If your mood was like the weather today, what would you predict: a fabulous ray of sunshine, or cloudy with a chance of meatballs?
When we wake up every morning, we never know for sure what the day will bring. We might have plans with good intentions but it’s always possible something – or someone – may try and rain on our parade.
When we are navigating a difficult time, whether it’s overwhelm or heartbreak, it can sometimes feel that everything is just “too much”. The world can feel gloomy, or we become swept up in a hurricane of unexpected emotion.
Part of the wisdom to being in a world which is upside down and back to front right now, is knowing that it will pass. Whatever is happening you can navigate it in your own helpful way and at your own healthy pace.
Here’s something that might help:
This week, maybe set the intention to Travel the Storm. Sometimes the biggest pains we can feel are from trying to control things that can’t be controlled, change things (and people) that can’t be changed, or resisting the things we know will happen anyway.
Whether it’s a looming redundancy, a loss we have to endure or a person not saying what we need, sometimes we have to find ways to accept that it is what it is. That doesn’t mean rolling over and always taking it on the chin; there will definitely be days when you need to say it as you see it. And there is always space to feel what you feel and take care of yourself. But we won’t always – nor should we – be able to influence everyone to be who we need them to be.
Finding ways to lean in to being then – rather than doing – whilst uncomfortable at first, can help. We know that the eye of the storm is often calmest, so sometimes it’s better to create space away from all that’s happening. You can’t always protect yourself from the storm, but it can be helpful to reach out to those who can help. Rather than numb out and turn away from all that’s happening, sometimes it is better to look it right in the eye. Do what you can with what you have from where you are.
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