Power Through the Rough Patches

Power Through the Rough Patches

This week, we’re thinking about how to sustain momentum during tough times. Anne M. Mulcahy, named as one of the Most Powerful Women by Forbes and former-CEO of Xerox, reminds us how to keep going during our most challenging moments:

 

 

 

 

Building momentum in our lives is a challenging but rewarding practice. Committing to good habits when things are going swimmingly seems to be easy compared to when the storm clouds come rolling through. Developing the ability to do something for ourselves everyday (even if it’s small) is worth investigating, especially when our communal or personal world becomes difficult to bear.

What happens when our daily lives are turned upside down, become some scary, heavy, or uncertain? When there’s a global pandemic (looking at you, Corona), a sick family member, or just a really bad day? Sustaining momentum may be the last thing on our minds as we struggle just to make it through the days. Momentum is the force or the energy an object moves with and to help ourselves out of these troughs, sustaining it is key. 

Let’s be clear though -- your practice absolutely does not need to be perfect every day, look or feel a certain way (and no one is expecting it too). During the tough times, it might be easier to sustain momentum if we can forgive ourselves for not doing it perfectly every time and instead applaud ourselves for showing up. 

Maybe you try to stick with making your bed, a daily two-minute meditation, or midday stretch. If one day the pillows on your bed aren’t perfect, or you meditate for one minute thirty seconds instead, forgive yourself and keep 👏🏾it 👏🏾moving👏🏾! Thank yourself for taking the time to practice despite everything else going on. 

One day, these practices might become integral to your daily/weekly rituals and allow you to reclaim control of your precious energy.

We’d love to hear from you! (you can reply directly to this email):

What makes it difficult to sustain momentum? How can you combat that? What are little things that make the hard days a little easier? 

 

📖 How 8 Psychologists Handle Bad Days  (6 mins): Touches on doing rewarding work and acknowledging that it is a bad day. 

🎥 The Importance of Making Your Bed In The Morning (6 mins): Start your day off with completing one thing, and let it snowball.  

That's all for now. Have an inspired week ahead :)

P.S. Any feedback or thoughts you have to share would mean the world to us :). Feel free to reply and share! If this you've been forwarded this edition of The Weekly Circle, don't miss the next one!



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