Battling overwhelm & yoga day 7.
Back in my days as an Ad Exec, I used to admire a Senior Brand Planner I used to work with. She was beautiful, calm, composed and seemingly got everything done without batting a lash or ever losing her cool. This to me was remarkable given the timelines we were given. I figured she could probably walk on water, shat out pixie dust, had a team of elves really doing work for her, hid super power crystals in her desk where she garnered her energy from and had her own personal stash of the fountain of youth. Yep, she must have been an alien.
I’m still amazed by her when I think back and why? Because I struggle with getting overwhelmed and becoming consumed. It’s why I put myself on a 30-day yoga challenge. I know, it seems like it’s a lot, but the challenge has taught me the following:
Scheduling time is necessary
I always say I’ll give myself a selfie day – once a week, but this forced me to take an hour for myself daily. The funny part: I actually rebelled it on some days and would fight with myself that I need that time for other projects. Luckily yoga won.
Emotions are even in your muscles
It’s true. Ancient philosophy states that when we stretch, emotions can become unlocked from our muscles. We can feel horny, angry, happy or sad. So with all those emotions (and yes, I’ve felt every one – even the first), I’ve turned to my food. I created the most amazing dressing/dip for vegetables ever. Find out the magical ingredient as I unveil the recipe in my next newsletter video. It’ll help you ease your frustrations and give you the comfort you deserve when everything feels shitty.
When I get overwhelmed, I panic. I feel like there’s no way out. I’ve had to literally have a sit down with my four-year old, temper tantrum self and tell her to simmer down. One step at a time – no babies are dying here.
Not to mention, when I commit to something, it’s balls to the wall (well ovaries really) and I give it my all. But even with yoga, going further to prove something is just plain stupid. Injury is not sexy.
Movement produces creativity & clarity
I have never had so many ideas burst into my head until these last seven days. That fogginess from words, projects and cloudy ideas smacking into each other is no longer. So as much as I rebel movement when I’d rather sit my ass on my couch, I just do it.
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So just like that beautiful, subhuman Senior Brand Planner, I have realized that I too, can become an alien.