Families set up these expectations of gatherings, parties, large meals, gift exchanges, greeting cards, the whole 9 yards. The self-inflicted rules and stress have changed this year, and I think it is worth asking how much of the usual stuff you want to do. Better yet, how much of the usual stuff can you not do at all.
We can work on a profound level by working with both the conscious and subconscious mind and drive you towards enjoying the journey to excellence, as that is the best part.
Let’s all just stop, take a deep breath, and feel it in your bodies. Feel the exhale, the release, the lightening sensation of hope. The most fantastic thing we didn’t realize how much tension we were holding in our bodies until we breathed in hope. I will take this incredible emotion on any day of the week. It feels healthy. It must be healthy.
It takes more than positive thinking to learn to love yourself.
The most considerable risk in life is the discomfort of feeling a painful emotion. If we can adjust our brains so that we are no longer avoiding the emotions of rejection, anxiety, disappointment, grief, if we can move through life unafraid, imagine how powerfully you can live. Hypnotherapy gives the mishmash a voice; it soothes old hurts and, with the right coaching, gives your brain permission to fully engaged in life.
Do you wake up each morning having a goal or a plan, maybe it is not to overeat, overdrink, or not spend time on social media? But by 3 pm, it all falls apart. Why is that?
The problem in our contemporary lives is not anxiety. The problem comes up when we feel shame or confused when we do have anxiety. We end up trying to push away that discomfort. Using meditation to push out or escape the emotion is a recipe for frustration.
burnout is not due to the amount of work we do. It is not due to working 12 hours or 24 hours in a row, but burnout is caused by the energy that fuels our work. This is so true! Part of the reason the doctor community is waking up jumping in is that before the pandemic, the burned-out doctor’s energy was fueled by just the need to pay the bills, and out of the hamster wheel, we just found ourselves on, vs now, during the pandemic, our energy being fueled by some communal calling to be a part of the global solution and some sense of purpose.
I want to share some ideas of how we can “fill our tanks” before we jump into the marathon. So I am not talking about healthy food, bubble baths, and exercise, which of course are important, but doing a little brain preparation is essential.
Going back to basics is always the best place to start. wash our hands, stay hydrated, look out for each other and choose compassion over fear.
My challenge to you is; can you sit back and try for just a minute to thank your body for working for you? Can you just thank this vessel that holds you in the world, and through your life, for being there for you? Wouldn’t it be so much more fun to approach your body with love and wonder rather than hating and controlling?
I have had a cough for 3 weeks. Luckily, not the flu, but this harsh cough. And my story is that “I never get sick, this is so unlike me” and “this cough is not going to stop me.” and with every cough “will this freaking cough ever go away?” When we get sick or...