Sometimes I am hard on myself. I feel that I can conquer the world as if I was some sort of super human, which I am so far from it. I push myself until I have nothing left. At that pint, I end up angry with myself because I pushed myself past a healthy point and I feel like a crazy person who can’t decipher my left foot from my right. Some people may not consider this a weakness, but where does it stop? The thing is, it doesn’t until you realize you cannot do everything alone. We are human. There are twenty-four hours in a day, which is not enough to save the world.
This was such a hard lesson for me. I have not done my practice in two months. Why? Well, I was stressed out and all I wanted to do was sleep. I lost myself completely until enough was enough, and I called my self out on my own crap. The truth is, we live in a “go-go-go world” and in turn we validate that it is okay to push ourselves past a breaking point because we view it as success. What is success?
I don’t view success through financial stability or a sense of status. Success to me is when you are happy and find balance in life. Balance achieved when we are able to both give and receive. It is okay to be selfish to achieve some sort of balance when you are giving so much. To me, success is when we can sit at the end of every day with a strong sense of purpose and validation of giving in some sort to the world, while also being able to find fulfillment spiritually. Do you come home from work and do self work? Can you say you give back to your body and God each and every day?
I was told once that anxiety is caused because we live in the future. We create unnecessary stress around what will happen, the outcome of an issue, or the what ifs. This does not support a life filled with enlightenment and hope. Its as if we create this alternate paradigm of failure while putting time and energy into the negative that don’t have a solid outcome yet. Why? Because we are human and we aren’t grounded enough to accept the plan that God has for us. Stress, on any level, does not support a being that is overcoming the body and mind. It is the first thing that must go.
How can we live a life that is not filled with worry, stress, and anxiety?
Remember to be Present
Always see that the future is not set in stone. Try to see the silver lining behind staying present and not worrying about the future. It is pointless to live a life filled with thoughts about the future. Invest in your future and prepare for what’s ahead, but not with worry.
Seek out Alternative Herbs
One thing that worked for me is researching Herbs that support the body and the way it adapts to stress. My go to is Ashwagandha, which is an adaptogenic herb that helps your body manage stress. Of course, always speak to your doctor before adding an Herb to your diet.
When you feel you don’t have time to meditate, or you simply don’t want to, these are the times you need it the most. Take time to sit with yourself and focus on clearing the mind. This works wonders and helps you see things clearly instead of functioning from a point of reacting to the world around you. Even better, do some grounding guided meditations that support you with staying in the present moment.
Sometimes we just need to write things down to clear our heads. Do it! Write it all down, then focus on letting it all go and hitting a reset button once you’re done writing it.
We are all human beings living in a busy world that never stops. The main thing is to always forgive yourself an don’t be so hard on yourself and your journey here on this Earth. Love, don’t sweat the small stuff, and remember that your best is always enough.