Recently it's felt like I'm on an edge...an edge of the excitement of what’s coming next, and also anxiety about what’s coming next.
Ever felt like you were on a similar edge?
For me this edge has arisen from my career transition. After being in Advertising Sales since 2002, I left a month ago to begin speaking + writing full-time. Amazing plans for corporate workshops, talks in schools, books and more are in the works. I'm so excited to soar!
And also have been so anxious to fall!
This edge of anxiety and excitement reminds me of a favorite science fun fact...Physiologically we experience anxiety and excitement almost exactly the same in our bodies.
Butterflies in your belly. Your heart beating faster as cortisol surges through your veins. Your body temperature rising.
Am I describing being excited? Or being anxious?
Dancing on the excited/freaked-out edge has me practice keeping myself on the positive-side of my thoughts. I practice by reminding myself of the Truth, and then choosing how I want to feel.
The Truth is that I know each moment of my life has delivered me right here, right now. The Truth is that I know I've got everything I need to be successful. The Truth is that what's being done through me feels divinely purposeful. The Truth is that I am a badass mama jamma who could never completely fall 'cause when I do I always pick myself up and get back moving on UP!
Reminded of these Truths, I decide which side of the edge I want to live on. Excitement wins every time! The more I practice, the easier it becomes to stay in the positive mindset of excitement.
If you find yourself on a similar edge, please practice with me!
Notice when your body feels anxious/excited. Ask yourself for the Truth of the situation. Ask yourself if anxiety or excitement is going to be what gets you to where you want to be. And then decide which side of the edge you want to live on right now!
The power is ours to fly from our edges into amazingness. So my sweet loves, LET'S USE IT!