Inner Growth Word of the Day: Weight
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 5 a. burden, pressure. 5 b. the quality or state of being ponderous.
Weight in a sentence: The weight of responsibilities is often self-inflicted due to the care that one has for a person and/or situation.
Weight in action: When your chest feels heavy and your mind full of worry that is weight in one of its forms.
Weight and inner growth: When you take a minute to explore the weight you carry you find that a lot of the pressure comes from your desire to achieve, pursue, or give to a person or situation. Being able to talk yourself through the weight and look for ways to lift that pressure gives you the opportunity to pursue inner growth because you slowly break down barriers, expectations, and get comfortable in your skin and with your choices.
Weight and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: How does weight that affects me emotionally play a role in my day to day? When was the first time I felt the weight of life? What are some of the things in life that bring the most weight to me? How do I lighten the weight that I feel within when something isn’t going the way I’d want it to go? What do I think about weight and the burdens that I carry?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with weight at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. From this list pick one word that represents a weight you were able to lift from burdening you in time. Write about this experience by using the other words in your list.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about weight and as you do this imagine a feather floating above you. Wherever you feel the weight feeling settling allow the feather to swoop in and distribute that energy, lighten it up. When you’re ready allow thoughts to come in and notice what event or situation stands out the most from the things that cross your mind. Focus on that event, thought or situation and see what your emotions tell you about it.
Your turn – Share your weight 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 🙂