Dealing with the Feeling


I believe we all have those times in life when we feel a desire to do something else and to break free from our current day to day.


At certain points in our life and specifically times when we are moving from stage of life to the next the intensity of this desire can magnify.


You may be feeling trapped, anxious and, a need to spread your wings


The choice is laid out for you: do something or do nothing.


So simple right. Yet what is not so simple is the confusion we cloak around the inner yearning.


Do you find yourself asking ‘why do I feel like this when I have enough?’, ‘why do I feel like this when I don’t even know what I want?’, ‘I don’t know what to do or where to even start’.


Add to this inner dialogue the likelihood that you can’t really talk about it or explain because on the surface you have all that you really need; yet inside you feel something is missing.


And day by day that yearning doesn’t seem to want to go away.

A great way to approach this could be to start to drop the outward yearning and rather than ask yourself ‘what do I want’ try asking yourself ‘how do I want to feel?.  Now that could be in the moment, or in a general manner.


And here’s the magic; follow that up with an activity or way you can elicit that feeling.


Maybe it’s a sense of freedom, or adventure or joy or vibrancy you are seeking.


Maybe a long drive on a country road, a hike along a cliff top or a big bunch of flowers that could light you up.

With Love


Dawn Atkin is a life and business coach committed to helping women trust their unique flair so they can make change in their lives with confidence and clarity.

If you would like to know more or are ready to take the next step and create some change in your life,  at home, work or play,  contact Dawn via her website or her Facebook Page – creativestreak1 

2 Responses to Dealing with the Feeling

  1. Hello, Dawn,

    Hope your new year is off to a great start.

    Your piece reminded me of a mantra I created for certain days when I’m exercising with less than desired enthusiasm. : ) I love to exercise, so when I have low (mental) energy for no good reason, I take the opportunity to practice turning things around.

    Over the years, I’ve often thought about how when we are so sick or have an injury that requires us to stay in bed, we think, “If only I could be up doing things; I’d go for a walk or go to the gym.” So one day when I needed a boost while I was exercising, I thought, “I’m not sick. I’m not a baby. I’m not a princess. ” Then I wanted to end with a positive spin, so I added, “I’m an entrepreneur.” Well, I’m not an entrepreneur, but simply saying that gave me a lot of energy and confidence; I imagined all the positive qualities which would come into play if I were an entrepreneur.

    Thinking about the good work you do, and just wanted to stop by and “see” you.

    • Hi Susan
      nice to hear from you.
      It’s interesting how one word can change the way we position ourselves in life.
      Sometimes its like we play in the margins but when we out ourself in the centre the feelings and the view changes to a more empowering, energising and confident way of being.

      Love Dawn

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