Post LifePlan Emotions
PostLife Plan, the first 48 hours…
I’m sure everyone responds to LifePlan in their own unique way. I would venture to say that most experience some degree of emotion during LifePlan and afterwards (or a large degree!) It’s an intense experience. How often do we spend two days bearing our souls to someone? I stayed very even-keeled (a result of my root system) during LifePlan. I walked out the door knowing the discoveries we unpacked would forever change my life. I left with my self worth intact more than it had ever been before. I left with so many positive feelings. But, man, the first 48 hours after LifePlan, for me, was unexpectedly emotional, both with positive feelings and ones I couldn’t explain. I’m sure everyone has different approaches in how to take life on in those first couple of days after LifePlan. Here are a few that helped me through those emotions and reflections.
1. I tried to identify the feelings I was having and talk about them, despite the hesitancy I had in doing so. (Being pretty independent, that wasn’t something I was used to). I pondered what in my root system caused me to respond like this.
2. I made a plan for implementation. I am very “plan oriented,” (yep, that’s from my root system, too) so much so that making the plan refuels me. After the 9-hour trip home, I went into three intense days of professional development for my job and didn’t have time to make that plan or work through the emotions. Once I had time that weekend to do so, the emotions were more manageable.
3. I sought out connections with people who had gone through LifePlan previously. This was a big help as they could connect with the feelings and thoughts I was having.
4. I walked through the LifePlan process and my discoveries with my husband, over a two-hour discussion.
5. I started blogging in hopes to reflect myself, to help others who may be struggling and considering LifePlan, and to connect with others who had already gone through LifePlan.
6. I re-listened to Chris Locurto’s podcast entitled “Emotional Intelligence Explained.” Man, did that ever help. And, what was awesome, I REALLY got that podcast moreso than my first time of listening to it. It made sense on a whole other level.
7. I scheduled chats with my accountability partners and thanked the mentors in my life (again, as I had previously thanked them numerous times!)
It’s been about a week and a half since my LifePlan and life is awesome. There are emotions there that I am still identifying, talking about and attempting to handle in a proactive, positive way. And, that’s okay.
What did you experience after LifePlan? What approach did you take in addressing your thoughts and emotions?