The Eye of The Storm

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase before. The eye of the storm is the center of a tornado or hurricane. That space in the very middle where everything is completely calm. Even with all of the chaos swirling around it.

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like they have a lot going on right now? Admittedly, comparing life to a tornado or hurricane is a bit dramatic, but May heading into June is a busy time.

Valerie Garcia, one of my all time favorite speakers called it May-cember in her recent newsletter. That time when schedules are full and we keep telling ourselves to ‘just get through it’ and things will calm down in 2 weeks. I’ll get back on track, caught up, refocused, etc, in a few weeks. I just need to power through right now.

I caught myself laughing realizing she had perfectly described my life in this moment.

For the record, I love everything about my life. It’s filled with many beautiful things, so this doesn’t need to mean that anything bad is happening, but a lot is still a lot. When I look at my calendar, there isn’t as much open space as I typically like. (For the record that may be somewhat of a good thing because I’m a lot more focused and getting more done in less time, but that’s a topic for another post.)

I’m noticing that my tendency right now is to over commit. To fill the spaces in my calendar because I can. Which means there are things I’m putting off. Actions I’m not taking that will get me closer to my goals.

And so with all of it. The full schedule, the gratitude of all that is there, it’s also important to take a step back. Or better yet, a step within. To check in. To be the eye of the storm.

To ask questions like:

  • Is this serving me?
  • Does it bring me joy?
  • Am I nurturing myself?
  • Does this need to be done?
  • Does it need to be done by me?
  • What is the smallest action I can take today to continually move me towards my goals?

I’m curious? What questions do you ask yourself when life gets busy? How do you decide what makes it on the calendar and what doesn’t?

To your success!

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