August 24, 2020
Word of the Week: Groundedness
An hour and a half before my interview with Laura Bell Bundy—one of the biggest moments in my career—my dad and I got into a heated argument. In a matter of minutes, my state shifted from calm and collected to so-mad-I-was-shaking. Livid, I thought to myself, “Why would he pick a fight with me right before my interview?”
Old me would have either 1) had a meltdown or 2) forced myself to prep for the interview even though I was upset. This time, though, I caught myself before flying down one of the not-so-helpful rabbit holes and decided the best thing I could do was to ground my energy.
Even though I was still nervous, I got on the live with a clear energy field and a heart that no longer felt heavy and out of sorts from the argument. I stayed present and focused throughout the conversation with Laura and more than anything, I had fun!
This is the work—when real life shit happens and you need to draw everything you’ve practiced to recalibrate your nervous system in real time. It’s never convenient. In fact, I’d argue that the work often pops up in the most inconvenient times. But, that’s just the universe saying, “Baby, I know you don’t feel ready to do this, but I’ve got you.”
Ask Yourself: What helps me ground my energy when I feel stressed?
Weekly Mantra: Everything I need to recenter is within me.
When in Doubt, Jam It Out!
Snapback by Old Dominion (Follow the Spotify playlist “Jam it Out with Elizabeth” to stay up-to-date with the weekly tunes 🎵)
Things I Think You’ll Love:
Check out my latest on Talkspace “Six Ways to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Week” to learn:
How to practice self-care during the summer months
How to prioritize your mental health
The importance of slowing down and how to do it
The benefits of practicing patience
Wishing you a calm and grounded week ahead!