Lately, I feel like things haven’t been smooth or easy. In fact, I would definitely say that it feels like things aren’t lining up the way I would like!
From delays in building our house to dealing with my son and his first semester of college to being pain-free in my body, everything is a bit clunky right now.
When I look at all of this intuitively, I know that there are MANY others going through the same thing. It’s like – stuff just isn’t lining up the way it’s supposed to.
At first, when I’m in a position like this, I pretty much ALWAYS take the LAME pathway of getting angry, pushing myself harder, getting snippy with those around me, and feeling generally pissy.
At some point though (and this point has become earlier and earlier in the process, the more conscious I’ve become), I stop with this and instead, start consciously taking steps to feel better.
Here are the steps (that you can use too!) that I’m CURRENTLY taking (in order!) to shift how I’m feeling right now!
- Energy Management. Come on! You KNEW I was going to say this right? What I’m doing RIGHT now and all morning is calming my energy down. My desire is to “reward” myself with many cups of coffee – but I KNOW that what really helps me is sitting down by a window, where I can see wilderness outside, and doing some belly breathing (and writing this email LOL).
- Now that I’m calm, I’m able to get a bigger picture view of what is happening. The Universe always has a plan – although, it’s not often the plan that I thought was going to happen. This is where I create two columns on a piece of paper. On the left hand side of the column, I write out the thing that isn’t working and on the right side, I write out the potential lessons from this clunky thing. I find that when I have some kind of idea what I’m supposed to get out of an experience, the experience often settles for me – and my next steps become more clear.
- Last, with that clarity, I’m finally able to focus and write out lists because knowing the lesson has shown me which parts of more important to focus on. (Oh I do love my lists!) I’ll start with one list of EVERYTHING that I can think of – and then I’ll take that list and split it into several lists: 1. MUST be done today 2. Could be done today. 3. Doesn’t have to be done today.
And the final thing I’m doing to feel better about everything going sideways right now? Connecting with you! I always feel so much better when I do!
Love and Light,