There are times in life that make you feel as though you are clinging to the wall of a washer in the middle of the spin cycle.
Strewn among a bunch of mismatched socks and unmentionables, all stirred up.
It’s only natural to resist.
To want normalcy, and to fight to maintain our typical rhythm in life.
So many people I know have chaos in their lives right now, myself included!
It’s just like the universe to keep things exciting, am I right?
So what do we do in the midst of chaos?
How can we create more rhythm, grounding and centering in our lives with all of this craziness?
Create space for yourself.
Taking time for yourself can be really hard when things get crazy.
With time at a minimum, it’s easy to put ourselves at the bottom of the list.
However when we do this, no one benefits.
We get grumpy and lash out.
We can’t stay focused.
We’re stretched thin and usually feel like crap.
Taking care of ourselves brings us back to level ground, and is essential for our well being when things are upside down in life.
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but when you're on a plane you have to put on your own oxygen mask first. Otherwise…..
Spend five minutes quietly drinking some tea.
Take a longer shower or add some essential oils to the shower head.
Take breaks throughout the day to breathe. Nice, long deep breaths.
Feed yourself well, and drink plenty of water.
Give yourself a moment to decompress every day.
Even if it’s only five minutes.
Create space for nature.
Go on the porch and take some deep breaths.
Get outside and go on a walk.
Spend time by water, or your favorite space in nature.
Even if it’s only for a few minutes.
Nature levels the playing field and brings grounding and perspective.
It’s really true what they say.
Rather than living in resistance or denial, how can you come to terms with what’s happening?
Although the current circumstances may change life, it won't be this way forever.
How can you accept what’s happening, while deeply caring for yourself at the same time?
How can you get support, or better support yourself?
Call a friend or family member?
Ask a loved one for help or a listening ear?
Take some time to journal about how you're feeling?
This too shall pass.
Nothing lasts forever dear one.
Lean into the situation at hand.
Get curious without judgment.
Is there anything on repeat here?
Has a similar situation happened in the past?
Is there anything coming up to the surface for healing?
Sometimes the answer to this is simply remembering that there is only so much that we can control. (Spoiler alert! That’s basically nothing :)).
Times of chaos are never easy, but they are good at shaking things up.
They help us to see our edge, and to shed things that no longer serve us.
Old beliefs, patterns and ways of being.
They are great at shifting our perspective.
They show us what’s important in life.
I’m convinced that chaos can show us the person we are capable of being.
The leaders, the healers and the strong compassionate humans that change the world.
Remember to keep that person in your sights.
You are capable of great things dear one.
Even when the shit hits the fan!