I’ve recently started a new hobby: furniture upcycling! This entails taking old furniture and making it new or repurposing it for a different use.
There is a lot of work in the process. When I first started, I would just go straight to painting. Unfortunately, it would chip, peel, or appear messy. I then researched and found I had to clean, sand, secure, prep, paint and finally, protect each piece with a topcoat.
YOU are the project. YOU are the one willing and able to take the steps to beautify the life you’ve been given.
Here are a few tips on how to start “your project”:
- Sit down and evaluate how you feel.
I mean, when you think of your childhood, are you angry? When you think of a friend or partner who betrayed you, do you feel unworthy? These are the things to start with.
- Find a way to resolve the issue.
Thanks, Captain Obvious, but hear me out… If you’re angry, would writing a letter to the person about your feelings help? How about just in your journal, spill it all just for your own release? Can you sit with someone and have an honest conversation?
For the instances that hurt or disappointed you, decipher the importance it has on your current life. Will holding on to this help me or hurt me? Will it prevent me from enjoying me life? Finding a relationship? Reuniting with family members?
- Forgive for yourself.
The old cliche, yes, however, it helps to heal us when we forgive and decide to let go of what is not in our “circle of control.” Other people, situations, and the past are all out of your scope. You control your words, feelings, thoughts and actions.
Love and Blessings,
Life Coach Maureen