Your Pain Doesn’t Have to Be Productive

Our New Year doesn’t need to have a transformative outcome.

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In other words, we spent much of the year as though we had blinders on, racing to a finish line.

If only we could start that diet and exercise plan on the first of January, to make the year leading up to this “resolution” fit a narrative of productivity.

Our pain fits a narrative of being a productive part of our own Hero’s Journey.

But, what if our pain is just… pain?

What if we just stopped trying to be a “hero”, on our “journey”?

Here is my question to you: Does a baby have to be productive with its pain?

However, these babies have something interesting to teach us, about letting go of the belief that our pain must be helping us actively move forward in life, otherwise it is holding us back.

We or our pain, don’t have to legitimize ourselves, to exist.

Coach. Psychologist. Writing about new perspectives, love, relationships, Narcissism, healing, transformation, & culture. www.avapommerenkphd.com

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