How Heavy Is Your Cup - CEO Moments with Darren Langille
Today’s call is near and dear to my heart…
About a week and a half ago I found myself at home going through the dinner time hustle with the kids. I was on my phone and I felt a huge feeling of being out of control.
I was self aware enough that I needed to step away from the situation to get a few things accomplished. There was so much going on in my head that was unresolved - and I was at a point where it was impossible for me to act ‘normal’ around my family - I had to step away and get something out of my head and into my notes.
The next morning I woke up with a migraine as as the kids were getting ready I was still lying in bed trying to get moving.
The only way I can describe it was anxiety.
I went to yoga that day as it was part of my normal routine - and my instructor shared some thoughts that hit me hard. She started talking about ‘anxiety’ - what are the odds?
She asked “how heavy is my cup of water” the answer depends on ‘how long you need to hold the cup’. If you only need to hold it for a second - it’s light, for an hour you might start cramping, hold it all day and well - you probably can’t.
Small issues (anxiety) and feel like small issues - but when we carry them for a long time they can cripple us.
How can I learn from this experience?
I became obvious to me that I had way more on my mind then I could deal with. My mind and my body were telling me I needed to deal with some of these things and put down the glass of water.
What are the things in your life and business that need to be resolved?
What are the things that have been ‘open’ for far too long?
Perhaps your thinking (like me) that ‘I got this’ or ‘I work better under stress’….
I’ve always prided myself on being able to ‘handle’ more than most - but it had gone too far.
As I reflected on this all I tried to figure out:
“how did I get to this point?”
“how did I get off track?”
What behaviours or actions that got me here… have I started to ignore?
Next time you're feeling a little out of control find a quiet place and ask yourself some of these questions.