New Amazing Project I Am Working On = Increase In Stress
Find Out My Shift in Perspective that is Supporting Me Immensely!
I am having a serious struggle right now not to reveal to you what I am working on but I don’t want to ruin the surprise. All I can say is that it is going to offer you amazing support to consciously grow and I am giving it to you for FREE! Okay, that is it. I cannot reveal anymore now.
What I do what to share with you is a couple of ways that are really working to support me during a time that has increased stress. I am sure you too have had those periods in your life when something happens that could be good, challenging or both, which adds more to your already full plate. My plate, like so many of yours, is already filled with raising three kids, running a business and maintaining my household as well as a sense of balance. Now added to that mix are details and deadlines that I have to attend to in addition to those other wonderful aspects of my life that need my attention.
So what am I doing to handle the increase in stressful situations? I prepare for my stress. I don’t try to think positively and pretend it doesn’t exist. No, instead I affirm that I have an increase of responsibilities and think about how I am going to take care of myself given this truth to my reality. I have always been big on nurturing myself but now I make sure to give myself at least 20 minutes during my work day to take a break.
Yes, during a time when I have more to do, I am taking more breaks. Why? I need those breaks because when I am working, I need to be super efficient. I need to give my mind a book, a walk in nature or time to stare out the window in order that it can let go of the details and just be. My morning meditation is not enough to sustain my spirit all day otherwise.
I am also an observer to my process. I watch my language and stories regarding this time. Care is put toward being real about what I have to do while not going into a victim or martyr mentality about this time. The truth is that this period, which is challenging me, is also an immense gift. I truly believe how I handle this demonstrates whether I can handle the added responsibility that sometimes comes with bigger gifts. Am I going to lose my true essence and forgo nurturing by over identifying myself with this project? Or am I going to claim my truth worth each day by continuing to nourish and care for my spirit because I know my essence is my authentic expression?
The truth is that sometimes I find myself leaning toward the end of the continuum that is exhaustion. I don’t go there but my mind at times wants to take me there when the details start to feel overwhelming. That is my cue to stop, take a break and then listen to where I am truly being guided to put my energy.
Being the observer of myself through this process has allowed me to stay feeling greater balance and joy in the process than I expected. As I integrate these ways of approaching this very full time in my life, I feel proud of myself. I am proud of myself not for what I do each day but for who I am.
None of us will get a true sense of fulfillment based upon how much we get done on our to-do lists. You feel fulfilled when you are living in alignment with your true essence. Even when you are being called to give of your energy in a certain way, know that it doesn’t equate to losing yourself in the process.
I feel grateful to have found these ways to live feeling a deep fulfillment and commitment to my life’s purpose and work. I hope that you may also apply these to your life when those periods of increase stress and responsibility pop up. Whether challenging or exhilarating, these times are meant to shift us to more fully own our true power. It is just a matter of finding your way to claim it!
Live Authentically – Live Exceptionally Well,