Although this past week was spring break and we had a great plan in mind, what do you do when the best-laid plans fall through?
Our plan was to take our 1955 Airstream travel trailer to Utah for a quick 3-night camping trip with the kids.
We planned on checking out a new area called the San Rafael Swell with visits to Little Grand Canyon and Goblin Valley, all supposed to be gorgeous!
My husband and 2 kids planned on dirt biking for 2 days, one of their favorite activities. This would allow me quiet time at the trailer to complete the liver cleanse offering and get my blog post wrapped up.
On the third day, we planned on doing a big family hike, one of my favorite things to do!
My daughter Ella’s dirt bike seriously broke down 5 minutes into their first ride. She was devastated!
With a little consoling, we decided to have some serious mother-daughter time instead, find the local rock shop and do some exploring before picking the boys up from their ride.
And while this new area was indeed beautiful, it was chillier than expected. We adjusted by heading to the warmer Moab area for day 3. Ella and I dropped the boys off for their next ride, after a gorgeous drive, and then continued exploring and hanging out on our own.
As you know, my blog post did not make it out on Friday. Ella did not get to do any dirt biking. We even ended up extending our trip with an extra night in Glenwood Springs to accommodate another change!
2 Simple Stress Handling Tips When Plans Go Awry
Stress produces adrenaline and adrenaline is corrosive to our bodies, our nervous systems and especially our overburdened livers!
So, when life throws you a curveball, SURRENDER! I remind myself constantly. Your only job is to be in the present moment with whatever it is you’re doing.
Let that other shit go. Hand it over to God/Source/Creator and be grateful for lessons learned and this new opportunity for growth. I mean it, tell God, “Here you go God. I’m handing this ______ fully over to you. I surrender! Thank you for taking care of it for me. Amen./And so it is./Aho.”
You can actually surrender everything to the divine on a daily basis. That’s when the magic really begins! ✨
I’m grateful for that special time with Ella and for my amazing community that is happily awaiting that next blog post.
When things don’t go as expected, do you allow anger, blame, resentment, stress and criticism to take over?
If you do find yourself triggered into one of those above emotions, anytime, STOP, catch yourself! Before you react, pause and take a moment to reflect. Close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths.
Inhale for 7 seconds through the nose, pause at the top, and exhale for 7 seconds through the mouth, pushing all the air out. Do this 3 times.
Mindful breathing is one of the very best things you can do for your health and your overall state of being.
Now ask yourself, when was the very first time you remember ever feeling that particular emotion? What was going on then? Really think hard, back to a time when you were young, even before 7 years old if possible.
Maybe you understand this emotion better now so you can let it go and move on or maybe you need to clear it up with another? Now that you’re in a calmer, clearer frame of mind, you’ll be able to do that from a place of peace and understanding.
We talk more about tools for handling, stress and reactivity in my 1:1 and group programs. In fact, I have a new 1:1 program offering I’m really excited about! If you’d like to learn more about it, schedule a Free Healing Activation Call.
Save the Date – Liver Cleanse April 20th – 28th – Details Coming Soon!
I wanted to create the best possible guided liver cleanse program for you all and can’t wait to share it with you. And speaking of surrendering, especially on the technical side of it all, I’m handing it over!
Surprise Juicing Setup Video In The Trailer
Here’s a quick video snippet I decided to share with you all of my juicing setup in the trailer – woot! Although the video was cut short, the celery juice continued flowing during this beautiful trip.
I felt great, which is perhaps why I was able to surrender so easily.
What are you surrendering? Please share your thoughts in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!