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  • Writer's pictureYvonne Rosney

Starting on a New Journey

Daydreaming, where to begin, wondering, Henry Moore, pondering
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Ever found yourself gazing out of the window, wondering how you are going to start this new idea that is putting a smile on your face? Or you can see what makes your soul sing but you can only see it as a vision; you have no idea how to get there. Maybe the thing you want to be is actually to stop doing something but it just seems too much of a big thing to even contemplate?

Do these phrases resonate with you:

I would but...

As if I could...

I can't do that...

It's just a dream...

Who am I to think I can do that?..

And so on and so forth...

Isn't it incredibly frustrating when one part of you thinks of something that clearly puts a smile on your face and then another part of you feels as though it's just grabbing a hold of your ankles to drag you back to earth?

You are not alone by the way; these are two very important parts of your psyche that are needed. When they work in harmony they allow a good balance of dreams and aspirations and also logic and sensibility - the trick is to find that balance.

I believe it is important to first dream and secondly, acknowledge the sensible logic part of your brain. It's going to come to the party regardless so you might as well invite them in! Acknowledging your concerns and worries about a dream, goal, or aspiration does not mean you are agreeing with it. It means that you have noted the concerns and will take them into consideration in any decision-making you may do about your new task at hand.

What is the importance of listening to logic? Without you initially realising it, it can help to create a number of little goals to achieve, such as finding solutions to the concerns the logic part of you has that is trying to 'keep you safe' by not changing anything. This helps to satisfy the sensible and logical part of you at the same time as bringing you closer towards realising your new idea, task, goal, inspiration... Win Win.

And before you know it, you've gone on your journey... That's how to begin!

You just did it!

© YMR Coaching & Development


Yvonne has qualifications in Coaching, Positive Psychology, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and believes in continual personal development. She is currently based in the UK and also has life and work experience in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. She helps with mindset wellbeing and change which includes significant relocations. She is contactable for client availability, public speaking events and media enquiries here:


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