Thank you me from the past
If you’ve ever felt resentful about chores, or taking care of yourself, everything changes when you think about it as a favor.
I was a little under the weather. Nothing bad, just a cold that had been hovering around the edges finally caught up to me.
I’m well taken care of though — I had homemade soup to eat, delicious hot honey + lemon + ginger concoction to drink and soft tissues with lotion for all the sneezing.
But all this helpful stuff not because someone showed up at the door and stocked me up. But because me of the past thought these things would be nice to have should I want them in the future.
And let me tell you, past me was right.
It was such a relief to open up the freezer and pull out homemade chicken soup. And see there was homemade turkey soup for later. It feels so nice to be taken care of like this!
When I started to think about it, I quickly realized there are lots of ways present me can take care of future me, sweetly, simply.
It could be as basic as making my bed for future me, because I know how she likes to see a made bed during the day, and crawl into one at night.
Or putting things away when I’m done with them, because future me loves to find things where she expects them and resents cleaning up after past me.
Chores don’t seem so much like chores when I’m doing them as a favor.
Even if the favor is for me.
Done future you any favors lately?
What are you feeling so resentful about you don’t want to do it, that could be done as a favor to future you?
Perhaps it could be not doing that thing that future you will regret.
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I’m a life coach, teacher, writer + summit seeker based in Portland. As a coach, I use mind-bending tools like Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis to help you change your mind, change your behaviors, and ultimately, change the world. My personal credo? Less angst. More action. Less crisis. More change.