Just as we’re all taking our first collective breath and feeling like things are finally actually changing, so many of us wobbled and fell.
It’s like we held an extraordinarily hard yoga pose for so long that as soon as we got some permission to move, we collapsed.
I’m not sure what crazy drama is happening right now in the actual or astrological heavens, but this last week or so, I’ve seen more melt-downs and falling-to-bits-moments in my family, friends, and clients, than in a long while.
Knock on wood (and Flow!) that I’ve been the post holding the fence, the pillar holding the roof, and I’m grateful to have been.
But it’s made me reflect on why and where this ability to maintain course comes from.
I want to share one thing I’ve done to keep my mind feeling clear and relaxed, even amid the chaos. I urge you to do this too. It takes just 5 minutes.
Reflect on the last year, and all the little beautiful pieces it’s brought you. This is the straight up good stuff, the diamonds in the doo doo—not the hard stuff, not the crap, the good stuff only.
- After a bumpy start, I settled into homeschooling my two teens, and realized I’ve now spent a whole year with them in the house with me. This has become precious, unexpected time that I will always remember.
- I took full advantage of this years’ crazy low refi rates, and lightened my load a little!
- While my waistline went up, my emotional bloat went down: I cut out reams of social media accounts and other online programs, groups, and things that just ate my time. I simplified and opened space.
- As the days quieted, I had time for low speed activities like actually getting several books written that had been on my agenda for years. Before, when I was constantly jumping from task to task, I couldn’t get those long, slow blocks of days I needed to formulate my thoughts and get them down into words. This year gave me a surprising amount of low-speed time to write. My mind and heart ate it up.
- I had time to fix up the inside of my house and finally get the pictures hung and furniture placed. My home grew cozy, and my mind grew calmer.
This is just the start of my list. When I see it, I feel good. It’s more than a gratitude list—it’s finding the unexpected blessings in everything this last year brought and allowing myself to focus on them.
It turns my mind from feeling heavy to light.
Now, what’s on your list? Drop me a note below with your thoughts.
P.S. More Good Resources for Feeling GOOD
Going into Flow is a phenomenal way to instantly shift your mind into feeling good. There are a few Flowdreams and a podcast episode I especially recommend:
Restored, Aligned and In Control Playlist – Great meditations for sculpting your emotions to feel better now.
Immediate Relief from Depression or Anxiety Playlist – Shift your emotions with these powerful Flowdreams that help wake up your positive feelings again.
Free From Habits and Addictions – Get yourself out of the unhealthy ruts and self-medicating the year has given you.
Podcast Episode #647: You Are Sweet, Loved, and Beautiful