Today I decided I needed to ask a hard question that I'd been putting off asking about a project I'm involved in. It was funny, I asked in an upbeat way and received great news back. Even though it felt hard to ask, and I put it off, it was so worth hearing the answer.
Have you put off asking a difficult question before?
Putting off asking a difficult question can make it feel harder to do the longer it takes. If there's a question to ask, just ask it and find out the answer. Then you can move forward from there.
Even though I know exciting life events can still be stressful, it still surprises me at times when stress shows up around it. Have you noticed this and what do you do to handle the stress?
Some ways I've dealt with it are:
I'd love to hear some ways you address stress like this.
Here's an updated tapping chart to let you tap away your uncomfortable feelings and events in your life.
Follow the step-by-step instructions below and start lowering and releasing what's bothering you.
Look it over, walk through the technic and down load the free chart.
When feeling stuck, connect with others and talk about it. Sometimes all is needed is:
The flood gates open and ideas start to flow in.
When friends or family are going through difficult times. You want to do something and it doesn't seem like there is anything specific to do:
It could be just taking a short pause in your day and thinking of them having some peaceful moments in their day.
Do you wonder where the time goes and why things aren't getting done. Distractions get in the way.
If you're catching yourself fascinated by something that moves your focus away from the next important step towards a goal to thrive in your life (a new job or promotion, school, planning your next adventure) these can be distractions that are getting in the way of where you want to go.
When focusing on the next few steps towards the thriving life you want, it keeps the momentum going towards where you want to go.
A virus isn't the only thing that's contagious, so is joy, smiles & kindness!
Let's leave a lasting mark on the world, starting with sharing a bit of joy & kindness in your day. It's as simple as sharing a big smile.
Have you ever noticed others filters are different than your own?
If someone says something that is uncomfortable, take a few moments while taking some deep breaths. Think about what to ask or say next and go from there. This can clarify what they said and what the meaning was for them and this gives an opportunity for a more informed response.
Reducing some of those rubs with the people we love and care about adds more peace and joy to life.
Step-by-step process to reduce trapped feelings in a specific area in your life.
Here's a simple rated tapping script to reduce negative messages that get in the way of moving forward.
Rate your feeling between 0 and 10 on "this negative thought"
Tap gently on the karate chop point (side of hand) and say statement out loud 3 times:
"Even though I feel stopped in my tracks by this old thought, I love and accept myself as I am."
Gently tap 3-5 times on these spots while saying out loud: "This old thought "
Top of head "This old thought "
collar bone "This old thought "
thumb "This old thought "
index finger "This old thought "
middle finger "This old thought "
pinkie "This old thought "
Take 2 deep breaths and check your number (rate it) on "This old thought " that was stopping you in your tracks. Repeat until your number is a 2 or less
Keep focusing on your desired life. Here's an inspiring quote:
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
By Walt Disney
Take a few deep breaths periodically today and enjoy the calming effect.
If you're in need of more calming take 5 deep breaths in and out while tapping the karate chop point gently.
For myself, I think work-life balance is different for people. What a good balance for me is going to look different for others.
What do you think?
For a single person; what is one value you want a significant other to have and how come?
For involved person; what's one value you love in your significant other and how come it stands out?
Take some time to unpack this today. Journal, ponder and or talk about it with someone you trust.
Understanding ourselves more leads us to more enjoyment.
The other day I was dealing with many things around a project in progress. And I was shallow breathing. When I took a few deep breaths and started to tap and the stress flowed out of me.
When you feel the stress or tension in the body rising take a few deep breaths and release it
Add more calming by tapping gently on the karate chop point
There are times we don’t realize how wound up we’ve become, when you notice it do something simple to reduce and release it.
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