Don’t you just love the word cacophony It’s one of those words that means just what it sounds like.
Cacophony means a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds.
This past week, after all the fun of YouWeek, my brain would not settle down.There truly was cacophony in my head, and I was all stirred up. It was hard to focus, stop working or spend time in quiet solitude.
I just didn’t feel like I could stop.
Other words for cacophony are discord, racket, and caterwauling– yup, caterwauling. That was what was all in my head.
So the real question is, how does a creator change chaos to calm?
What choices could I make to settle the excitement, nervous tension, and general stress of the big YouWeek push and come back to my centered self?
Well, friend, I can only tell you what I did. I’d love to hear what you would do!
I sat outside. I felt the air on my cheek and the sun on my tense shoulders.
I went for a walk with my grand girls and listened to them prattle on and giggle as the carefree, carefully taught, and loved children they are. That was delightful.
I wrote in my journal. It’s something that lets all the tension of life pour out onto the page. That feels good.
I took time to savor my food. It had been a few weeks of eating at my desk- you know, those days. It was time to stop. Eat at the table. Breathe and bless my food. SAVOR.
I visited with my friends and my family. Gosh, it was good to sit out on the swing and just be with the people I love.
I took time to go back to meditation. Notice- I said GO BACK.
Did you know that every time you step away from something, you can choose to go back? No guilt.No strain.No judgment. That option is always there for you to just choose to go back.
Ultimately, it’s like I chose to Re-Turn.
When I turned from anxious crafting and building, problem-solving, and yes, pushing- permission to be human, y’all, I simply re-turned to what I know works for me.
I found calm. I found compassion. I found mindfulness- returning. And guess what? I found hope.
A little rest and a little re-turning will do that for you.
No more cacophony! Just a happy brain that’s ready for more creating.
May your week be calm and filled with creation!
All my love,
CMH Coaching for Life