Inner Growth Word of the Day: Ups and downs
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) alternating rise and fall especially in fortune.
Ups and downs in a sentence: Everyone has ups and downs, and everyone has their unique way to handle those situations.
Ups and downs in action: Fluctuations of emotions regarding things that happen in life are ups and downs.
Ups and downs and inner growth: Your ups and downs give you a sense of direction in things you enjoy from the heart and things you might not enjoy so much or that bother you. These moments allow you to ponder why you feel that way and what you want to do about the different situations that bring about those ups and downs. As you do this inner growth takes place thanks to the consciousness you gain of yourself and the actions you take to change that which you don’t want.
Ups and downs and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I feel about ups and downs? What have I learned from my ups and downs? What actions have my ups and downs brought me to take? How has my life changed thanks to my ups and downs? What have I learned about life through my ups and downs? How do I deal with people who have ups and downs? How have my ups and downs affected my relationships?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with ups and downs at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list pick the three words that stand out and write about why they stand out when it comes to your ups and downs.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about ups and downs, and allow those feelings to take over. Let them tell you the story of your take on ups and downs. Don’t think of any specific moments when you’ve had ups and downs, but just let your emotions flow. Once you know what your feelings are telling you, move on to letting thoughts come to mind and focus on whatever thought stands out the most. Let the feelings of that thought do the talking and when you’re ready you can move on to another thought.
Your turn – Share your ups and downs sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂