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Just Rolling with It

November 4 · Issue #70 · View online
Be well. Work better. Repeat.

Ideas on balancing entrepreneurial drive with wellness, bringing to life new ideas while living well ourselves and making space for what matters in a well-balanced life.

Hi,
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.
Ouch.
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,
Chris
Semi-Random Thoughts
I’ve recorded the second episode of the new Just Rolling with It podcast. I recorded this episode in a taxi taking me to the airport to fly home from Prague. I was there this week. It’s during this trip I experienced the most recent WHAM! The podcast captures how I was feeling the morning after experiencing it.
Rather than getting the episodes “just right”, I’m trying to roll with them. That’s how this blog and newsletter started, almost 5 years ago now. I’d feel grateful to receive your feedback on the podcast. Does it resonate with you? Why or why not? Let me know by replying directly to this email.
Image of the Week
Goodbye for now, Prague
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Current Reading List
The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan by Andy Couturier
Music of the Week
01 BANG THE DRUM SESSIONS 10 - 24 - 18 by Bang The Drum Party NJ | Free Listening on SoundCloud
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Podcast of the Week
#93 Standing in the Gap - with Amy Nelson & Jerry Colonna by The Reboot Podcast | Free Listening on SoundCloud
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