When you are in the middle of a storm, with winds swirling, uncertainty in your direction, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos of what is around you. Here are three tips for finding stability when the winds kick up.
What would happen if you’re flowers bloomed in winter and plants, including your food harvest, went dormant in the summer? You’d go a little whacky, right? When life and career get busy, it’s easy to get thrown off your normal pattern. What are 1-3 daily practices that keep you buzzing with joy all day long? And, it’s your mental practices that are key here. No matter what happens, what’s your go-to practice that recenters you every single time?
Create a mental calmness daily practice
Imagine you are at a zoo. The monkey yells across the walkway, where visitors are all the way to the lion’s den. The monkey tells the lion he can’t climb trees as fast as he can. The lion looks over-complexed. The monkey screams out; lions should work on their skills some more. Completely irrelevant, right? How often do you insert yourself into situations that don’t really affect you? Yet, you’re attempting to control other people. You can only maintain how you respond, not react to a situation at hand.
Maintain your space only
Our brains are wired for negativity. It’s what protected us when humans were hunters and gatherers. Our alertness for what’s wrong keeps us alive. This is no longer an issue for us. You don’t lurk behind every wall wondering if you’re about to die. It’s very easy to dwell on what’s going wrong. It takes effort to continually focus on what’s going right. You woke up this morning. You had clean clothes to wear. You had gas in your vehicle. You had electricity to power your computer. You have water to drink. When you start with gratitude about what’s going right, you’ll start a cascading of positive feelings. This waterfall will self-perpetuate all day long.
Create a waterfall of what’s going right
It’s easy to blame external circumstances for what’s going inside of you. When you focus on what’s going on inside of you and maintain practices that build resilience, you can handle each chaotic moment as a single raindrop instead of a thrashing hurricane.
Wishing you an abundant, joyful, and prosperous day!
Chief Energy Officer
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