Did you know that the word "busy" means "meddlesome" and "interfering" and everytime we use phrases like, "I am so busy" or "I am too busy too,," we pushe away the exact connection or support we both need and desire during intense times.
Or how putting up our busy badge is disempowering and isolating vs empowering and connecting?
Or have you ever considered how you navigate intensity when you either actively engage in it or it unexpectedly find yourself standing the midst of it?
In the decade plus of my research for what became the book Overwhelmed and Over It, and is one of the root of my feminie leadership work is this:
Instensity is part of life. Intensity is not good or bad, although some kinds of intensity feels so much more empowering than others. It's what the tools we have for navigating within the intensity that make all the difference.
In your life, there will be times you choose intensity. And there will be times when the intensity happen to you - out of your control or desire.
Most of us have been woefully educated or prepared how to move - how to dance - through intensity. So we grind, strive, push through it, or find ourselves in the middle of puddle, or a confusion, anxiety, frustration, overwhelm storm within it.
Add to that how our overculture has made "being busy" a badge of honor and success. Or how we've been taught that working hard and realizing success means pushing through until the project is done or goal is reached, to the detriment of our own mind, body, spirit and emotional wellbeing is just how it is.
And you can explain of what seems normal in our society is actually anything but.
There is a different way to be with the intense times in our lives - chosen or found, stretching or struggling - that empower us to move through it with grace, gumption and more support and connection.
Which is why I chose to call us together for this conversation and exploration of Feminine Power Time - #193 - Dancing Through Intensity: 5 Practices to Stay Sustained In Busy, Challenging, or High Output Times.
Tune is as we explore and apply to your life now and in the future:
For this session, I invite you to bring your copy of the book Overwhelmed and Over It: Embrace Your Power to Stay Centered and Sustained in a Chaotic World with you. If you don't have your copy yet - chose a place to buy your copy from here.
Mostly -- bring any situation you find yourself in right now - or in the recent past - that felt overwhelming, busy, too much of a stretch, intense, even if you chose it .... and then take these practices and wisdom teachings into your life and see what happens!
with great heart,
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