We all have inner guidance
So we have all been there, something stressful happens and you get so wound up that you can’t see your arse from your elbow.
Pretty eloquent explanation i’m sure you’ll agree, but scientifically what happens is that the body releases cortisol which is the stress hormone.
The body goes into caveman mode, ready to club a sabre toothed tiger over the head or run like the wind. The blood flows to the important things like muscles incase you need to bolt.
You effectively have tunnel vision and cut off the parts of your brain that allow your to see things rationally and find effective solutions.
Things can easily spiral and you feel like there’s no way out.
The reality is that there are many many awesome ways out, you are just too wound up to see them properly.
I remember losing my car keys once and getting so frustrated at not finding them that I didn’t see that they were right in front of me. I only noticed this later when I had calmed down and stopped looking.
An important lesson I have learned is that the best thing to do when I keep hitting walls is to leave it.
If i’m writing and nothing is coming out but rubbish, I leave it and come back.
There’s no point continuing on a task if you are pushing a boulder up a hill. You are best to go and do something that feels good, take a nap, watch an uplifting show or meditate.
I always get my favourite youtube meditation when I’m stuck or a nap if possible and come back to the task reenergised and refreshed and with much better ideas and ways around what I need to do.
We all have an inner guidance that knows exactly what to do and if we get too caught up in the frustration we cut that amazing voice off.
I know obviously it’s not possible to run off and have a nap during work. However it does make sense that if you come up against something that isn’t working for you, the best thing to do is keep a calm, clear head and tune into that divine guidance that offers not only solutions, but solutions that feel good and will be a joy to carry out.
It’s all good
Until next time
Wishing you avalanches of joy
P.s. You’re awesome