I undervalued my independent thought.

Why we allow our nascient plans to be squashed under ‘know it all’ boots.

the summer of 76

when I had a glorious moment of independent thought.

So just what does ‘unsquashing work involve?

For me it involved:-

  • lots of jobs and relationships — good and bad
  • Seeing value in the tiny small stuff that I contributed to the world
  • building, nurturing and enjoying a skill — of my choice
  • owning thanks and praise and associating it with me!
  • listening to criticism and applying the brakes before slipping down the self-hate/catastrophising spiral
  • laughter
  • more constant curiosity
  • more learning
  • singing, dancing, painting, writing, reading and listening, exploring — and dissasociating the value from income and ‘success’.

Writing about all the stuff that has an impact on our impact. Communication skills and mindset. Author of The Mystery of The Squashed Self. www.trishalewis.com