Happy Discardia! Our June celebration (lasting this time until the 28th) is all about changing patterns in your life that aren't serving you.
What’s dragging you down or holding you back?
Where is your energy going?
Is your energy fueling your engines or just polluting your world?
Decide on one thing you want to be different and do things this week to get some changes in motion.
Some conversations where you're talking past each other can be avoided. You can do this by clarifying in your communication whether you want to:
a) express your feelings and feel heard and respected (and perhaps get emotional support), or
b) are requesting their advice / action / a change in their behavior.
When your emotions are involved, it's so helpful to be clear about your goals for communication!
Give yourself some upgrades this week:
- Take at least the first step toward ridding your home of a daily annoyance (rearrange/fix/replace).
- Get a more effective & more comfortable mask to keep you & others safer (I like the Moldex Airwave N95).
- Schedule a day for relaxation & letting go of all stress.
- Refresh your bed with clean sheets & make a welcoming place for rest.
- Discard an old nagging "should" that no longer fits who you are & want to be.
Quitting is not the same as giving up. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/opinion/quitting-jobs-resignation-employment.html?unlocked_article_code=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEIPuonUktbfqohlSFUZAybSRdkhrxqAwuHSwaAgh3nxaSqSQy0H1ekOAoeG8lvMYqwmat4r2zOKQdJHLPkvWPl2hKd5DnBadjOJ8NGCiYhXZGI8s56yVWc7mJvEBewxrW-7K2fldbY6mbS2sVePPGW-RKHc1XVxdAsxoJQzcUq4miBdntezGeV33tZ43v4nF8o6EW9GPH_WyqGuXxZuO9yGbgXf6x02W4xaWzLVnN2d6dEQYVkYSAKGHD4kvzFKuJ4LM8gXPa38MxYjZMP45L0QAWFqJ42vbIYjkl271GvsBJFa5KGioR8jcw&smid=url-share
Yes. Love this!
September's Discardian season focuses on the power of quality over quantity.
On that theme, here's a post from back when things were generally a bit less intense, which is just as true today:
You have permission not to do everything.
Focus Stars: motivation without guilt
For a month now I’ve been doing a very successful experiment in orienting my time to what matters to me most, without beating myself up with incomplete to-do lists. I track my successful focusing by coloring in part of a simple drawing I made. I use a color that makes me very happy.
I have seven areas I am choosing to focus on. For each of those areas, there’s a daily habit I want to do. When I do it, I fill in that point...
Beautiful post from Dave Grady on tackling the ‘Museum of Me’. https://davidgrady.blog/2021/08/09/the-stuff-we-keep/
Thanks for writing, Dave!
This Discardia season lasts from today (the solstice) to July 9th (the next new moon), so we've got a nice long one this time. Enjoy!
@ed_packet But, Ed, remember? You put one in storage with Ebay. You just need to pay the "free unless you ever need it" storage fee to get it out.
If you want more space for you now, find replaceable things you aren't using and send them into the future*. Sure there's a fee to retrieve them** if you do need them, but it's often heavily discounted by all the stuff you didn't retrieve.
*Give them away (or sell them if they're really worth more than that hassle).
**Buying a (probably better) replacement.
Great advice on a high-pressure Discardian choice: whether or not to have children https://www.vox.com/first-person/22370250/should-i-have-kids-a-baby-decide-start-family-parenthood-kids-childfree
It's the last day of this season of Discardia, and time to let yourself set down a weight you don't need to be carrying.
Sit with that part of you that is stuck with an old load and feel their real feeling.
Let them know that here in the present you don't need that weight. Invite them to set it down and see it there, on the ground, in the past.
And then invite that past self to come with you into the present, free from what it has been suffering with.
Do something fun to please yourselves.
Nice long Discardia season this time, until April 11th!
Schedule time with yourself to let the anxiety dissipate.
What are you needing most right now?
What have you learned you need or want more of in general?
What have you learned you need or want less of in your life?
Appreciate your growing wisdom & give yourself these changes.
Let go of fear of getting vaccinated. All of them are good & they work.
Let go of fear that this will last forever. We’re making huge progress & things are getting better.
Don’t let go of your good safety habits; we still need them.
Discardia is about making room in your life for awesomeness.
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