Hello, Rockstar! Amidst all the health, fitness, and food the reality of life is that we all have tough times.
While it might look like I’ve got it all figured out, the truth is I go through ups and downs the same as everyone. Recently, I started to feel a tremendous amount of pressure. The combination of things in my life started to feel overwhelming and I felt like I was getting hit from all angles.
From mounting business pressures and responsibilities that felt too big to handle, to the looming “big 4-0” and being single again, I was just starting to feel run down, depressed, anxious and generally at a loss for what to do.
I’m usually really optimistic and can reframe challenges quickly, but for some reason I just couldn’t shake the way this particular combination of events was stacking up.
I started to question my ability to be a good leader. I started to question whether or not I was any good at being in a relationship. And before you knew it, I had the old energy drain going on with a lot of negative thoughts and sad feelings that pulled me out of my ability to function at my highest and best.
Maybe you’ve been there.
Maybe you can relate.
If not to my specific struggles, I know you have your own.
Fortunately, this was short lived – because I was reading a book by Ryan Holiday called The Obstacle is the Way and came across a passage that inspired me to do the activity that I’m sharing with you today.
I literally sat up, put the book down, and did these 3 steps – and within seconds of completing this, I felt incredibly empowered, clear and calm. Check it out…
3 Steps to Feel Better Right Now and Get Unstuck:
Get out a piece of paper or open up a note in your phone.
Write down all of the things that are bothering you in a numbered list. Put your emotion and feelings into it. Don’t hold back. Share as much detail as you’d like.
Assign each problem to a person in your life who you know. This person should be someone who could have a problem or struggle like this. Write their name down just below what you’ve described as the problem.
One by one, go through your list and imagine the friend or person you care for coming to you with this problem or struggle. Imagine them telling you this exact trouble or situation. Really listen to them. And write down the advice you would give them below their name.
Take a deep breath. You have just completed the steps! Please leave me a comment below and let me know how that went for you.
I recommend bookmarking this page so you can use it anytime you’re feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes it helps to have someone to do this with!
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