My work on Not Just Cooking’s new website is exciting, but at the same time never done. The work will overwhelm me completely, if I allow this to happen. I love what I do although sometimes so many things call for my attention that I feel the need for space and distance. When this feeling comes over me, I know it is time to re-group and to re-prioritize.
Staying in balance is very important to me, and doing so has helped me get through difficult times in the past. There are moments when discomfort and stress take over, rising up and seeming to swallow everything around me. When I realize this is happening, I step back, breath deeply and repeat my mantra over and over again while focusing on appreciation and gratitude. If possible, I do biofeedback or meditate. This helps tremendously and allows me to remain in a joyous and harmonious state. Keeping aligned with this vibration allows me to achieve what I set out to do, feel better, and be much more productive.
Is this easy to do? The difficulty is in being aware of what is happening and sensing the tension building up within. As soon as one is able to acknowledge this state, it becomes easier. If you don’t allow the stress and discomfort to grow, they will recede into the background. The only action you need to take is being aware of what is going on, what you are thinking, and then changing your thoughts. Focus on things you like and appreciate. You’ll see, it is like an agitated lake calming down and becoming serene. And then you ask yourself: why did I think this was all so important in the first place?
I love seeing this website taking shape, growing and taking on a personality of its own. It is like watching a flower open, timidly at first and then more and more powerfully. The website talks to me, and I feel connected. It is like giving birth to a beautiful creation, loving and caressing it, but at the same time letting it develop in its own way. No, I don’t mind the time it takes, it gives back so much more than I ever imagined. I just have to make sure that I stay in balance and don’t neglect myself. It is surprisingly easy to get so absorbed in the moment, mostly when one has fun, that one forgets to take care of one’s needs.
Would you like to share your technique for staying balanced and harmonious? We would love to hear and learn from you.