins, achievements, and setbacks I’ve overcome
A list of people who I am comfortable talking with when I feel vulnerable
Feeling Good by David Burns
My favorite hot pink nail polish (it just makes me happy)