This morning I got up with the intention to go to the bank to discuss a little business with them. Not something I love. But I caught myself starting to stress out as I was getting ready. My thoughts were racing, heart pumping and I was stressing out, big time. That's when I remembered my list, it doesn't take me long now days to remember to find relief from anxiety, so I thought I would share what helps me. You know, just in case it might help you :)
I've been 'following my heart' and doing what I love for 20 years now.
I read a quote not long ago that sums it up...
"to be successful in business the fire inside must burn hotter than the fire around you". True except for when it's not. Following our heart doesn't always mean the fire will rage with passion inside. It's not always going to be easy or fun, but you can get creative on how you handle those times.
For me anytime I need to deal with the business-y side of things I try to lighten my load and make it a bit easier to ride the wave. Over the years I've created a running list of things I can do before, during or after doing the hard stuff....
Turn up the music and go for a walk, dance, run. It doesn't matter as long as you're moving. My November playlist on Spotify... https://open.spotify.com/user/loribartel/playlist/2SGORMboQTOwVopw8qx9Oh
Mix in some Binaural Beats with your music! If you've never heard of binaural beats, check out this article, https://www.mindfithypnosis.com/about-binaural-beats/
Meditation: I've been listening to a lot of Sarah Blondin from Live Awake. Sarah shares reflective and grounding guided meditations.
Stop and ask yourself, am I hungry or thirsty? Do I need anything? This provides another way for you to move out of your head and focus on how your body feels. It's easy for me to forget to drink water and eat breakfast when I have a mile long list to get checked off. And that just makes me feel worse.
Try calming balancing tea instead of coffee. I really like Yogi Tea, Relaxed Mind, Caffeine Free. I even carry a few tea bags with me, that way I'm more likely to get a hot water instead of coffee at the local coffee shop.
Adrenal Fatigue Fighter from Ridgecrest Herbals has been super helpful for reducing stress, I will be stockpiling that during the tax season!
I also limit my screen time to watching funny animal videos. Social media can take a back seat.
hope this helps, have a great holiday!