This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!  

Recognizing and accepting emotionality

I surprise myself at how much emotion I can feel in the span of a couple of days. I’ve had a few “holy sh*t” (H.S.) moments, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

One of them was listening to Chris Hadfield speak at The Art of Leadership Conference on Monday. I still have aftershocks from his talk – and it wasn’t just because I got to meet him. I realized how much I didn’t know about Hadfield prior to that moment. I just have so much admiration for him and the lessons he had for us in preparing for the life we want to lead.

Went back to work on Tuesday and have started to finalize more of the projects we’ll be working on as of October. At the end of last month I had a H.S. moment because we had a lot of inquiries come in about starting new projects for September. It turns out some of them got delayed and we’re likely starting on them in a few weeks time. Which gives me a sigh of relief because at least we have some time to brace for them and work out game plans. So sometimes the initial H.S. moment is just to get our bodies ready for what’s to come.

(Yes, I am meditating twice daily in between all of this.)

And I keep forgetting that my wedding is not a year away (summer 2016), it is 10 months away. So while it’s not time to panic, I do have to remind myself that we will have to plan things every now and then leading up to the big day next year so that we are not leaving things to the last minute and scrambling.

I have also more recently experienced working with women, and observing them have some of these moments. Some I relate to, and some I don’t – which is a good thing when I’m able to step back and not get emotional in the moment with them. Sometimes it’s good to have the clear head or take the time needed to step back. As a woman it’s difficult to do, but not impossible.

I realized that despite whether we put the label “good” or “bad” on these experiences, the H.S. is what it is. It’s just in the moment, and then it passes.

I knew that I saw a vlog by Mastin Kipp on a similar topic, so here it is. Let’s all breathe in our overwhelm, and grow with it.

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