Hello ! And welcome to Season 2, Episode 4 of our Path of Presence Podcast, available at: www.PathofPresence.com/podcast
Our theme for this season is all about the journey of presence - of being present to the process of entrepreneurship - of building a business, and of living a thriving, balanced and integrated life.
Last week’s episode is about getting focused.
We’ve all heard the saying: “There is a time and a place for everything.”
This week, we’re looking at putting everything in its right and perfect bucket. I want to give some direction as to how to get out of feeling overwhelmed (If that where you are) and how to get organized so that there is calm in the order.
So I find the best way from to achieve calm while in overwhelm is to simply take a breath.
Let's do this together, shall we? Release your breathe and let all the air out of your body temple. Exhale.
And together, we inhale….hold at the top of the inhale for 3 seconds, and then exhale super slow.
Do that again, at your own pace and I’ll talk through why this practice of breath is really a science.
Holding the breath at the top of the inhale provides a window of time, and space for oxygen exchange.
So rather than the rapid fire of fight or flight, we are easing into the possibility of our parasympathetic system, allowing the relaxation relaxation and higher functioning to activate.
When we are in our fight or flight response, we are essentially acting from our reptilian brain, (and remember that reptiles often eat their own young for survival!).
Taking a breath interrupts our pattern, helps us to come back to ourselves, and the relaxation response creates a way for our neurons to access our higher thinking functions, rather than being zapped to act on impulse.
Okay - so enough of that explanation - by now, you should have taken 3 long deep breathes and hopefully are open and receptive to today’s topic of putting things in their proper buckets to conquer stress and overwhelm.
There are 5 essentially buckets that you can put into systems:
- Marketing (and I would put sales into this category)
- Client (Management, service, and retention)
- Products (Inventory. service, program, ebook, songs, art pieces)
- Administrative (operations, research, emails, newsletters, website, analysts, etc)
- Financial (anything that has to do with income versus expenses)
Take this list of 5 items and put all things you are worried about that are on your lists, your lists of list, all that is rattling in your head, all the creative ideas and solutions that come (conversations, reading, what you see online) and put the item of interest under one of these buckets…
Seeing this list from a perspective will help you regain sanity and order, giving you an organized way to see what is on your heart - a visual of what needs to be done and a way to prioritize what is important.
Over the next three weeks - we’ll be talking about getting what's on your heart (and in your heart) in alignment and balance of what you are here to do, and to do so in a way that is congruent with who you are as a person and as a soul.
Next week - we’ll take about vision and do some guided visioning right here on our podcast to help you gain clarity as to which direction you might want to take your business.
Following that, we’ll talk about the ideas of being spirit led and hearted centered…and I can’t wait!
Alright - that’s it for today, folks!
Thanks for joining me today - It is a privilege and a pleasure to be part of your sacred journey. This is Evelyn foreman with Path of Presence, sending you good jujus and see you on the next episode!