Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ruth asks "What is the hardest thing in your daily life that you do anyway?"


I think the hardest thing that I (at least usually) choose to do anyway is stay in high self, which I operationalize by listening to others, not judging, not controlling to manage my anxiety, staying present and kind in the moment no matter what. This is hard for me, takes constant effort and self-monitoring, avoidance of temptation and self-indulgence. However, the degree to which I like my life and feel good about it pretty much depends on the extent to which I stay in high self so it's worth the considerable effort.