Hello lovelies, I am currently in the midst of packing for our big trip to the US tomorrow morning….eek!! My excitement is definitely growing and I feel as though I am trying to do 10 million things at once, one of which was writing this blog post. Anyways, amongst my excitement I felt called to briefly discuss three things when you find your patience is thinning and you begin contemplating your state of happiness.
I have had this exact feeling for the last two days whilst working in my day job. I don’t know if it was because I have been itching for a break or, because I am itching to shift all of my energy into the coaching and entrepreneurial realm. Which ever one it may be it doesn’t matter, what I do know is that, I’m definitely not the only one that from time to time has their patience tested and their happiness scale slide from a high of 10 to almost nada. These three tips definitely help me bring more ease and calmness to these feelings of frustration, anger, resentment, anxiety, and stress. These three tools can be done at anytime of the day. I like to think of them as my ‘go to goodies’—they have become part of my daily practice, and to be honest I don’t know how I would live without them.
1. Meditate: This can be as simple as closing down your eyes for 5-10 minutes and just breathing deeply. Slowing down your breath and focusing on it really helps to calm the nervous system and bring it back to a state of ease and rest. I don’t care if it’s only for a few minutes just trust me when I say, it helps and this is definitely my top ‘goodie’.
2. Write shit down: I often find after meditating my mind is more clear and I feel in a space of deeper clarity, which is an awesome time to write out what perhaps triggered your patience to thin and why you aren’t feeling happy in your life or in a particular place or situation. This can serve you up so many aha moments and oh-my-goshes that you won’t be sorry for taking a little extra time to sit and let it out.
3. Communicate: If all else fails or you just don’t feel like doing the first two ‘goodies’ then talking it out with a loved one, close friend, therapist or coach will help you vent and rationalize what it is you are feeling and need to get out. Truth is lovely, a lot of the time we are just so damn up in our heads that talking it out grounds us in the moment, and allows us to accept and know that what we are feeling is more than okay.
Let me know how you go with these three ‘go to goodies.’
Now, back to packing!! I cannot wait to share with you my upcoming adventures on my return.