You’re sick and miserable for 3 days, in bed as much as possible or collapsed on the couch with half opened eyes when you’re forced into “parenting” (to make sure the kids don’t burn down the house or stick their fingers in an outlet) and cooking is unwrapping or reheating some type of food, throwing it on a paper plate and trying to hold yourself together.
Then, when you’re recovered enough to start to worry about the fact that you haven’t opened your computer in days, the rest of your family comes down with whatever just sank you. This was my life 2 weeks ago.
I was a hot mess. The work didn’t get done. Things got cancelled. And when I finally got back to it, the overwhelm was real.
In the past I would have jumped back into a frenzied and impossible game of catch up and stressed myself out for weeks.
Instead, I refocused myself with my anchoring practices. These are the things I do to help me find my center, and find alignment once again in myself, my life and my business – before I got back to work.
Getting distracted and blown off course is just a part of life. There’s no way to avoid it… the practice of redirecting yourself is what really matters.
Here I’ll share with you some of my suggestions for anchoring practices that every #bossbabe and #momboss can use. Most of these practices are simple, relatively quick and easy. So simple that it’s just as easy to do them as to not do them. But, in making the deliberate and intentional choice to DO THEM, you can experience wildly powerful shifts in your life and business.
Anchoring practices help you to connect deeply and powerfully with YOU. When you bring your fullest expression – your beautiful, quirky, enthusiastic self to the table, you are the most dynamic, powerful and effective in your business. Worry, fear, stress and pressure shadow the bright and brilliant you. Anchoring practices bring you back to yourself so you can shine.
Sometimes you work IN your business, providing services, creating content, selling a product that actually brings in the money. Other times you are working ON your business, looking at the big picture and managing the different moving parts.
In the same way, you can be IN your mind, thinking, planning, feeling, doing… or you can be OBSERVING what’s happening in your mind. Journaling, meditation or thought practices like using affirmations are all ways to anchor your mind.
Being in your body; moving, singing, dancing or simply breathing help you connect and be present. Worrying about the future (or all the things to catch up on) or thinking about the past (all the things you didn’t get done) doesn’t help in this moment. Moving your body anchors you. Moving your body in a way that’s joyful and fun is even better. Other things like getting a massage to relieve stress or returning to your preferred eating habits will help anchor your body too.
The space around you affects your work. If there’s a jumbled mess in your environment it can cause chaos in your mind. There are times of day that your mind is sharpest and you’re most effective. Anchoring back into your time, your place and your systems will help you to jump back in. If you need to clean up a little or get some rest so tomorrow you enjoy your morning coffee and work sesh, do that first.
You can anchor into your business by review. You may have been in the middle of a project but now you’re approaching another deadline. Spend a little time reviewing the status of things, your most pressing priorities and make a new action plan for yourself. If you try to go back to what was happening, you might feel yourself scrambling, flustered and feeling behind. A quick review will help you recenter and be most effective moving forward.
These anchoring practices are not just helpful for when things are challenging or distracting. Let’s face it, distraction is a part of life. Finding your own anchoring practices can help you bring a new energy and vitality to your life and your business everyday so you can stay in the flow more often.
I challenge you to choose a few anchoring practices to try for yourself. It doesn’t matter which you do. It matters that you find something that makes you feel good and brings out the best in you.
If you are hitting up against some resistance or struggling to implement your own anchoring practices, I’d love to chat about it in a FREE NAVIGATION CALL. In this call and in my coaching practice, I can help you find your direction and deal with the obstacles that you face in your journey.
In my practice, I help women and mama entrepreneurs find alignment in their bodies, lives and businesses.