Maintaining equilibrium emotionally, physically and spiritually is key to being happy-focused-disciplined- successful in all areas of life. Emotionally, it’s the opposite of being “stuck in a rut” and it’s about being positive. Physically, it can translate to strength and flexibility. Spiritually, maintaining hope in tumultuous times. It’s about staying centered and grounded and making “right” choices.
You may be asking yourself, how is this possible when things are often unpredictable, uncertain and in crisis mode, especially for entrepreneurs. There are unforeseen dips in our sales, new clients. Family emergencies and global crisis impact our time, energy and clear thinking. Sometimes it can seem that we’ve been doing everything right – as we’ve been mentored – coached, and these strategies have worked previously – and now they don’t! It can get truly frustrating; testing our personal and entrepreneurial patience and creating self-doubt.. It’s easy to create positive patterns and habits when life and work is going smoothly. It can be quite challenging while being swept away by negative forces. Many entrepreneurs, including myself, have learned how to be more resilient and maintain equilibrium (most of the time). There are skill sets of meditation, relaxation breathing, visualization and “tapping” (EFT- Emotional Freedom Techniques) that all add into helping an individual maintain focus and be positive. Exercising, eating healthfully and being in healthy relationships are naturally fortifying. Here are a few tips to accelerate the process:
* Think of possibilities from different perspectives.
* Stop talking in absolutes. Eliminate the words nothing and never from self-talk.
* Set specific goals that are attainable.
* When you are feeling down due to personal circumstances, take stock of your strengths. Feel grateful.
* Lower the stakes, not the standards: Don’t have your whole life riding on the outcome of one event
* Savor small triumphs, steps leading to the bigger picture.
* Set aside self-blame and learn from your mistakes.
* Surround yourself with positive people
* Do not read, watch or listen to the news if you become “too upset”.
* Take a few minutes each day to reflect on your feelings.
* Cultivate generosity and gratitude.
You are the only one who can control your attitude. By focusing on what is strong and enduring and seeing your potential and the potential of your entrepreneurial business, you can take calculated risks and overcome challenges. It takes an open, creative mind free from anxiety for entrepreneurs to pick up on opportunities and creative solutions. They are out there ready to be accessed by your positive and resilient radar!