There was nothing I could do. I panicked. What did it all mean?
Quite simply, my computer died. As I looked at my options, I wondered ‘why?’ I cried. I felt disconnected.
How important has my computer become? It’s my life line to my friends and my business. What would happen next?
How much work would I have to put into researching and finding a new one? And of course, how much is this going to cost? I certainly hadn’t budgeted for this? Should I give up my work, my passion, the dream of world dominance through Holistic Health, and go sell shoes instead?
All this and more rushed through my mind and heart.
And then, I slowed down and moved into the place of Acceptance. There really was no point in panicking. There was no point in worrying. And as for crying, really?
And as soon as I began to Accept that my computer had died and I would just quite simply get another one, things began to change.
First and foremost, I found out that the data on my old one could be moved over. No loss of work or files, photos or stories. Okay then…
Next, the hurdle of research was overcome. My Computer Doctor sent me a list. I planned time to review. Then a friend sent me a message. Turns out she just did the research and not only sent me some solid recommendations, even told me where to go for the best price.
Which led to another dilemma, waiting! Yes, I had to wait a month to get my brand new, shiny computer. Would I make it?
Again, relaxing into Acceptance, I acknowledged that I could check email and respond to the urgent using hubby’s computer. But I wouldn’t be able to work on courses and blogging. My social media time would be down. Would I be okay?
Yes! Yes and yes!
I had to slow down.
And after Acceptance, I moved into Trust. All would be well. I’d be able to do what was urgent and the rest would be okay.
I spent more time on the phone. Really talking to people and not Facebooking and Tweeting them. I accepted more invitations to get together with people. I found time to sit and read books, not blog posts, social media and marketing.
I took the dog for more walks. I spent more time cooking nutritious meals in my beautiful kitchen. I sat, sipped tea and looked out the window as the birds fluttered around the feeders and bird baths in my garden. I meditated more and did more yoga. I slowed down and had more time with my thoughts and feelings.
I caught up on filing. I cleaned out some of my closet and took old clothes to the Charity Shop.
And now I’m back at my computer. It’s a big, shiny, fast burgundy red computer. It has Windows 8.1 and all the bells and whistles. Am I going to race back into spending hours a day in my office slaving over my computer?
No, thank you. I’m doing just fine.
I’m gradually catching up. But I’ve found balance again. So, the Reflexology Distance Training remains in Beta for a while longer. My new branding is slower, but I’ve met a fabulous new person who is helping me. I’m allowing others to help, getting out of my own way, being good to me. And most importantly, I’m enjoying myself in my work again.
So, why not join me? What do you need to do to slow down and start enjoying life again?
How can I help?
If Acceptance is a novel idea, I have a Hypnotherapy CD that gently moves you into Acceptance. Want a copy?
Let me know by popping a comment below or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll send it to you, just charging shipping & handling. I’d so love you to have this experience, without the mayhem of a computer crash. Or something worse!
Now, I’m off to grab a cuppa and sit on the porch for a few minutes. I’ve clients later today…and that means no computer, but deep connection with real people. How does it get any better than this? Acceptance and Trust.