As the deadline for filing taxes here in the US looms before us, I have to say I am extremely grateful that my wonderful husband gets ours done early.
I know this time of the year can be a stressor for many people.
On top of that, there are a couple of holidays and possibly even spring break time, depending on where you live.
How do you keep the calm through all this?
As we are in the month of Stress Awareness…take note: does waiting until the last minute to do your taxes stress you out?
Do the holidays cause you distress because it changes up your routine?
Having time off for Spring break seems like it’s a good thing, but it can bring on more stress because there is more to arrange and do.
Having time off for Spring break seems like it’s a good thing, but it can bring on more stress because there is more to arrange and do. Does this happen to you?
Don’t make any judgements about your answers, just notice.
And, if you do notice you feel stressed thinking about these, then become curious, and ask yourself some questions.
“What is it about tax time stresses me out?” “Is it the deadline? Having to pay taxes? Is it a fear of not having enough money that might be due?”
What is it about holidays or spring break that causes me to feel uneasy?
“Am I overwhelmed trying to do too much? Am I not putting up healthy boundaries?”
“What else can I do differently to not feel stressed?”
“I wonder how I can make it easier for myself moving forward…”
By asking yourself some questions, by being curious about what does have you feel stressed, you are opening up to receiving information for yourself that is very valuable to your happiness.
The more we can identify what is causing us to feel stressed and/or anxious, the more we need to look at the list of things that make us feel good, as in the article on The Energy of Happiness, the more we are building that foundation of happiness and inner calm.
Which all lead to finding the best solutions for ourselves that will give more peace of mind and way less stress.
One of my all time favorite tools to use on a daily basis is gratitude.
I’ve written about it many times and will continue to do so, as it’s such an important “tool” or practice to uplevel our happiness set point.
To refresh yourself on how to do a simple gratitude practice, check out the article Gratefulness: The Vitamin C of Our Daily Life!
More things to tell you:
Have you gotten the Special Report on Happiness yet?
If not, here is the page to access it.
After signing up for it, you’ll be directed to the Report, which you can download and keep for yourself.
Hypnobirthing: I’ve been teaching hypnobirthing for over 21 years now.
I keep hearing back from previous hypnobirthing clients who tell me how hypnobirthing had such a positive impact on their births and used it again for their other births.
If you know anyone who is pregnant, (? Yourself?), and would like to learn hypnobirthing for their upcoming births, my next group class starts June 7th.
I’m doing fewer group classes now, and the next one after the June series isn’t until November, so either they need to get in on the June group class or take part in my private one on one sessions, which I love customizing for them.
Here is the link to share.
In closing, I am grateful to you and your participation of Mind Matters!
And, Happy Easter and/or Happy Passover to you, if you celebrate either of these holidays!