Build An Emotional Foxhole for Tough Times


Everyone has what I jokingly refer to as character-building days.

No matter who you are, you have days you feel overwhelmed by work, the weather, your family, a certain situation, another person, or just life.

These days are a fact of living in the real world.

No matter how hard you try to be perfect or have a perfect life, there will always be people and events out of your control.

Most of the time you can pull yourself up by the bootstraps and deal with the daily challenges that life has to offer you.

However, the last three years have been a huge emotional rollercoaster with shutdowns, restrictions, insane rules, and a division of people like I have never seen in my lifetime with challenging and differing views of life for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs.

We do not live on normal time, we live on money time in order to create services and products to assist others.

All this stress caused by flip flopping so-called Public Servants who seem to be doing non-beneficial things to the people who voted for them.

The educational system is failing us, the medical field has been comprised by corporate owners.

Then add in inflation, the rising costs of goods, difficulties getting staff to work for you, more taxes, more rules, and more impossible challenges daily for a business owner.

The end result is many of us, including myself, experiencing serious burn out of work, worry and stress.

As a business coach and running Success Smarts Club for business owners I’ve heard almost daily in whispers, “if I could just sell my business and be free from all this unrelenting stress but the market won’t even support that dream.”

In private conversations, many entrepreneurs have shared how reality seems to be getting more dangerous and unsettling.

It has affected the bottom lines of many businesses where clients, customers and patients are afraid to spend money.

We must prioritize and remember that we are the providers of not only services and products, we are also the providers of jobs, and clients of vendors.

We must make sure we take care of ourselves, or we will not have the ability to take care of the people we think of as our TEAM.

If there was ever a time you must nurture yourself and honor your emotions it would be now.

Create an emotional foxhole for yourself and retreat from the world for a short time to regroup.

Society teaches us that when things go wrong, we must keep a stiff upper lip, be strong, adopt a don’t-let-them-see-you-sweat attitude.

Truthfully, this advice can create some long-term emotional problems.

We’re not taught to honor our own emotional needs.

If you go through life blocking or denying the negative feelings you experience, you become numb.

When you emotionally shut down or numb out the negative, you also block out the good in your life.

Before you know it, you’re living in a trance; you walk around unconscious of how you feel.

It’s important to grasp the concept that feelings are energy, and they need to be acknowledged.

The more you deny your feelings the more they will push for recognition.

When you take back your life and control your destiny, you must give yourself permission to also accept yourself fully.

There is value in understanding that there is an important difference between owning your negative feelings and focusing on them.

When you give yourself permission to own your feelings, you are accepting yourself for what you really feel.

It’s acceptable to allow yourself to feel helpless, unloved, de­pressed, lonely, taken advantage of, weak, insecure, afraid, unsure, confused, or lost.

Everyone has these feelings from time to time.

I know for a lot of people information like this is so much easier to consume than it is to actually implement it, and the bottom line is it is useless unless you do.

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