Re-stacking your beliefs can reveal internal conflicts, perspective issues, and improper prioritization of others over self.
Practice: Make a list of five things you like to do at the end of your day.
Example: Dinner, shower, stretch, read to kids, and watch videos.
Don’t get too hung up on the five items, just five different things that you like to do.
- Take your list and read it out loud. Feel your satisfaction with your list.
- Now reorganize your list. Example: Shower, read to kids, watch videos, dinner, and stretch.
- Take your new list and read it out loud. Feel your reaction to your list. Is your level of satisfaction different than before?
Rearrange your list and go through the process as many times as you need until you find awareness to a change in the feel of the list based on its order.
Example: If you enjoy stretching your back while in a hot shower then your subconscious
may not find joy if you start your evening with stretching and end it with a shower.
Next, throw in two things that need to be done that you do not enjoy. Example: taking the trash to the curb and paying bills.
- Take your extended list and read it out loud. Move the order of the list around until you feel these two less enjoyable items as something more enjoyable.
Practice Variation: Take your list of things that are important to you at the end of the day and prioritize them from 1 as most important to 7 as least important. Share the list with someone close to you. Do not let them see your ranking of your list. Have them number your list in two ways:
- What they think is the most important to you from 1 as most important to 10 as least important.
- What is the most important to them from 1 as most important to 10 as least important.
- Discuss the information with them.
Re-stacking your beliefs can give way to the free flow of energy and make the same process manageable with less stress and strain on your system. Realizing that it is not the event that causes your stress rather it is:
- Mental control over the importance or urgency of events in your life.
- The organization of events not looking like you expect them to look.
- That you can see a task you want to accomplish as work instead of joyful because of your stacked beliefs.
In your life, more often than not everything is fine, everything is joyful. You do things because you are willing. Realizing you are willing can relieve a lot of stress. Changing the mental pressure you put on yourself about things can relieve a lot of stress. Use your experience with this practice to see how stacking effects you in other ways.
Example: When you are running late do you put pressure on yourself that makes everything else feel less than enjoyable? It is okay to not make timeliness the only important factor in your experience. It is okay to know you are late, work towards being on time, and not feel bad at all in the moment. The pressure is unnecessary.
Purpose: Using responsibility and discipline from a place of balance in your life makes every experience joyful. This practice helps you see where your habit of stacking things changes their equality and creates stress.