Ahhhh…you lay back in your beautiful bed with the fluffy pillows. Your skin feels so soft and smooth from the lotion you just applied. You have sprayed your lovely self with some shimmer spray. You feel calm, at peace…looking forward to sweet dreams. Then, out of the blue “worry” pops into your cute little head. You question something you did earlier in the day. Then you question something else. Next thing you know you’re wide-awake and your heart is gently pounding. Deliciousness: gone in an instant.
Today’s discussion is how do we get over this little “worry” hurdle. I hate to call it little, because it’s not. It can strike at any time and throw us for a very unfun loop. It happened to me last night. Just like I put in the first paragraph. Then I got pissed. First I start to worry about something I did earlier in the day and then I get angry with myself for doing it! Definitely not the path to staying delicious. So how do we get ourselves away from the “drama” of worry?
Own it and then switch it. If it’s something you’re questioning, you probably took a chance. Chances are always good. You are going for something you want. Own that. If it falls into an unpleasant little pattern, then it’s time to stop. Remember my “Never beat yourself up” discussion from yesterday? Do whatever it takes to stop worrying and questioning yourself. Here are some ways to stop the worry so you can get back to delicious:
- I’m a big fan of slowly breathing. It’s something I constantly resist doing (because of my impatience? LOL…see my earlier blog)
- Close your eyes and list all the things you are grateful for
- Have someone tickle you. ASAP!
- Dance your butt off to a favorite tune
- Give yourself a scalp massage
- Give yourself a mini-vacation…imagine yourself in Paris, Greece, Hawaii
- Look at yourself in the mirror, smile and say you’re so cute for “worrying.” Then change it up into something positive about you.
- There is always good chocolate, organic tea, scrapbooks and lip-gloss!
I’m also going to recommend reading to you: Dr. Christiane Northrup’s “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom” and Louise Hay’s “You Can Heal Your Life.” Here is a quote from the back of Ms. Hays book: “The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences. If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.” It took a while for my intellectual mind to get around that quote, I thought it was, well, nonsense. Then I read the books and was truly amazed. These women rock and I am so grateful for their words. I give them to you.
With Love and Laughter, Goddess