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.
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.
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.
Recently, I noticed I was looking at many things in one bag and it felt stressful and overwhelming.
When separating out the specific things to do and focusing on what's needed in this moment, it makes life feel more calm and peaceful.
Stay in the moment and focus on what's needed to do at this time and feel less stress and more calm and peace.
This is a great time to give thanks for all you love about your life
and all the important people in it.
At times the Holidays are a tuff time for low self-kindness. There are more demands on our time and being hard on ourselves can come up (the house isn't clean enough, wanting to do more . . .).
This Holiday season when you catch your inner voice going down "the Holiday not enough" verbal path, refocus on all you're doing and say something kind about amazing you.
One day life was going great and I couldn’t figure out why I was feeling overwhelmed. On my drive home I realized there was an overflowing basket of feelings that needed to be untangled. It felt good to release it and understand why I felt overwhelmed.
Here's the simple process:
This helps to release overwhelm.
Having less overwhelm leads to more peaceful, joyful days.
There are often many choices in life. The choice of a direction in life you want to go for and what to focus on while doing it.
When a day trip was coming, I had some concerns about the timing and such. In the end I chose to embrace the fun of a road trip and I was glad I did.
When choosing something embrace the joy, adventure and fun of it.
Follow this simple practice to grow self-love.
Ideas to wake up your wonder meter . . .
Journal about this or take some time to think about it:
What would your life look like if you were living the life you love?
This is a great way to check in with yourself to see where you're at in your life and if there's any change you'd like to do.
Why tapping is helpful is there are many issues, feelings and events tapping reduces or releases the charge, as I like to call it, or emotional hurt or discomfort connected to feelings, issues and events. Listed below are some:
Life changes (divorce, work, move and relationship matters to name a few)
Moving forward in life and goals
Feeling; sad, angry, frustrated, upset, low on joy
There are many more. Tapping has been life changing for myself and others. Learn more about it: Gary Craig Tapping & Easy Daily Tapping
Maintaining personal boundaries is our own responsibility. Sometimes it can feel draining to maintain them but when maintained, it helps to feel more comfortable in our own skin. This builds stronger friendships, relationships and creates more:
If you struggle with saying no look for resources to assist with this. There's a Boundaries eBook about it on Empower Grow Transform store.
Read: Empower Grow Transform and KD's Adventure Disclaimer