Here’s the weird thing about making changes: you can be completely on a roll, and — all of a sudden — you hit up against some big invisible wall that stops you dead.
Or, at least it feels One day, you’re moving mountains.
The next day? Crickets.
I hit that imaginary wall the other day. Here’s more about that: I got nothing.
When this happens to you, try not to get too whacked out. It just makes it worse.
I know, I know. It’s hard to stop that panicky voice inside that tells us that we’re “wasting time,” that we’ve already put our life on hold for way too many years. Perhaps you even secretly believe it may be “too late” to create the fully-flowered dream that might have happened had you not lost yourself along the way.
(If this describes Beautiful You, I’d like to invite you to drop that lash of self-recrimination, by the way, though that is not the topic of today’s conversation.)
If you’re in a fog, it’s easy to get anxious. It’s okay to feel that way. Just don’t act on it — not yet, anyway. It’s easy to make mistakes when we operate from anxiety.
Instead of worrying about jumping right in and getting back on the fast track, try the opposite approach.
Slow everything down. Lean into your beautiful mornings. Create rituals of waking that allow you to deeply connect with Source. Light a candle, read a daily reflection, doodle in your morning journal, sip your favorite something and ease into your morning.
As you go throughout your day, when you feel the taint of anxiety creeping in again, breathe deeply.
Breathe deeply again.
In fact, just sit with yourself and listen to the breath moving in and out of your beautiful lungs. Hear the sounds of life moving through you. That is the sound of creation and you can slow yourself down to the pace it wants to go today.
Walk slower. Don’t hurry one bit.
Don’t eat at your desk. Take longer lunches and savor your meals.
Remember, the beginnings are always available to you. From anywhere at any time, you can simply choose to begin again.
We’ll do it together.
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photo: flickr, Jenny Downing