💎 Friday Gems #14 (One. Thing. At. A. Time)
This week I bring only one gem but it is an important one.
I love working from home but some days it can be a challenge, especially on the days when everything happens all at once for example:
My calendar fills up with meetings.
I need to prepare for a presentation.
I need to go pick up my kids from school.
My son needs to find his favorite toy.
The contractor is coming soon who I need to meet.
I need to go running and not skip this time.
I also need to write the newsletter issue and not skip this time.
All this can become overwhelming quickly.
I feel a panic start to develop.
At first, it's a subtle voice that I notice but I overlook.
Slowly the voice gets louder and louder.
The voice takes up more space and starts to push everything else aside.
My heartbeat increases and eventually, I panic and can't focus on anything because I am worried about everything.
Maybe you've been there too.
Today's gem is exactly what we need to prevent the overwhelm and to keep from panicking so I'm changing things up to focus on one gem only because of how important this message is.
I hope this gem resonates with you and helps you be more present in your daily life.
💎 One. Thing. At. A.Time.
I love Arnold Schwarzenegger.
There, I said it!
Ever since the pandemic started I have been reading Arnold's newsletter and his positive vibes are infectious. When the world seemed dark and cold from the isolation, his words were encouraging and supportive like a big warm hug.
The man just knows how to keep it real.
Even though he is successful he knows how to relate to the people who are struggling, I guess it's because of his own meager beginnings from when he moved to the US and made his way to Hollywood.
In the latest issue of his newsletter called Arnold's Pump Club, Arnold shares a gem, a mantra we can use in our own lives when things get out of control when we become scattered and we become overwhelmed.
The mantra is One. Thing. At. A. Time.
Arnold has a busy schedule that starts as soon as he wakes up and then it's go, go, go, interviews, tv appearances, video shoots, and the list goes on. Being this busy can bring a lot of stress but he chooses to focus on one thing at a time instead of worrying about everything that needs to be done.
Here is a mantra to use when you begin to feel overwhelmed:
As the tasks in your day pile up.
As the meetings on your calendar pile up.
As the demands from your day pile up and your stress levels begin to rise...
Take a moment to pause and bring your focus back to your breath and focus only on the next task or activity you need to do. Do that task with all your attention and focus. Lean into the activity as if it was the only thing you need to do.
What if you could enjoy the moment you are in and completely forget the other tasks?
How wonderful would it be?
Then move on to the next and give it your all.
This approach will help not just yourself but your family, your work, and others who need your attention and time.
Most importantly, you need your full attention to bring your best self to each and every situation.
Let’s keep it short and sweet this week.
Remember, one thing at a time!
Let me know in the comments if any of the gems resonate with you. I always love hearing from you.💜
Thanks for reading, and have a fantastic weekend!
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