Mel Collie| 2 ways on Monday morning to embrace stress
Earlier this week, a client was stressing about her Monday mornings
The build up starts on Sunday night though, an atmosphere of wanting to enjoy the last night of family and “me” time before rushing around on Monday morning.
Me too! I’m with you here, and I’ve been there.
2 things you can right now, without actually having to use up any precious time, because you are busy, right?
1. Embrace the stress. I know many gurus will tell you how to combat stress (I’ve done it loads of times) but stress keeps on coming back. We battle it, it comes back, we fight it, it comes back.
Stress, anxiety, fear, insecurity… is just this – thoughts that you are worrying about that haven’t happened yet. Its ok to feel stress, anxiety fear..whatever you name those feelings, its ok, we all get those feelings. How you deal with it – notice it, notice your breathe for a moment.
Just noticing your breathing slows down the “aaaauuugghhhh” feeling in your brain, but theres no time to discuss the science bit right now! As Nike say…just do it 🙂
2. Theres only 1 person who can create these feelings – thats you, that means theres only you who can deal with it, take it away, thats you. Taking responsibility for your thoughts in your head is hard, but worthwhile.
Ask yourself , when you get the next fearful thought ” is it true?”
Ask if its true when you next have those thoughts
You then let go of becoming a victim
You begin to see what you actually want
You suddenly have the clarity to act on what you want to do, be, have.
You accept what is.
I read this yesterday..When you realize that every stressful moment you experience is a gift that points you to your freedom, life becomes very kind.
So go to work with a different view to everyone else around you today, stop fighting the stress, and accept it.
Ever read the book “The Tiger who Came To tea?” Invite the Tiger in like the little girl did, and it wasn’t as bad as we all thought it would be. the Tiger isn’t that bad after all. Its all preconceived ideas , thoughts from past conditioning.
The Tiger is the stress.
Invite the Tiger in.