3 Ways to Be A Less Stressed C-Suite Executive On Friday The 13th

3 Ways to Be A Less Stressed C-Suite Executive On Friday The 13th 150 150 Holly Duckworth

Mama said there’ll be days like this
There’ll be days like this, mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there’ll be days like this
There’ll be days like this, my mama said
(Mama said, mama said)

It was the hit song in 1961 by The Shirelles.  Looking for a sweet memory you can watch the video here.

The past few days, I wake each day to the remaining light of the Full Worm Moon and pinch myself as if to check is this “real” or a movie.  It’s real.  Evidently, we are living in a time of the global pandemic, US election, and global human quarantine. Did your mom say there would be days like this?  Mine did not.

People, it does not have to be this way.  With each sunrise and sunset, we can collectively make new choices of wellness, health, connection, kindness, and mindfulness. Focus on what we share in common not what tears us apart.


Three ways to be less stressed on Friday the 13th:

  1. Affirm the good. Today write yourself an affirmation and say it to yourself when the times get tough.  Affirmations are not for the self-help gurus and the people who “have time”.  Affirmations are for everyone.  Here is an example.  I am healthy and at peace.  What you think about you bring about.  When that social media post pops in with fear – say it with me.  I am healthy and at peace.
  2. Breathe and take a moment to feel that breath move through your body. The simple act of breathing and slowing the breathing can slow stress, anxiety and overwhelm.  Seeing as we are all washing our hands more now.  Take that 20 seconds while washing your hands to breathe.  Breathe and see the anxiety going down the drain.
  3. Intention – we cannot continue to use the same conscious thoughts that got us into this mess to get us out of it. Your intention is how you set your energy in motion. While we are all still unpacking the various gifts that come from Coronavirus one of them is we are all being forced to get out of our numb routines.  This is a gift.  Taking us out of overwhelming and mind-full ness to think and feel with mindfulness (presence). Each day pick one word of how you will put your energy in motion in these interesting times.  Nobody gets up each day and says, “My intention is stress today.” But in the absence of positive intention, we end up there.  Say it with me, “My intention is wellness today.” Or pick a positive intention that feels good for you. Together we can make a more positive choice, one day at a time.  Need daily help here grab a copy of my print or ebook Everyday Mindfulness From Chaos to Calm In A Crazy World as your daily intention devotion.

Is your company issuing a travel ban? Do you or your team still need to connect, brainstorm, solve problems and explore the new frontier of leading in these “interesting” times?  This eleventh week of 2020 we are living in interesting times.  In many ways, everything has changed, and nothing has changed.  We’ve always lived in uncertainty and connectedness.  We all should have been washing our hands. Do one thing today to reset your mindset to choose faith and love over fear.

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