I feel as though I’ve written on this topic at least once in the past – and for sure, I know I’ve felt this way many times. I’m guessing you’ve had these moments (or days or months too). And although I always make my way to the other side and often with great results, there seem to be some familiar habits and happenings that I go through – kind of like a ritual – and I’m not talking about the good kind of ritual.
First in the Mind, Next in the Body
If I let myself get caught up in the thought that I don’t have enough time, I am besieged with an impending sense of doom. The negative self-talk that used to pop in occasionally, decides to pop in frequently – like every few minutes. I can easily slip into a panic and feel the physical effects – my blood pressure rises so that I can hear my heartbeat in my ears, my cheeks get flushed and feel tingly, my neck and shoulders tense and become knotted, my brow gets furrowed and causes a headache in the front of my head, and my right foot gets a mind of its own as it taps rapidly on the floor. I find myself breathing deeply and sighing loudly to get more oxygen to my brain so I can think, and also to calm my nerves. I also feel hungry almost constantly, and I’m pretty sure this is a way to get me to procrastinate instead of working on what’s at hand.
Do You Let Yourself Get Crazy Too?
Actually, that’s what I feel like at times – a little bit crazy, or perhaps the better word is crazed (or as Rosie O’Donnell says, “cray, cray”). Yep, if I allow it, I feel my organized, on top of things, cool-as-a-cucumber self slip away, and out comes ‘Crazy Sue’. The saving grace comes when I look in the mirror, into my wild eyes and flushed face, and I repeat the words to myself from one of my all-time favorite movies, Moonstruck…
Snap Out Of It!
And luckily for me (and anyone around me), I listen. I remind myself that all things are in perfect timing and Divine order. I tell myself that I can do anything and that I’m never given more than I can handle. I tap my memory for the many times I’ve had lots to do in a short timeframe, and that the results were almost always at least good, and oftentimes pretty darn great! I use my past to ease my angst in the moment, and repeat two of my favorite mantras, I can do this… I can do anything and
I have all the time I need for all that really matters.
I hope this helps you in some way to ease your mind (and body) at those times you feel under pressure. As for me, mantras on my lips, I sit at my desk, take a sip of water, and prepare for a day of creative thinking. Wish me luck!
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About the Author: Sue Urda is the Feel Good Guidess. She is an Award-winning, Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, Inspirer and Co-Founder of Powerful You! Women’s Network and Powerful You! Publishing. She was named twice on the Inc. Magazine list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Sue is a thought leader who envisions a world full of people connected to their ‘feel-good’, and she’s here to help them do it. Sue’s vision is to contribute to a global consciousness of women helping women succeed in business and in life and to open them to truth of who they are. www.sueurda.com www.powerfulyou.com
I’m like a walking stress bomb these days and everything you wrote about I can relate too. Thank you for this article, I am breathing better now. Miss you and sending you good energy of thoughts .
Great article and timely for the beginning of the year!