What To Do When You’re On An Emotional Rollercoaster
Last week, I packed my two big suitcases, kissed Miami good-bye and flew home to England. It was terribly hard to leave my family and the glorious Florida sunshine but I'm beyond grateful for the sweet memories we made.
The day after I got home, I shoved some clothes into my favorite carry on bag and flew off to Dublin for a bachelorette party (or a hen do, as they call it here) for a dear friend of mine. It was a blast and the bride felt so loved!
It's been a long, tiring, and fun week to say the least.
Through all of this, I've had to deal with a whirlwind of emotions. The sadness of leaving my family (especially my sweet new nephew), a tiring long flight, lack of sleep, leaving my husband again, the excitement of spending time with my girlfriends, celebrating a bride, dressing up, dressing down, and finally making it home to get straight back into work.
Resistance and procrastination hit me big time!
Luckily, I'm in the middle of my RESILIENCE program so I knew exactly what to do.
It's all about being persistent.
I get it. Sometimes all you want to do is lay in bed until noon, order in lunch, and watch Gilmore Girls. This week, I've welcomed in rest as much as I could but I was cautious of not letting procrastination in.
I wasn't 100% successful (I'm human after all) but it was huge progress from how I used to be.
One of the points that I shared this week in our module workbook was how resistance can turn into persistence which leads to becoming resilient.
It's frustrating to feel resistance, especially, when you have a deadline. Resistance around an idea, project, launch or task might mean that your heart is trying to tell you something. Usually it's that you're not actually headed in the right direction.
Check-in with your heart.
But, resistance can also be caused by laziness or procrastination so you'll have to ask yourself, "is it laziness or am I headed in the wrong direction"?
When you overcome resistance, you'll start to enter the territory of persistence. It means you're on track but don't be fooled. The journey isn't going to be a piece of cake. It's going to take some major work and persistence.
If you can stay persistent long-term than you'll turn that hard work into resilience.
And, although I felt exhausted both physically and emotionally this week, I also felt resilient because I wasn't backing down. I was giving myself time to rest but I was making it through till the end.
Have you every been on an emotional rollercoaster and resisting on tasks that just need to get done?
Take heart in knowing that you can overcome it!
Business is about to pick up,
P.S. Darling, you've got what it takes to stay persistent and if it's a matter of redirecting – you can do that too!