Pause and Relax

Sally has been seriously overwhelmed for quite awhile and blames herself for not being more productive. On top of that, she pushes, then criticizes herself over and over again for not doing enough and being enough for the team.

There are so many ways we stress ourselves.

Have you ever noticed your shoulders hugging your ears? Perhaps that is their usual position. Or their position when you feel stressed or pushed beyond your limits.

Doing more or trying harder is often the default.

Do the opposite instead.

Pause and Relax

When you're overwhelmed - don't push - do the opposite. Pause and relax.

Oh, how that goes against the grain, the habit, the cultural norms, the notions of how to succeed.

If you want to get more done well, gently breathe. Allow a calm, expanded state to surface.

More will get done well; 100% guaranteed.

Relaxed RelationSmiths, Nancy and Sharon

This week’s challenge: Notice your shoulders. Pause. Breathe. Relax.

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