When I first started doing video training sessions with clients, or even my first virtual podcast.
I had that feeling of was my communication coming across well? Can I see everything that the client needed? How am I presenting myself on camera?
I was confident that I was performing to a high standard but I still had that feeling of being uncomfortable.
But then I was reading something from Mel Robbins and it was the 5 second rule. So, I did just that, I sat back, counted 5 seconds and just got on with it, and very shortly, I felt much more comfortable..
This practice helped a lot, because even though I was still at home, I suddenly felt much better and was moving through the day with much more easily..
It’s quite a simple idea: instead of having an uptight attitude about what you are doing, you can set yourself up to being more relaxed.
You can try it now… count for 5 seconds, take those breaths and sit back with ease. Come to a place where you feel relaxed and open.
It might take some practice, but most of us are holding some kind of stress that is causing tension most of the time.
If we can get to a place where we feel relaxed, not aggravated, then the things that we are doing doing during the day can be more restful, we can also finish feeling more refreshed.
So, if you’re talking to someone on a video call for an hour, it will be more of a vibrant time with that person.
Have you got lots of tasks to do? Don’t worry, just take each one with deliberate attention, while having a calming attitude towards the task.
Do just one thing at a time. Give the task your full attention, and if it’s a conversation make sure your listening to that person(s).
An easy calming attitude as you move through it.
Something else that helps me is that when I go outside just to walk or do my cardio, I like to take in everything around me. I have lots of thoughts at times, but when I am outside and feel the sun on my skin, I just take a deep breath… and then think about all the people that I am trying to help, I know that I care. Feeling nourished by everything around us, even the just the little mundane things… help us feel not so unmotivated about the things that we do.
Feeling grateful to be alive helps also.
How would you feel when you start moving through the day more comfortably?
Give it a try.