by Lana Antonova (Founder / Creative Director of WebVixxen Design)
Is there any way to switch to the other side? Absolutely.
“To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” ~ Chuang-Tzu
The beauty of life is that we constantly have the opportunity to change it.
We always have the power to recreate it. We can change our thoughts, remember how to live instead of planning each moment, forgive the past, be present for the now, slow down the speed, and push the reset button on a day that has escaped us.
I imagine we all have our versions of bad days. But guess what?! You have the power to change it. Here are the three things to remember when everything goes wrong:
After the eventful week I had experienced, I told myself that I could either be completely mortified, allowing a disappearance of a client to influence the remainder of the week, or I could simply acknowledge it, and believe that it is not about me. Don’t take things so personally.
I turned to my other active projects, and simply let my belief system do its work; I also made a lot of personal plans for the weekend. Beach, massage, spa, friends – can always reset me.
We are each so powerful in our ability to completely change how we feel this very moment.
We can escape the pursuits of tomorrow, the clinging of negative thoughts, the spiraling of worry that creates fear. We can escape negativity and embarrassment and get out of a funk when we give ourselves the choice to do so.
I’ve adopted the mantra of “live and let go” whenever thoughts of fear or negativity try to seep in. Perhaps a bit silly, but it works.
Our fearful thoughts can take an event that seemed bad and draw it out way longer than necessary. It’s amazing how this type of thinking can actually create more events that seem bad. Energy breeds energy.
It is natural and common for our thoughts to wander from one instance to the next. Our thoughts can either carry us to a place of hope, motivation, and excitement, or to a place of frustration, worry, and resentment.
We have the ability to choose to let go of those thoughts that don’t serve us. We can liberate ourselves from fear by choosing to let go of stories about what happened in the past.
No matter what changes in our external setting, the gift we have inside is always unwavering.
When circumstances in our day seem to become scattered and our day has completely escaped us, perhaps it has. But that’s just what’s going on outside us.
We can center by bringing ourselves back to this very moment with our breath. Take a moment to just be here, to connect with the now.
Breathe out all of the imperfections of today and breathe in the ability to find clarity in resetting.
Use the breath as a reminder to revel in this moment. At any time, we can choose to make adjustments, adapt, and reset. We always have the ability to choose to be at ease.
Next time you have one of those days or weeks when everything seems to wrong, remember: Reset. Let go. And breathe.
And what happened with the client?
He called on Monday morning, profusely apologizing for the delay. Next week I’m flying out to NY to meet with the whole team. 🙂