We've all experienced a tough moment, a rough-day, or even a challenging period of time. Sometimes these life events are what I’ve often called the “big stuff,” such as illness, a job loss, or a difficult move. But so often it’s the “small stuff” that has our full attention …
You know that “stuff …”
> It takes the wind out of your sails just for a moment, or longer.
> It’s when you realize things aren’t what you thought they were.
> Or, you’re faced with a person, or a situation you were not expecting.
And, so there you stand … either frozen in shock, in tears, or downright angry. This “stuff” can happen at any time, and often catches us completely off-guard.
So, what do we do when this happens? I know for me personally, I’m often floored. I get the deer-in-the-headlight syndrome going. I’m as frozen as a possum … what the heck just happened?!!! Or, I will simply have a big old melt down with lots of tears, tissues, stuffed up nose and then that glorious headache that comes from all of that emotional release.
But, I can’t really stand being in that space for too long, so the key for me is to be more like Tigger the tiger and do what I call …
I believe it’s okay to feel sad, angry, etc. But, I also strongly believe it’s not in my best interest to linger there. I want to move myself into a better emotional state as soon as I'm able.
After I’ve felt what I’ve felt, and recognize that I’m not feeling my best, I’ll probably call out the troops. Who are my troops? My troops are God, the Archangels, my personal God-given angels, and guides. Sometimes I’ll listen to an inspirational recording, read a book I love for guidance, pray, journal my feelings, or I’ll call a close friend. Lately, I’ll just completely change whatever it is I’m doing to “break the evil spell,” so to speak (like get up from where I’m having my pity party, and go outside, or do the dishes).
This is what I call Self-Love, and I love myself enough to Bounce-Back as soon as possible.
Ahhh, but it’s not easy you say. I know it’s not easy. It’s been a struggle, but each time I do this that Bounce-Back timeframe gets shorter and shorter. And, in that mindset of taking control of my thoughts, my mood, my involvement in whatever pulls me down, I take my personal power back.
We all want to be happy; we can all agree on that. Learning the art of Bouncing-Back as soon as you’re able will give you more of those happy moments, days, weeks, and months. We live in a world that can offer us many opportunities not to feel so great. At the end of the day, it’s the Bounce-Back that I want to master, so that I’m not only happier, but feeling empowered and living a more peace-filled and calm life.
I’d like to be more like Tigger and be bouncing for all of the right reasons ... back to my Joy, my Happiness, and my Self-Empowerment. Wanna join me?!
If you’re feeling particularly challenged by the "small stuff," one of my favorite subjects to coach around is finding “miracles and magic in the mess.” Contact me and let’s have a conversation that matters … one that allows you to see how life can offer us lemonade from lemons, even when we at-first we cannot fathom such an outcome.
10/17/2017 09:26:42 am
Thanks Amina! Isn't Tigger the perfect symbol of a bouncer, too?!... a happy bouncer at that! :)
10/17/2017 01:39:45 pm
This is really good, Dana. I needed this right now! It's all that little stuff that can start a downward spiral if you aren't conscious of it. The Bounce Back is the solution!
10/17/2017 07:14:35 pm
Love, love, love it!
6/23/2018 03:48:56 pm
Absolutely Zaf! Thanks for your share...
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