Even a Stress-Reducing Expert Feels Stressed Sometimes!

I am the expert. I help people reduce their stress all the time, yet here I am, having to coach myself! I am feeling stressed! I have speeches coming up which I love doing. That isn’t the part that is causing me stress.  It’s all the prep, and going out of town! I have to make [...]


I am the expert. I help people reduce their stress all the time, yet here I am, having to coach myself! I am feeling stressed!

I have speeches coming up which I love doing. That isn’t the part that is causing me stress.  It’s all the prep, and going out of town! I have to make sure that all my handouts are ready and the family is prepared for me being gone. That is stressful.  Am I forgetting anything? Are there appointments people need to get to? Will my husband be here on time? My house is a mess! And I am not quite sure what I will wear for the speech tomorrow, and have to pack in a couple hours!

I am taking some time to breathe and meditate this morning. It’s not that I have a lot of time to do this–it’s that I know I need to do this. When we feel we have no time, that is the signal that you have to stop, and make time. No matter what.

So in the midst of chaos, I will turn on some soothing music, sit quietly and try to concentrate on my breathing. I will add some yoga poses. As I write this, I can actually feel a part of me relax. I will reassure myself that everything that needs to get done will get done. Because it always does. And if something gets forgotten or left behind, as long as it isn’t a child (!), we will all survive.

I know this will work, because, after all, I am the expert!

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