When we start to make changes in our lives, it´s quite normal to feel moments of excitement and encouragement as well as moments of frustration and perceived setbacks.
No matter what, we are always experiencing the ebbs and flows of life, but sometimes when we are actively creating change, which requires courage and trust, it can feel like those ebbs and flows are deeper than they might normally be. It just happens. I like to compare it to a detox.
When we are changing and releasing...sometimes it takes a little while to get the nasties out of our system. (Though as mentioned above, this is not to say that those ebbs and flows go away, because they don´t, nor should they. They have their purpose and serve us well...if we listen!)
When stretching your ¨courage muscles¨ and you are ¨feeling it¨ sometimes the next step is action and sometimes it means to take a step back and slow down. Here are a few suggestions for when ¨those days¨ come up:
1. Allow the feelings! You are not super woman, nor are you meant to be. Acknowledge your emotional or physical symptoms, sometimes it´s even helpful to do it out loud, letting those feelings and sensations know that you see and hear them. See how it feels to take a few minutes to slow down and talk to those places in your body...what do YOU need right now?
2. Get Support. Create a list of your biggest supporters, those that lift you up, know your greatness. Skip calling and contacting those who will only confirm negativity and keep you in the whole. This can also mean hiring a mentor or coach, I have found it invaluable having my own coach and being involved in a program that supplies constant reinforcement of a higher vision of myself for myself.
3. Re-evaluate. Have you been having ¨one of those days¨ for what seems like weeks now? Or is just today? It´s important to be taking a look at what you are doing and confirm whether or not it is in line with your priorities, values and what you ultimately want for your life. If it isn´t, and its an energy drain, perhaps its time to let it go, and free that time up for play or some other activity that feels worthwhile.
What do you do rejuvinate yourself when you are having ¨one of those days¨?