with a Holiday Coach Moment
I See Your Heart
I see you adding holiday preparation and execution to your already loaded to-do list. Or, maybe, you’ve got the added burden of trying to make it all happen with way less because your income has been restricted. Or, maybe, your family is fractured, looking so not like the perfect picture of togetherness and the season just intensifies the pain and strain. I see your heart.
Take This Moment
I invite you to take a moment, right now even. Breathe. All the way in and all the way out. Place your hand on your heart. Breathe all the way in and all the way out. Feel your powerful heartbeat. Sense the open space within where your love and caring lives. Breathe all the way in and all the way out. Feel how much you care about everyone’s happiness. Feel how special you want everything to be. Feel how much your inner self is striving! Send your Striver compassion. Tell her you see her. Tell her she’s doing great. Tell her it’s all going to be ok. Thank her for all of her caring and work. Breathe all the way in and all the way out. Now proceed with your day.
Take Many Moments. Here’s Why
Whenever we can take a break from our hamster wheel thinking/doing way of operating and switch over to a rest and digest (read about that here!) function, we allow our creative-self time to gather and sort through the pile of information that we are immersed in at all times and to make connections that help us solve our problems or give us creative inspirations.
Moments of meditation give us access to information that we don’t have when we are constantly in our fight/flight/freeze mode.
You might not ‘get’ any great inspiration or problem solutions in the moment, but trust me, the connections are being forged and if allowed to accumulate with repeated relaxation practices, you will get more from your creative, problem-solving self than from your reactionary, survival self.
And, along with all of the above, the constant stream of stress hormones we seem to swim in is interrupted, giving your whole system a much-needed respite.
(Read Part TWO HERE)
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