163: Empty Nest Success ⏲️ Quick Take – What’s Your Destination? 💚

163: Empty Nest Success ⏲️ Quick Take - What's Your Destination?💚

Hello, my amazing friend. 👋

A Quick Take episode: short episodes where I quickly review a piece of earlier content and post between my monthly episodes. 

Consistency is the creator and killer of dreams.

What are your thoughts? 

As always, I'm cheering you on! 🎉

Coach Christine,

Your Empty Nest Coach

"A consistent thing doesn't mean it's always a good thing."

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The Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 163

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This is an empty nest success quick take. An episode, in between my monthly episodes, where I look back at content I created before, share it and comment on it briefly. 

[level-up music]

Every once in a blue moon, I'll post an article on LinkedIn. This was one of my earlier ones back in 2019. 

It's titled What is your destination? 

[music plays under this segment (reading)]

A few months ago, I wrote on the whiteboard in my day jobs office: 

Consistency is the creator and killer of dreams. 

Someone said, “hmm, the killer?”

Yes, a consistent thing doesn't mean it's always a good thing. Consistently choosing to eat dessert even between meals, not to leave your house and go to the gym. Not to put your phone down when your child, or partner, is talking to you to spend hours on social media all have consequences. 

What are you doing consistently? Are you aware that you're making those choices? And do they lead to the dreams you have in store for your life? 

You consistently choose to do things all of the time. 

I simply challenge you today to be conscious of your choices and to be kind to yourself if you identify a consistency in your life that needs to be changed. 

Dreaming big and choosing the right things to do consistently is worth it. 

It is time to be amazing-you, my friend, I believe in you. 💚

[end music]

Looking at this article, as I was reading it, the bullet points made me cringe a little that I had put them out there, but at the same time I like the way I wrapped it up. Those were simply examples. 

The point is that we are consistently choosing to do things all of the time. First and foremost, be kind and loving to yourself in your mind. 

Second, pay attention and notice your thoughts: notice what you're choosing to do regularly. And be curious if that's something you want to continue doing. 

I'm definitely not here to tell you which things you should be choosing. That's for you to do. Pay attention. Have fun with this, and remember that you are amazing! 💚

[end music]

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162: Empty Nest Success ⏲️ Quick Take – Bad Days 💚

162: Empty Nest Success ⏲️ Quick Take - Bad Days💚

Hello, my amazing friend. 👋

A Quick Take episode: short episodes where I quickly review a piece of earlier content and post between my monthly episodes. 

Bad days, bad moments, and bad happenings are all part of life. 

Eventually, you may even move to a place where it isn't worth labeling any day bad, but we must start somewhere. 

As always, I'm cheering you on! 🎉

Coach Christine,

Your Empty Nest Coach

"But the moment we engage ourselves in our life, everything changes. Choose to engage your beautiful mind."

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This is an empty nest success quick take. An episode, in between my monthly episodes, where I look back at content I created before, share it and comment on it briefly. 

[level-up music]

Today I'm scrolling through past Thursday thoughts about email(s) and one caught my eye. I haven't even read it yet. So I'm going to read it now and see how it resonates. This one's called bad days. 

[music plays under this segment (reading)]

Some days I handle life better than other days, I used to beat myself up when I handled things poorly. 

As a human, I'm going to make mistakes. It's all part of this beautiful thing called life. 

One thing we can do when mistakes happen, is to remind ourselves that our words in our mind matter what we say to ourselves matters. These words are important. 

Some days, we win at a big life goal, while other days we win at remembering that we matter, even when we do things that we might not be proud of doing. 

It isn't what we do or say. It's what we make what we do or say mean, and what we make other humans do or say mean. 

The more I help others, the more the universe likes to test my skills. When this happens, just like everyone else, those thought-box-deliveries come rushing in. They deliver thoughts that cause me to feel stressed, where my mind wants to go when I don't check in. Some days, I'm faster at others and realizing that I'm on autopilot. But either way, the moment I click autopilot off and begin to observe the thoughts bombarding my mind, everything changes. 

It is so darn easy to leave on the autopilot of our mind. After all, we get to sit back and let life happen to us. It's so much easier to be the complaining backseat driver than the person who is driving. 

But the moment we engage ourselves in our life, everything changes. Choose to engage your beautiful mind. You have the power to change everything with it, your thoughts, your emotions, your actions and your results. But first you have to choose to engage: to click autopilot off and go through the emotions in life. 

You are worth it. 

[end music]

And this was fascinating to read. I sent this on June 13 of 2019. It took me some effort to find the actual copy. I've bumped up my analogies a lot since then. I've added the idea of your protector or some people call it an ego who is actually on your side and working very hard to protect you. But we need to take the time to train our protector in a way that we get to embrace and live into our life. 

If you want to dive in more, I'll put links in the show notes. 

And don't you dare forget that you are amazing. 💚

[end music]

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47: Is this all just positive thinking?

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
I can see how others might think that I’m all about positive thinking. Sure, the story you tell yourself has a lot to do with it, but it doesn’t matter what you tell yourself if you don’t believe it — more on that in this episode.
 
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    • Why this work isn’t just positive thinking
    • The power in believing thoughts that others give you – and that you give yourself
    • How to use “six arms” in your life

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  1. What do you think: is it all just positive thinking? 
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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

46: How do you know when it is time to stop simmering?

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
A question I have been asked lately by listeners and clients is, “Christine, how will I know when it is time to stop simmering?” This episode is my response. 
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode

    • Who will know when your are done simmering
    • The importance of your motivating factors
    • Why the work in the simmer is so important

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What thoughts come to your mind as you listen to this episode? 
  2. Do you have a particular simmer that you are working through right now? 

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

45: Why is this work so difficult?

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
Just in case you were wondering, I revert to autopilot some days. Gasp! Yes, it is true. I appreciate it when I notice these days and can move forward quickly. I love the work, and I believe in it one hundred percent, but I believe I must provide you with proper warnings on what you may expect when you do this work.

This work will always be in our lives, and in this episode, I talk a bit about why it isn’t easy.

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What You Will Learn in this Episode 

    • Why this work isn’t always easy
    • Tips on how to proceed when you notice thought deliveries that you aren’t able to stop
    • Remember to be thankful when you level up

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Have you experienced the push-back?
  2. How have you been handling the push-back and leveling up?

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.