This is the last week Legacy will be working out of the space we have been in since 2008. We have no choice in the matter since the building has been sold and will be demolished to make way for a mid-rise apartment/townhouse structure. We have made our peace with the situation and have found new space that is going to be so very wonderful and we are excited about this new chapter in our business life!
But can you imagine what these next few days will be like? Working with clients, teaching classes, movers all over the place packing up books, files, supplements, our office furniture, mats and gym equipment? Then we have to move to a temporary space (for two months) while our new suite is painted, flooring put down, offices built. This will necessitate a second move from the temporary location into our new home.
Talk about stressful! The only way to get through this is to get through this. So how are we handling the stress?
We have a daily list of things that need to be done. We do one thing at a time even though some tasks are on-going and will take several days to complete and scratch off the list. We focus on the task at hand.
We are breathing! and centering ourselves so that our energy is expended in the most productive way possible. We know it will all get done and we will be moved by April 30th when we have to be out of this location. We also realize that you can’t ‘eat an elephant in one bite’. There is a progression to this move and we don’t want to run around like chickens with their heads cut off. Slow and steady wins the race.
We hold the image of the completed space in our minds like a carrot dangling in front of us! Our goal is in sight and it helps to keep our eyes on the prize while we work our way through some of the maddening, not so much fun stuff. We trust in the outcome and our ability to see this to resolution.
We are also trying to get the amount of sleep we require, eat well according to our fundamental principles of wellness, hydrate ourselves and find some time for our own exercise and movement programs. All of these things help us handle the stress in an easier, more relaxed manner without wrecking our health or upsetting the balance in our physical and emotional systems.
This isn’t rocket science. The tools we are using to deal with this temporary stress are the same tools we teach to our clients and can be used for short or long term stresses in life.
Affirmation: life is good and the future looks bright!