Yep, the title says it all this week. Things can feel like they’re running along well then…
WHAM, a complete 360 happens…
I go from feeling fantastic to terrible in a matter of seconds. My heart starts racing. Fear replaces optimism. Hope gets crushed by worst-case scenarios.
Anxiety floods into the picture. Things feel like they’re turned upside down, inside and out. I feel powerless, isolated and alone.
This happened to me a few times over the past couple months. It feels terrifying.
Just Rolling with It
is teaching me to work with these experiences. Is the 360 real or imagined? For me, it’s usually somewhere between the two.
It used to be the 360’s went from OK to bad. Now I’m tending to experience them as going from OK to good and sometimes fantastic!
This feels hopeful. It feels hopeful to be maybe, just maybe, breaking the habitual cycles, ever so slowly, allowing for non-habitual outcomes to happen. For me, this means remembering things can work out better than expected, not only worse than expected.
I draw on this awareness heavily when I experience these times. I try and experience them, let them be what they need to be for me, then let them pass.
Does letting them pass mean ignoring them? Not at all. I’m actually, more fully experiencing things now more than ever before.
For this I feel grateful and will keep on Just Rolling with It.
Do you experience this too? How do you handle it?
Let me know by replying directly to this email.
Catch you next week, with my gratitude,