One insight from the new moon circle last night came from one of the women present. She said that she recently decided it is better to feel curious than to feel worried.
Wow, I thought, that is some deep sh*t and definitely reflects a growth mindset.
Since these words were just spoken last night, I am still sitting with all the implications but what I can share is that I am looking for a way out of worried and overwhelmed. And I know I am not alone.
We’ve all heard the stats about how information is coming at us faster and in higher volume than ever before. This information overload combined with linear growth economic practices creates a perfect storm for overwhelm and anxiety. Is it any wonder that more and more of us are reporting chronic pain, gastrointestinal upset, lethargy and fatigue, and depressed mood?
One thing I know that helps me calm down, get clear and give me energy is exercise. I have the type of personality that needs to move. When I don’t get enough body movement, I become irritable, have trouble concentrating and feel like poop. I also tend to eat more refined carbs and sugar: a habit that is NOT supportive at all.
So why do I do it? Why do I skip exercise and go for the sugary snack?
I think it is because I feel pressure to get things done and mistakenly think I can forego the very activity that really helps me in order to check off one more item from my list. I then use sugar to fuel me instead of exercise. This backward thinking comes from a scarcity mindset, which says over and over again there is not enough time.
I am calling it. That stinking thinking is bullcrap and totally negates my ability to be creative, generative and innovative. It is an erroneous and limiting belief and does not serve me or anyone around me.
Instead of getting caught up in overwhelm and feeling worry, I am going to slow down, take time to exercise and get curious. I can’t wait to see what happens as a result.
Let me know what you do to stay curious and avoid worry. Let’s share ideas and debunk the myth which says there is not enough. Who’s in? Click below and send me a message to let me know.
(Insight shared with permission.)