What is one way you Choose Wonder?
When worry, fear, or anxiety arises, I pause, take a deep breath, and name what I’m feeling. It helps me stay centered, so I don’t fall into the rabbit hole of toxic worry. Then, I get curious about where the worry is coming from.
What is your relationship to wonder?
At this point, we’re besties. I journal with her every morning to see where her curiosities are pointing, and where we can take this mission. She’s my go-to guide and source of inspiration.
What is your relationship to worry?
Worry used to be an enemy that I was in constant battle with, trying to push away and kill off. Today, I hear out Worry’s concerns and see them as a protective kind of love, but I don’t let him run my life.
What worry do you find recurring in your life?
Enough-ness is a big one. Is this good enough? Am I doing enough?
What is a worry you’ve had today?
I got caught up in a moment of excitement and committed too soon, without having enough information. I caught myself in the moment, and wondered, “How can I course correct?” Then, I acknowledged my mistake and asked more questions to see if it was truly aligned.
What is an example of a time you chose Wonder Over Worry?
Writing this book and creating this movement! (Even calling this a “movement” had my Worry voice creep up and say, “Please. Who are you to call this a movement?!”) For years, I hesitated and worried I wasn’t ready or good enough. Choosing Wonder encourages me to keep taking action in the face of discomfort and fear.