Tuesday January 24, 2012 #388
“The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.”
~Corra May Harris
If you are like me, I suspect you find yourself overwhelmed at times, perhaps fearful and anxious. When in this state, I become unproductive and ineffective in my work and personal roles. The causes are many – for me it can occur when I over commit, taking on more than is realistic. For others it can come from a poor self image, health issues, abusive relationships, and more. I am fortunate that I suffer from none of these but many do. What works for me and many others I have known and studied is to act as though I am not overwhelmed. By doing so, I enable myself the space to breathe, reflect, and take positive action. In this space, I can determine a path forward and more often than not, regain my balance and productive energy.
Whatever the cause of your own similar moments, I suggest you try this technique. By acting brave, you often find the courage to be brave.