Yesterday, when people were putting themselves out there in a group therapy session, I put this out there on a white board in the group room:
What happens when you put yourself out there? What out there gets in the way of your putting yourself out there more?
Tonight, I’ll be putting myself out there at an Open Mic, as I debut my latest original song, “What are other people thinking about you?” I’ll be putting a keyboard out there on the stage and putting, myself, out another blog post tomorrow with a recording of that performance.
Empathy involves putting ourselves out there into other people’s shoes. What happens when I put these photos out there?
I’m putting myself out there to share that in yesterday’s therapy group, we talked about shoulds and transforming unhelpful shoulds like “I should exercise more” into “I could exercise more and I choose to do other things to sustain myself until I feel ready to exercise.”
Please consider putting yourself out there in a comment, below.
As usual, I’m putting gratitude out there, for all who helped me put out this post and — of course! — YOU, for putting up with me.