THE AFTERMATH of a storm.. Yesterday I had spent the day preparing and decorating the house for an outdoor (emphasis on outdoor) Christmas Party, despite the weather report flagging at 4 pm there was a 90% chance that there would be lightning, rain, thunder. Well sure enough at 4 pm on the dot when guests were arriving, the rain started, followed by thunder and then lightning ⛈ causing absolute carnage with my decorations, marquee and the beautiful outfits of my guests. The marquees started flapping, food got wet, guests were seeking refuge inside from the ‘elements’, kids thought it was fabulous fun and started running out into it screaming... total CARNAGE. Some of us thought it was hilarious, some of us fled to get out of it, others started rushing around trying to move furniture and anchor the marquees.
It has got me thinking about the roles we all play when faced with chaos and unpredictability. When it comes to ‘life’ storms what role do you play?... do you surrender and dance in the rain, seek refuge until it has passed, try to control it and resist it?
Though most importantly once the storm has passed and you are left with the aftermath, what actions are you taking to manage the carnage, whether that be the loss of your job, a loved one, a ‘bad’ day/week, relationship breakdown, sickness, financial difficulties , an emotional gathering with your family at Christmas. Our modern world often requires us to move forward quickly after the storm, leaving us with no time or space to really appreciate and grow from our experiences.
No matter how big or small your storm maybe, create space to....................⚡️reflect and acknowledge you have just been through a storm and survived !
⚡️re-build and connect with yourself, with your loved one/s
⚡️self-care, do things that centre and soothe you ⚡️take the lessons you needed to learn so you can grow
⚡️honour your strength
⚡️think about what’s next and how you might go about re-designing a life you will LOVE !
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