I love the simplicity of this concept. When you interact with other people and you displease yourself with your own behavior, or a particular result that you create—maybe things get tense, or there’s a misunderstanding, resulting in frustration or embarrassment—just redo yourself.
Live Conscious includes something we call The Process of Growth. There are 5 steps in the process. I won’t explain them all right now, but I’ll mention them:
How do these relate to “doing yourself over again?” First, you become Aware of your own discomfort. Then, Accept how you feel, don’t try to minimize your experience. After you Accept your feelings, thoughts, needs…whatever it is that’s going on for you, then you Ask:
How do I want to conduct myself?
How do I want to use my personal energy?
How do I want to feel?
Chances are there is something you can do, or redo that will allow you to renew yourself (make yourself or the situation anew.)
Here’s a metaphor. When you make a video or a movie, you get to do several “takes.” If you aren’t happy with one take, you can do another. I think life is pretty much like this. Most of the time, not always, but often—we get to do another take. We get to apologize if we behaved poorly. We get to ask for what we want, and if we don’t get it, we get to ask in another way. We get to speak again, using a different tone of voice, when our original message didn’t get properly conveyed. We get to touch when words don’t work.
If you want to see an example of me “redoing myself,” check out the following video. It’s just meant to be fun…but it serves as an example of “doing ourselves again.” This video was made when we were operating under the name “Green Psychology,” so you’ll hear me refer to “Green Psychology” several times. Just imagine that I’m talking about Live Conscious.