Having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day like Alexander? The first thing you need to do is recognize that the plan aren’t isn’t going the way you’d hoped. Maybe the meeting stalled, maybe collaborators started being more gruff than helpful. Next thing, Stop everything. Take a minute to yourself to think about whether or not you want to see the project or work progress.
Don’t get down though, it is possible to turn a bad day into a good one. To make a meeting where fighting is happening into one in which a lot gets accomplished. Press the reset button so to speak. So, if you are banging your head against the wall and nothing is changing, take a minute to determine if you can get past the hump. Don’t forget that is also alright too to put something aside, since sometimes the best move is to walk away, but first try one of these…
1) Place your feet on the floor and close your eyes. Breathe in and feel the breath moving through your body. Breathe out and feel any tensions in your body releasing. Continue to breathe and release in this After a minute gently open your eyes and once re-acclimated move on.
2) Close your eyes, place your feet on the floor, and settle into the moment & your breath. Feel the energy in your body reaching downward like the roots of a tree towards the earth. Continue reaching your energy downward until you feel your ‘roots’ reach the very center of the Earth. Take a few breaths like thing and then slowly open your eyes and move on.
You can do any of these three exercises with a group or alone but you should notice that after doing it you feel better and ready to tackle the challenge in a more calm, head-on manner.