Life. Work. Balance.
A child breaks a bone.
An elderly parent is taken to the hospital’s emergency room.
Those instances where the fulcrum is knocked off its footing, its center.
Mixing the out-of-the-ordinary personal challenges with the run-of-the-mill daily life certainly can have the ups and downs, spills and chills, and the sickening feeling as if riding on a rollercoaster.
How do you cope? How do you get through those times? How do you survive?
- Breathe. Inhale fresh air through your nose and deeply into your lungs; exhale through your mouth, blowing as long as you can, watching all the bad dissipate off into the distance.
- Be present. Remember that right now, right here you are okay; you are alive; your heart is beating.
- Believe. Have faith that all will work out; quickly cite beliefs you currently have, either with your current situation or what you have overall in life.
These three simple steps helped me recently while experiencing my own personal challenge with a family member. But these steps have also given me peace during other times as well, such as with my business and where it is headed.
The above process not only centers your being, it quiets the noise of what’s happening around you. Try it the next time when the din grows to unbearable levels. You may be amazed at how quickly the volume goes down.
I'd love to hear how it went for you.
To your success,
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving” ~Albert Einstein
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee has co-facilitated mastermind groups and appeared as a regular columnist for online communities. She is a member of Toastmasters International.
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