Somewhere in my online travels I read about the power of I get to. It is something you should say to reframe your mind when you are dreading something or are simply not happy to do it.
The example I thought of to drive this home is this:
As a teenager, I was busy (for the purposes of this story) Going and seeing my grandparents was a drag and be boring. Now that they are both gone, I would do anything to spend time with them again. If only I had thought I get to. I would realize that many people don’t get to spend time with the grandparents. But I get to. I am lucky,
I get to.
If you say it, your mind opens up and it gives you reasons why you should feel lucky. Being volunteered to facilitate a group on self-esteem, I had to use this phrase. I dreaded facillitating because, well, I didn’t think it would go well and I was nervous. Then I remembered, I get to. With that phrase I began to think about how I have researched self esteem. I think it is important. I thought about how I want to help young people and that I think I can do a good job with it. Then I could think how the young people I would be working with a pretty great and I would enjoy it.
So I thought about this and then I did go and enjoy it.