October brought a hurricane to Florida that year. . .
And there was one in MY LIFE, too. Everything collided.
Taxes were due! Kids got sick. Important ‘fun’ social events were scheduled. An irrevocable appointment was approaching.
OMG. ALL IN THE SAME WEEK! I was racing to get it all done. Even the fun stuff wasn’t fun.
How was I to make it through?
Stop. Breathe. Pray.
Are your shoulders tight? Do your arms ache? Can you manage to STOP long enough to FOCUS? RELAX and remember it’s the nature of life to swing from pairs of opposites, from happy to sad, peaceful to chaotic, etc., etc.
The only way to get through it is to get above it, and not get sucked in by the drama below.
Take these steps to stay balanced in Body, Mind and Emotions:
BODY: Pay attention to your body’s needs. FEEL yourself. Are you tired? Dehydrated? When your body is worn out, you need to recharge your batteries.
MIND: Slow down. WATCH your mind. Learn to meditate. Meditation helps you quiet your mind and make you more aware of what you are actually feeling in your body, thinking in your mind and feeling in your emotions. And remember what you’ve been forgetting.
EMOTION: Are you full of love, joy and peace? Or anger, frustration and resentment? What things have gotten in the way of being the person you want to be? Examine your heart to face what you are feeling. Then reach out to someone you trust.
Communicate Your Needs