When you are chilling out n relaxing how do you feel?
When you are called to action expectedly or unexpectedly how do you feel?
Here is a cool except written by Aurelius and cited by Brian Johnson at Optimize.me
“When force of circumstance upsets your equanimity, lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it.” (Aurelius).
‘Equanimity = calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation.”
If you having a bubble bath or all curled up on the sofa it’s pretty easy to be calm n composed.
But, but, but…wait for it…
When you in a difficult situation can you retain some level of composure?
How cool would it be to recover a sense of self control while under ‘fire’.
A first step is to become aware of how you operate when under pressure. When you last faced a time of difficulty, how did you feel?
What would it take for you to have calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation?
What does a picture of that look like for you?
Imagine being ‘chilled’ but alert and then something unexpected comes along to potentially distract.
Now imagine a future you handling that distraction or difficulty with a quick turnaround time and returning to your reinstated composure.
p.s. bubble baths are cool and so are challenges. Both have a place in your growth and recovery.