We’ve all felt difficult emotions at some point in our life.
It's part of the human experience.
And, as humans the temptation is to "fix it", to get through these emotions as quickly as possible; and to just make it go away.
We all have our particular coping mechanisms and they work... alcohol, food, shopping, exercise... albeit, temporarily.
Yes, we know can stop the feeling for the short term, but for the longterm, pushing them down deeper and deeper only allows them to fester to the point where they can boil over showing up as hostility, irritability, anxiety, & even depression.
Deepak Chopra calls this "emotional turbulence" and to me that describes it perfectly because that's what it feels like in the mind... chaotic and stormy and confusing. We over think and over process and over analyze and try to figure out how to get rid of it.
How many times have you tried this approach?
How many times has it...
“Here I am… again.”
This was my (defeating) thought this past Sunday as I moved into the FIFTH place I’ve lived since arriving in MA less than 3 years ago.
The familiar lug of heavy boxes, endless bags, HUGE plastic bins, and the bits and bobbles we seem to take with us everywhere we go, even though we don’t really need them.
There I was...again...back and forth between huffing & puffing from going up and down the stairs, the sighs of overwhelm, silently cursing as I bump an elbow or a knee on a corner; and some tears. These tears were partly out of frustration, partly from being alone, and mostly from the pain of thinking, “Here I am, again”.
Let’s take a quick step back…
For those of you that don’t know, I moved to MA from TX in March of 2016 to create a life that I imagined to be PERFECT! After living in TX for 36 years at this point, this was an adventure of a lifetime…...
Good Morning, Derith!
Today is the 2nd Tuesday of 2019... I think I finally have my days right... and we're emerging from the holiday fuzz feeling ready to create a solid and most definitely,FIERCE 2019!
As we move into a space of endless possibilities, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the noise out there, leaving us unsure of where to begin. This "noise" can cloud our vision to the point where we start using language based on fear, shame, and comparison.
Three words in particular that come to mind...
Any time I hear these 3 words come out of my own mouth or a client's mouth, I know someone else is steering the ship.
I went LIVE on my Coach D. page on Sunday to share what these 3 words are and to give you 3 new words to FLIP the navigation back to you to create your BEST 2019!
Click the video below to watch!
I'd love to hear what your "supposed to, should, and need" statements are! Please share them in the comments below!
I don't know about you, but my usual go-to at the end of pretty much anything is, "what's next"?
Whether it is the end of an hour, the end of the day, or in today's case, the end of the month.
"Ok, so that's done. Now what do I have to do?" That sounds positive and feels exciting doesn't it? Yeah, I didn't think so.
But alas, it is human nature for us to move so quickly from one to-do item to the next, that we barely acknowledge anything we have accomplished and instead just focus on all of the things we still have to do. Sound familiar?
(Hmm, I wonder why we feel tired a lot of the time...)
All Things FIERCE!
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