I’ve been thinking a lot about self-love lately and how I find it difficult to direct energy inward that I find easy to direct outward. I guess it’s a form of thinking about “what do I need right now to fulfill myself?” It can be hard to figure this out; sometimes it takes an outside perspective to bring to light what it is.
So what if we could be that outside perspective ourselves? It’s a neat-sounding trick, one I haven’t yet really tried, but can see how it can be helpful. Gretchen finds it helpful for herself:
I asked myself, “What’s the best medicine for Gretchen when she feels drained?” And, when I framed the question about my nature that way, from outside myself, I immediately knew the answer. “Gretchen gets mentally refreshed by doing a lot of reading.”
Next time you’re out traveling — maybe trying to decide on a restaurant, a tour, or if you should make out with that guy/girl — give this a try. Check in with yourself. What does Carlo need?