All too often, we get caught up in life; business and personal. I sure have! If I’m not careful, I begin to focus on all that is feeling uncomfortable; concern for loved ones and the fear of up-leveling. These days, it’s easy for some to get caught up in what’s going on in our community, country and the world.
The last 6 months have been really hard for me, in my business and personal life!
What I have realized is that my natural tendency is to hold it all in; pretend that all is well. To look on the bright side, quite often without dealing with the emotion.
It affected me professionally and physically.
What was different this time? I reached out and asked a trusted mentor what I should do. Her answer … “You’re holding everything in and you have to release it; let it go.”
So you’re probably wondering, how does this tie in with your business, and why am I writing about this today.
So much of this stuff that we do; or experience, we keep bottled up inside of us.
- We think we have to do it all alone
- We don’t ask questions
- We don’t let ourselves experience what needs to be experienced, so that we can learn and move forward
I’ve learned a lot this past winter; one of the most important is that it’s not selfish to be me; to appreciate and make time for me.
It’s been a good time to reflect and learn as I appreciate this bumpy journey with all of its life lessons and experiences.
Here’s what I know for sure:
- When I can recognize what I need
- Can ask for it or ask for help to achieve it
- Without judgement of myself or others, and…
- Move past the fear (no matter how small the step forward)
That’s when I can truly be of value and service to others in the world.
So I ask you, where are you holding it all in? What are you struggling with or afraid to ask for help with?
I value your comments below or I personally invite you to connect with me and share.