I got a new iPhone 13 Pro a couple of weeks ago. As part of my new phone excitement I decided it was time to reorganize the apps on my home screens. I don't know about you but each time I get a new phone I set it up using my previous phone. So even though it's new, it looks just like my old one. In other words, this app reorganization was long overdue.
I decided that I didn't want any groupings (or folders, I'm not sure what they're actually called) on my main screen so it looked cleaner. But I also didn't want to move the location of the apps I use most often because I knew it would drive me crazy.
So for the first time in years I went through every grouping on my phone and decided if to keep the app and where it should go on my phone. I had so many apps on my phone that I had forgotten about or were so old they didn't even work on this operating system. I had an entire group of preschool games for my daughters. They're now 11 and 14 with their own iPhones so they're clearly not playing Wheels on the Bus on my phone any more.
For years I've had these apps hiding in the background of my phone taking up storage space on my phones, probably draining battery and wasting data and I didn't even know they were there.
Which got me thinking about what hides in the background of our brains. Thoughts or beliefs that we've held onto so long we don't even know that they're taking up space.
But they are taking up space, wasting brain power and draining our energy.
They might be small things or they might be kind of major. Some of my beliefs I've discovered running in the background of my brain are...
I'm not good with money.
I can't wear hats.
I can't advance any further in this job.
Taking time to rest is lazy and selfish.
My list goes on and on. My clients also find beliefs hiding in the background of their brains. Thoughts like...
I need to do it perfectly or I can't do it at all.
If it's not challenging I shouldn't do it at all.
I got hired because they felt sorry for me.
I'm not good at anything else.
What's hiding in your brain?
While those thoughts are hiding in the background of your brain they prevent you from making space for the beliefs that help you do new things. These background beliefs keep you stuck because you don't even realize you have them.
Just like when I organized my phone, the first step is discovering what you actually have. I couldn't delete an app that I'd forgotten existed. When I work with clients, one of the first things we do is uncover as many of those thoughts running in the background as we can.
That way we can decide which ones to keep and which ones to delete.
Are you ready to clean out the background of your brain so you have the space and energy for what you really want? Schedule a free consult to learn more about how I can help you do just that. We'll talk about where you are now, where you want to be and create a plan to get you there.
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