Do you dare to pause?3
I recently traveled to Asia after a challenging period in my life. Always a master at escapism (concentrating on work/food/autopilot instead of feelings), I was forced to take a break and pause. Instead of moving forward I couldn't escape the question "What do I need to feel right now?" any longer. My learning: only focusing on the feelings, not our narratives which are often linked to judgments and are taking our momentum away, is actually a peaceful place to be. Without narratives, feelings are just feelings, nothing to be scared of at all!
So try this next time when you find yourself in overdrive and this little wiser voice inside is well aware of it: start creating a new pattern by asking yourself: what do I need to feel right now? And then take it from there. Stay curious and see what comes up for you?