“WARNING! Curves in the road ahead!”
Is it any wonder we’re all buzzing around like spaced out little bees most of the time?
Take this morning, for example. As I walked home from dropping my youngest daughter to school, I started to run through a mental list of what I needed to do today.
It was ominously long – but manageable.
Within minutes of arriving home, however, my perfectly scheduled day had gone awry. Through no fault of my own, the universe (and a series of unexpected phone calls) had dictated other, rather pressing plans for this particular Friday. Time only for a quick cup of tea, a juggling of priorities – and a big, positive step into the day.
Onwards and upwards – always!
What do you do when you find yourself constantly thrown off balance by, seemingly, unavoidable circumstances?
With so much to organise nowadays, keep up with, on top of, listen to, watch, be up to date with, aware of, digest, absorb, co-ordinate and respond to (- and don’t even get me started on the siren call of social media); is it any wonder that most of us just can’t cope?
I have the benefit of my Life Coaching experience and an armoury of professional skills to help keep me afloat at such times, but what happens when, instead, we choose to go into reactive mode?
Is there really a way of bringing relief to a chaotic life? One that’s constantly making unreasonable demands and throwing us off balance?
When Things Go Bump In The Night
The next time you find yourself thrown off course by the unexpected, I want you to just stop for a moment. Instead of the typical knee jerk response of diving in to fix things, here instead are my top ten tips for first letting go. Because that ten minutes might just clarify a whole heap of stuff. Here then is your emergency go to list, I like to call it the…
Storm In A Tea Cup Solution
Remember that calm and balance in life is all about a state of mind. It won’t necessarily descend on you even when you are somewhere serene and beautiful, and it definitely will not come looking for you when you’re under pressure for whatever reason.
You do have the power to create calm, though. In your own thoughts. At any given moment. Wherever you are.
Now is the perfect time to dig into that positive bank of good feelings.
My top tip? That the next time you find yourself in a situation where a balanced, rational response seems impossible, do think again?
It is always an option.
When was the last time life flipped you an unexpected challenge at zero notice? Could you react calmly?
Originally published at www.sarah-virag.com