Smoke a joint … Drink a shot of tequila … Eat a donut … Get angry … Worry … Run on a treadmill … Climb a mountain ... Hunt for a fashion bargain.
You can get “high” by ingesting a substance, activating a thought, or moving the body in a way that triggers a chemical reaction leading to a feeling of “high.”
Until you are comfortable NOT being “high” you will search and find how to get “high.” You might stop drinking alcohol but find yourself reaching for more sweets. When you are unable to exercise you might become agitated, start shopping, drink alcohol, caffeine, or soda.
Do you think you have an addiction/motivation/discipline problem with alcohol, food, anger, worry, spending? Are you are interested in eliminating unhealthy substances and processes that make you “high?” Good! However, until you are willing and able to be “NOT HIGH” you might find yourself seeking other forms of getting “high.”
This week, I invite you to consider how you might feel “NOT HIGH:”
Confused? Embarrassed? Out of control? Terrified? Lonely? Edgy? Depressed? Anxious? Calm? Bored? Unimportant?
These are the experiences that might require understanding and attention before you stop thinking, “Let’s get high!”
Julie Davis uncovers and clears up deeply embedded beliefs and unresolved emotions that keeppeople stuck (www.juliedavismft.com). She also coaches people how to stay clear, calm and strategic in everyday life with healthy ways of thinking, feeling and behaving (www.rapidresolutiontherapy.com). Get free weekly insight and guidance by joining Julie’s Tuesday Email service (text JULIETUESDAY to 22828). Julie is a Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (North Carolina, California, New York), Board Certified Hypnotherapist, and New Life Network Christian Counselor (www.newlife.com). 704-807-1101.