1. What one thing did you do better today?
You know how some therapists say “Lean into the discomfort of the work”? Oh my, this time it hit me. The discomfort, leaning in and a true test to what kind of person I want to be and further relating it to this #100DaysofBetterMe project – whether I am serious about being a better person when it comes to things that are really not comfortable. One word – vulnerability. I experienced the power of vulnerability. I felt extremely vulnerable and had an option to tell my story sincerely, open up on how I feel or shut down and prevent myself from being exposed, possibly hurt and in worse case rejected. Yes, it was hard and uncomfortable to feel vulnerable. To even admit I am at a point where I can be rejected. But I decided to opt for the better act and tell my story as being authentic and honest is worth the risk. And it sure was worth it. I ended up connecting to someone, more than I could ever imagine minutes before opening up.
2. Has doing so made you or someone else feel better?
3. Has it brought any new realisations?
The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown in one of my (if not THE one) favourite Ted talks and I have watched it countless times. Sometimes I even listen to it before sleep instead of sleep meditation. If you have not listened to it yet, I wholeheartedly recommend it. If you struggle with shame and vulnerability, even more so! Brené Brown in a way changed my life. She was the first to explain to me in a way I truly understood it, the difference between guilt and shame. And she is the one who often inspires me to realise the importance of being authentic, even when it comes with being vulnerable. She says: “Connection, the ability to feel connected is why we are here. In oder for connection to really happen we have to allow ourselves to be seen, really seen.” And this time, I found courage to allow myself to be seen and yes, connection did happen and I am so grateful for this experience.