How to Follow Your Calling During Difficult Times
You know what it’s like. Sometimes life throws you a curve-ball, usually when you’re least expecting it. Things are chugging along nicely, your job is good, you’re happy, you’ve found your calling and life is good!
But then maybe you lose your job, you get sick, or a family member gets sick.
Something happens that’s out of your control, and you’re suddenly struggling to find your way.
How do you keep following your calling when you’re finding it hard just keeping things together?
There are three simple things you can do to take back control of your life, stay afloat and not lose touch with your life purpose.
Take some time to analyze all the activities that are taking your time and energy. Eliminate as many things as possible that are energy sappers, or that don’t honor your calling.
If there’s something in your life that feels like an obligation or is something you dread, don’t do it!
Focus on the crucial things, the things that you must do, and then the things you want to do. Keep focused on your calling it shouldn’t be a luxury or an obligation.
Outsource what you can, if you can. Do NOT go into debt to outsource!!
2. Maintain self-awareness
If you’re having a tough time, it’s imperative that you don’t give up your power. And your power lies in how you respond to situations. Take some time to notice how you’re feeling what emotions are coming up.
You’ll likely feel angry, hurt, even scared. And that’s natural and a normal response to stress. But you don’t have to stay there.
You can choose to feel helpless or vulnerable.
To lash out and blame others for your situation. Or you can decide how you will react.
What attitude will you choose to take? Look outside yourself and see how the way you respond and behave will influence your friends, family, and colleagues. Will you be an inspiration and a helper, or a doomsayer and energy vampire?
3. Choose to tune in to what makes you happy
Choosing to be happy in the face of adversity is not irresponsible or foolish.
It is part of taking control of the situation and choosing not to be crushed by it.
Keep your energy high and make space for the things that make you happy.
Studies have shown that having a life purpose can help you deal better with stress and increase your resilience. So your calling should be front and center, no matter what else is happening in your life.
Join the Purpose Project and dive deeper into figuring out YOUR life’s purpose. What makes you dance? What gets YOU into the flow?
Inside the purpose project you will find a beautiful guide book, checklist and video guided training. It’s actually not training, but more of a process of looking at yourself, your passions and figuring out the answers for YOU.
The workbook helps you organize your thoughts, and really hone in on what matters for YOU.
Check it out: HERE
Be sure to check out a couple of other resources that you might find helpful during difficult times!!
Okay, first is the meditation guide. This guide gives some ideas on starting a meditation practice — just 10 minutes per day.
Meditation can help you refocus, stay calm or get calm.
Second is the Success Mindset Guide — These self worth affirmations can be part of your success mindset plan. They are a great place to start!
Developing a success mindset can help your feelings of low self worth. Pick up my guide to build your success mindset along with the comprehensive daily planner. When you plan for success and work on success, your mindset shifts. Low self worth is not possible with a success mindset or a growth mindset.
When you work on your own mindset, you will see a shift.
Download the guide today. HERE