076: A Different Perspective

Have you ever been in a situation where you feel like you can’t decide the best way to go forward?

Have you ever thought that you’ll never be able to make a decision?

Have you ever felt overburdened and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight? I’m here today to suggest that perhaps taking a look at anything that feels heavy or without a solution from a different perspective could be your answer.

One of the first Christmas’s I ever had with my husband, he told me about something he and his brothers and sister used to do growing up.

They would lay under the Christmas tree and look up.

He said that he just loved the way it looked from down there.

I think it was something his mom would have them do when they were getting wound up when it was time to go to bed.

You know how kids are around Christmas.

Everything is so exciting, and sleep is almost impossible the closer it gets to the big day.

I think it was brilliant of her to have them lay under the tree.

The twinkling lights must have been so soothing.

It would cause them to almost be hypnotized and as long as they weren’t touching each other or breathing on each other, I’ll bet that few minutes of calm was just what she needed to be able to handle the stress of the evening.

I’ve tried it many times since then and my kids do it too.

If you haven’t tried it, may I highly suggest it, especially in moments of anxiety or overwhelm.

Those lights are magical and hypnotic.

They are peaceful and serene.

There’s nothing like looking at something common from a different perspective to change your thinking.

So, what is perspective?

Perspective is a particular way of thinking about something, especially influenced by your own beliefs and experiences.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with having a perspective on something.

It’s expected, and very human, actually.

But that doesn’t mean it’s accurate or true for the others around you.

When you only associate with those that share in your perspectives, it’s easy to forget that others may look at things differently.

How couldn’t they?  They have different experiences and beliefs than you.

Neither is the one way or the right way.

They’re just different perspectives.

I just want to invite you to try and look at the questions I opened up the podcast with from a different perspective.

Have you ever been in a situation where you feel like you can’t decide the best way to go forward?

Have you ever thought that you’ll never be able to make a decision?

Have you ever felt overburdened and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight?

What if you laid under a Christmas tree and thought about any of the situations that feel “BIG” right now?

What if you asked yourself more questions about the situation?

What if you asked those questions and answered as you think someone else might?

What if you read a book on the topic from an author you’ve never read before?

Consider the fact that we all learn in different ways.

Schools have a hard time teaching large groups of students for this very reason.

Teachers are overwhelmed because of a lack of resources to meet all the different learning styles of their students.  Yet they’re all tested the same way.

I could jump on one of my soapboxes and talk about that for a long time because it’s one of the main reasons why I am not a full-time teacher in the education field anymore.  But I digress…

Consider the fact that we all learn in different ways.

Think about that as a way to look at something from a different perspective.

If we all thought the same way, life would be pretty boring.

I don’t think any of us want that, but it does bring lots of tension having it the other way too.

When individuals from different walks of life come together and share unique viewpoints, positive things come with it.  There is more creativity.  More growth.  More connection.  We see further and deeper when more perspective is given.

Think of the Christmas tree example.

When you look at a beautifully decorated tree from one point in the room, you see a certain number of ornaments and such.  Take a few steps one way or another and you see a different set of ornaments. 

What if you were to get above the tree and look down? 

What would you see from that perspective?  Laying under the tree brings another perspective.

Same tree.  Many different perspectives.

While we don’t always have the choice of who we spend the most time with, keep in mind that by broadening your circle, you invite in different perspectives.

I enjoy the discussion that comes in my book group as I listen to how other women read and understood the same book.  It opens up my mind and usually makes me want to read the book again.  Shout out to my book group.  Brilliant, open-minded women in there! 

 There is no way around the fact that your perspective is limited by your own experience.

It’s up to you to broaden your experiences.

The more you do it, the more perspectives you will gain to the troubles you may be overburdened with right now.

Share your burdens with a trusted friend.

Get their perspective.

It doesn’t mean you have to grab onto it and make it your new thoughts, but… allow it to add depth to your ideas and thoughts… just like laying under a brightly lit Christmas tree.

Let your brain relax and let in new thoughts and ideas.

You’ll grow in ways you never thought you would.

If we were together, I’m sure we could have a great discussion about this.

Since we’re not, leave me a note in the reviews.

Tell me your thoughts on this episode.

I’d love to broaden my perspective on what to talk about in new episodes of this podcast.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

I’d like to offer you an idea of something to give to yourself and a good friend for Christmas.

What if you were to enroll BOTH of you in one of my workshops?

Could you learn together how to make yourself a priority?

How could you strengthen your friendship by taking Camp Connection together?

AND…what would the New Year look like if you took Uniquee Connection at the same time, deepening your connection with yourself and your bestie? 

Go to Hunkeedori.com/Courses and choose the one you think you’d love to GET and GIVE this season.

I can’t wait to meet you inside the class!!

Until next week, please know that  I see you.  I understand how hard you’re trying, and I’d like to help however I can and I’ll chat with you back here next week.

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076: A Different Perspective
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