The Being & The Doing EPISODE 4:
Finding Calm in the Midst of Chaos
If life was always smooth sailing then we wouldn’t need to learn how to go with the flow. From minor irritations to major crises, stress is an inevitable part of life. Unfortunately, when things are hectic or uncertain, we tend to react in ways that may in fact add to our stress.
In this episode Laurel shares how to manage with greater ease the inevitable ups and downs of life.
HIGHLIGHTS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS
- life is an unexpected experience 1:09
- a misconception about going with the flow 3:54
- the key to resilience 6:20
- your mindset makes a difference 8:46
- finding inner calm 11:54
- this episode’s homework 15:03
Here’s the link to the page for your Being & Doing homework. It includes a little guide with some ideas about making time for both action and awareness. Download it HERE. When you grab it you will also get my weekly tips about living life the mindful way.
Here’s a blog about how to shift your perspective
Curious about the skillset approach to well-being? Check out the Well-being By Design model
THIS EPISODE’S HOMEWORK
Something to think about:
What does calm feel like?
In our hyper-stressed world, it might have been a while since you experienced a sense of calm. Think about a time when you felt calm – what was that like?
Something to try:
Pause periodically in your day and ask yourself “How am I doing things right now?”
When you ask yourself that question, you are really asking how well you are going with the flow of whatever is happening in the moment. When we pause to ask how we are doing, we give ourselves the chance to switch from being stressed to being calm, grounded and confident.
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CREDITS: The Being & The Doing podcast is produced by Neela Bell. Voiceovers by Jason Harris. Music is GoodMorning Sunshine by Yoav Alyagon and Firefly by Scott Buckley.