Hello my lovelies,
I’ve been under a mental hibernation.
For a month I played tug-a-war with SO MANY brilliant Pinterest ideas and saved screen shots from google searches that I took myself to a real place called “overwhelm.”
Talk about information overload!
I found myself inside my studio…sketches, magazine clipping and notes all around…I felt dizzy.
I couldn’t get myself to focus on ONE specific thing.
Everything seemed so important!
Time was ticking and there was money on the line…
As uncomfortable as this situation may seem, anytime I’m on the verge of insanity I KNOW I’m about to have some sort of break through.
Having had this experience before, I knew that the only way to refocus my energy is to stop, get up, and get out.
So for about 3 days I closed up my studio and got my body moving & into nature.
Sitting in front of the ocean I’d close my eyes, taking deep breaths in, and on the exhale I’d ask out loud:
What do I REALLY want?
What outcome am I reaching for here?
As soon as I shifted the direction of my focus, (which was on to the outcome) I started receiving answers.
Not only did I know exactly what project to tackle first, but a sense of relief washed all over my mind & body. I placed my hands on my heart, enjoying the appreciation I was feeling.
I share this story with you to help you see that clarity and focus comes to you when you know exactly what outcome you want.
Not sure what outcome you want?
Tony Robbins says it best:
“Ask better quality questions, to get quality answers.”
When your mind is asking lousy questions, as he puts it, it’ll reach for lousy answers!
So what outcome was I looking for?
Clarity in my work process, momentum, ease, and flow. Once I connected to those emotions, I knew deep down in my heart what projects to take on first.
PRACTICE THIS next time you visit the land of overwhelm:
1) Acknowledge how you feel.
2) Get yourself out of the space that’s causing you to feel that way, and into a peaceful environment (like in nature or a zen space in your home).
3) Do deep breathing exercises to calm your mind & body.
4) When ready, ask out loud quality questions about the outcome you want.
5) Be open to allow your heart to guide and serve you, & you’ll soon receive the answers you’re looking for.
Be easy about this, the key here is to learn how to shift your energy from overwhelm to clarity.
May take a few days, but the more you practice, the better you’ll get.
Also, don’t push the process.
The more you push to try and resolve something, the less you’ll be able to tackle it from your heart.
I sure hope this was helpful!
If you found it useful and know someone who could use this advice, express your love & share it!
Thanks so much for reading,
Sending you clarity & love from my heart to yours!