The beginning of April could throw some of us into a bit of mental and emotional overwhelm. We might be feeling off-balance or find ourselves unnecessarily ruminating in an energy where we’ve let others have too much power.
For some of us, the most intense expression comes through as feeling like you’ve hit rock bottom. The less intense implications for the majority might leave us feeling like we’re off our game or like it’s really challenging to lock into our power. Know this: These situations--however they show up--can feel more emotional and dark than they really are.
If you find yourself in a struggle of this nature, know that time will heal this feeling. Don’t hold onto an assumption, bogus piece of feedback, or snarky comment that is making you feel less than, and consider the source. The bottom line here is that if you were engaging in something (work, relationship, a way of doing things) that was not in your best interest, it could be quite obvious at this time, so focus on what your specific takeaway should be and move forward.
By the time we enter the middle of April, we regain some of our mental composure and are on track to more stable footing, at least from a mental standpoint. If the exhaustion or emotional situation earlier in the month applies to you, now is a critical time to focus on recovering that expended energy.
This is a time to focus on inner healing through rest with a focus on a quiet mind. We’re feeling pressure (and it’s not going away anytime soon) but we get to control what we allow to impact us. Have you set adequate boundaries? What is the lesson of this discomfort trying to teach you? What positive and constructive coping mechanisms can you employ?
As we head into the end of the month, we’ll be ready to move on from whatever struck us weeks earlier. We’ve processed, reflected, given ourselves some time, and now, we’re primed for some release.
Uncomfortable as these cycles may be, they are critical for our bigger-picture growth. If we moved through life without adversity or challenges, how would we be pushed to evolve?
Keep this in mind for the entire duration of the month: If you are feeling challenged, think of it as a sign that you’re being called to bigger and better things. Coming up against a perceived setback is often just a nudge in a different direction or an invitation for us to move out of whatever is not serving us.
Don’t assume that the best approach to discomfort is to pack up your bags and move on; that is certainly not the case here. What needs to end? Who are you becoming and what do you need to let go of in order to support yourself on the journey?
Theme: Turning to people around you when you’re overwhelmed. Engaging with your core people to help remind yourself of your power and strength. Staying determined, focused, and disciplined, specifically as it pertains to the mental plane.
Challenge: Overcoming challenges and perceived setbacks even when your mind tells you it’s not possible.
Opportunity: BIG opportunity to let go of experiences that otherwise could make you feel resentful. Observe. What is just below the surface that you’re not seeing?