Do you ever have one of ‘those days’ (or weeks or months) that seem to bring a multitude of
news you really don’t want?
Well, I had one of ‘those days’ last week and I have to say I felt tired, worn down and stressed out
, quite an unusual experience for me. Of course, my first thought at the end of that day was ‘What have I been focusing on or thinking about?’ This is usually where I go to get my answers when things aren’t coming together because I believe what I am focused on is what I manifest.
And true to my thinking, I was able to see cracks in my usually positive mindset
and through those cracks, doubt had leaked in, dampening my sunny disposition and my dreams! Ah, the power of a thought…
So from being sunny side up with total faith in what I do, I went into a mini meltdown but when I got through the other side I wondered how people coped with being in that space on a regular basis. I experienced it over a 24 hour period but what’s it like over a week, a month? How do you motivate yourself to get up and do anything? How do you sleep at night with the constant pressure of dread, worry or concern?
From my point of view stress can and probably will sink your dreams
… if you allow it to. There is a need to be able to deal with a degree of stress from time to time but it is your responsibility to change your mindset in order to reduce its frequency and its effect. If stress is your reaction to a situation then clearly you have to learn how to react differently. And yes, it is possible even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time.
So when stressed, ask yourself:
- What is it that is weighing me down?
- What do I need to do about it? Action is key!
- Who can help me (if required)?
- How can I better manage my reaction in the future?
- What is the feeling of stress stopping me from achieving and doing?
- Am I okay with that? (and that should be a no!)
Getting past stressful situations allows you to refocus on the things that are truly important to you so never stick your head in the sand in the hope the problem will go away, deal with it! This will help you become more solution focused and allow you to move on.
Don’t let your dreams sink – you deserve so much more!
Published by YvonneB
A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
❊ Under-resourced &
❊ Swept under the carpet
She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
✔ Build / rebuild their confidence & self-belief
✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
Yvonne is focused on building a community of women, www.PermissionToThrive.online, who are ready to reclaim their right to self-care, guilt-free, and who prioritise their health without apology, role-modeling behaviour & habits that inform generations to come of their true value.
She also advocates for self-care over burnout in the workplace, delivering practical webinars in the corporate space. In her own words, “It is time for employees to prioritise their wellbeing. How will they deliver their best work without it?”
One of her favourite quotes comes from Eleanor Brown, ‘Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel’
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