When was the last time you felt resourced? Peacefully energized and equipped to handle all that life has to offer, you rally to the present moment with positive enthusiasm and willingness to be of service.
When was the last time you felt overwhelmed? Quietly drained and dulled to despair, unable to deal with even one more thing, your plate holds too much and your cup runneth over, you crawl back in bed, defeated.
If you are like some of my coaching clients, the overwhelmed state is more familiar than the resourced frame of mind.
If that’s true, read on…
You’re up in the middle of the night because the to-do list screams at you.
When you want to help your boy with homework but the work emails snatch your attention.
Ironically, you then beat up on yourself for not getting stuff done or hanging out with your son on his day off, which only serves to overwhelm you more, it doesn’t motivate you.
What does feeling resourced mean
When you are “resourced,” you have energy to focus and finish on the task at hand, corresponding with the hat you are wearing.
Set a timer for 20 minutes and pat yourself on the back for keeping your commitment to yourself for getting it done.
Go outside and feel the power of the Rock, Sunrise, Wind, and Rain. These are all powers greater than yourself.
Enjoy the energetic exchange with the Rock and her steadfastness, with Sunrise and his new opportunity. with Wind and his desire to clear away the stuck energy, and with Rain and her nurturing presence. Whatever is going on outside, you can join forces with that energy and let it fill you up and leave your more resourced.
Rekindle your Spirit
A sobering truth told, “if you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re not feeling God.” Well how in the heck do you do that, “feel God?”
A humbling truth told, my dear husband said to me, not long ago, “you make things so complicated.” What else can you do?
A simple truth told, you simply long to feel good, to feel God, and to be a force for good. How can you do that?
You can indeed feel resourced and use those resources to be a force for good
You can quit feeling overwhelmed and start feeling God by allowing yourself to simplify focus to the present moment.
Set a timer for 20 minutes and focus on the moment in front of you.
Your kid is calling for you? Well then be mom for 20 minutes.
Your planner says chapter 7 rough draft due? Write your book for 20 minutes.
Perhaps your morning routine shines when you do your yoga practice first thing before the day gets away from you? Wake up and do yoga for 20 minutes.
Breathe in the sweetness of this moment
Take a breath. Connect inward. Go outside. Overcome overwhelm with harnessing the power of your mind. Use your mind to rekindle your Soul.
Allow yourself to be fully present
When we land lovingly in the present moment, our Soul smiles. Our soul is our manifestation of Spirit that surrounds us. We naturally soften to the situation at hand. We light up with positivity. Even if what is happening around us has the potential to overwhelm us! Don’t lose connection with grace.
Grace is God
Release of the pinch of powerlessness and you can feel powerful beyond measure. Focus on what matters most.