In life we get tested and tried, things don’t always go according to plan, there are good and bad surprises around every corner. You can be thrilled, excited, disappointed, crushed, frightened, hurt and redeemed all in one journey…and that’s what life is isn’t it? Every day is a journey. The best way to handle those moments is with as much grace, humor and flexibility as one can muster. Every philosophy, religion, personal fitness plan and inspirational Instagram quote teaches going with the flow and non attachment. You don’t want to be the reed that breaks. Trees sway with the wind. Birds soar on air currents. Flexibility is survival. The moment you hang on too tight, attach yourself to an outcome or don’t allow yourself to let go and move past certain situations you upset the natural balance of things and make life infinitely harder on yourself.
The point to remember is that the SMH moments of life are not the end of the world…sometimes they are actually the beginning of another great adventure or an opportunity for a good laugh. We WILL get rerouted, lose our luggage, get flat tires and drop our favorite lipstick in the toilet at the bar. We WILL face job rejection, love rejection and foods that don’t sit well at the most inopportune times. So how will you handle it? With panic or with grace? In the end, it’s up to you.
So learn to relax, have a good laugh, enjoy the ride and realize that we are all exactly where we need to be.
Here are a few ways to take the edge off.
1. READ…a real book. Technology overload can get the best of us. Take a break to just read. Plus, you can dog ear your favorite pages, highlight great quotes and write notes in the margins. When you finish an outstanding book pay it forward with a note for someone else to enjoy…leave it at a coffee shop or in a train station.
2. SLEEP…has the power to heal and rejuvenate. For a good night of sleep our essentials include ear plugs, eye mask and lavender oil – which is known for its power to reduce anxiety and emotional stress. We love Majestic Pure Lavender Essential Oil.
3. BREATHE…Practice the 4-7-8 breathing technique. Breathe in for four seconds, hold for seven, breathe out for eight. The crazier your schedule is the more important it is to sit in silence for even a small bit of time each day. If you need a little extra help with your practice we love The Honest Guys videos on YouTube…and they’re free!
4. SAVE TIME…with dry shampoo. Feeling rushed can lead to feeling stressed. Dry shampoo is the ‘better than sliced bread’ product of the beauty world and eliminates the process of washing, heating and styling your hair on those busy mornings. It’s also a great way to freshen up after a long flight or before a dinner date. We love Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo.
Enjoy the magic!
Beauty Coach Team