With all of the stress in our world recently and to-dos piling up, do you ever wonder how to decompress and just feel… at peace? You will love this insightful article by Melody Stevens titled, “Why I Feel Good and You Can Too“
Last night I was sitting in a meeting and I noticed something. No stress. Zero. I was feeling at peace, centered and aligned with the world. My mind was clear and I was open to listening to others. My breathing was deep, and I was wide awake. Plus I was able to sustain that feeling throughout the evening with zero sabotage to my serenity.
Feeling serene again now, this morning.
It got me thinking why is that?
I think it’s a few things:
1) I am being my kind and nice self while also speaking my mind. I’ve had many, many issues to deal with personally and professionally these past few weeks. These issues have ranged from my husband overreacting to the slightest provocations, to my daughter not doing as she’s told, to business issues with employees and landlord contracts.
I have been able to feel my emotions, let them pass, and then speak my mind directly to the appropriate person.
2) I am able to take sometimes very personal constructive criticism, even from my husband, and humbly admit where I was wrong. The latest criticism from hubby was after I was playing a video game on my iPad while we were out to lunch with my daughter and her friend. Hubby told me that was rude.
I could have given a million justifications for why I was on that iPad, believe me. However, I instead put down the iPad and promised I wouldn’t do that anymore.
3) I exercise and eat healthy most of the time. And, I’ve stopped using the scale as a measure of my self worth.
4) I have taken on a personal goal of de-cluttering my home and my car. I’ve made lots of progress and I try to do a little each day. It’s amazing how my energy and aliveness is shifting to the positive as the debris and old useless stuff is leaving my life.
5) I am living my dream out in the world. I am making brave, bold, and calculated moves in business, asking myself each day what is it that I can do to move my business forward. I’ve set results goals, but I also know that the exact results and the exact timing are out of my control. I am in integrity with myself because I actually take the actions each day that are my very best guess of what my business enterprise needs from me.
You can do this too! Get honest with yourself and take actions accordingly. It’s amazing how the stress can be gone quickly.
Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life – Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.™ Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.
What have you accepted in your life that took time, physically or mentally?
I have accepted that the only things I have control over are my own actions and reactions. Everything else is wildly out of my control. This includes how others react to me, how fast money comes into my business and how quickly I lose weight. I can influence these things through my actions, but ultimately they are out of my hands.
What do you appreciate about yourself and within your life?
I appreciate my courage and ability to learn, grow and change. I appreciate that I am certain that I’m on a path of self improvement and that effects all aspects of my life.
What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What goals do you still have?
One of the most rewarding achievements in my life is writing and publishing my book “Become a Time Millionaire: 100 Ways to Gain an Extra Hour a Day.” It’s a way I can share my heart and hopefully help many many others in a big way.
What is your not-so-perfect way? What imperfections and quirks create your Identity?
My not so perfect way is that I tend to leave things behind. My computer bag, credit cards, my keys, cell phone, my pocketbook…. Thank goodness the world is full of good people. I’ve been this way all my life. Certainly this is not my best quality but I’ve accepted that this is my not so perfect way.
How would you complete the phrase “I Love My…?”
I love my life!