There is an energy brewing of which you need to be aware!
I was saddened this past week to see a beautiful dogwood tree blooming one day and frozen the next; it’s flowers dying in the cold:(
And there has been a running theme of overwhelm, frustration and fatigue in my clients coming in for sessions.
I don’t want you to get sick or burnt out. Case in point:
One of my clients came in last week pissed off, tired and bummed. She got on a health kick because her doctor discovered several months ago that she had high blood pressure. Her doc wanted her to go on medication but agreed to let her have a few months to change her diet, loose some weight and then re-do her blood work to see if she could bring her numbers down. After getting on a healthy eating plan, working out regularly and losing 40 (!) pounds, overall her blood pressure did go down, but her doctor was still concerned because her readings spiked occasionally. Since he doesn’t have an explanation for it, he is still suggesting medication.
My client felt defeated. Despite all her effort and results, she hadn’t conquered this, and she felt tired from expending all of this effort. She has always been an overachiever, and successful at everything she has done in her life. So the fact that she is struggling with this is adding more stress.
This is both the problem and the solution. She has learned to set a goal and to achieve it, and she has been approaching her health plan in the same way.
She spends her days checking off boxes; got my 20 minutes of cardio at the specified intensity level done; check! Ate healthy today; check! But the need to check off boxes keeps her constantly having something she HAS to do.
The need to constantly “do” something and live her life from accomplishment to accomplishment is tiring her out because she can’t rest. There is always another thing “to do.”
So, I asked her to change her mindset. Rather than doing these things to check off boxes, could she choose workouts she enjoys, that make her feel good and do them to feel good versus to “be a good girl” and to “check off all her boxes?”
There is fulfilment, relaxation and satisfaction in the first approach and a constant stress from always having to achieve the next goal in the second.
That background stress coupled with the added pressure from Spring can leave you drained of inspiration
So if you are feeling, overwhelmed, frustrated or drained …
#1. Try the exercise in the video below; it can help you calm yourself down.
#2. Think of your body and your emotions as your teacher helping you recognize how to change your life to better support your soul’s needs and purpose.
Your upset is expressing the contrast between what you have that is making you unhappy and what you want.
#3. Ponder how you could approach taking action in a way you can enjoy more. Doing anything you dislike causes stress, which makes it all more difficult than it needs to be. This may mean you hand something over to someone else to do, hire someone or invite a friend to help;)
#4. Be conscious of praising yourself for what you are doing every day. Marvel at how good your feel, and how the effort you have already put in is helping you, little by little, get closer to what you want;)
To Fulfillment and Productivity!
And, it actually being easier this way;)