I learned a great lesson from my dog.
It has to do with energy.
And how it can influence those around you.
Never having had a dog before, I was a bit nervous the first time I walked ours alone and encountered another big dog.
As the two dogs approached each other with eagerness and wagging tails, I suddenly felt a wave of fear rush through me – down my arm and through the hand that held the leash.
Suddenly my eager and excited young dog metamorphisized into a fiercely protective mother tiger!!!
Yikes! Did I cause that?
Keep in mind that our 60 lb labradoodle is basically a scaredy cat; she once pretended she couldn't see, let alone, smell a rather large group of wild turkeys 10 feet away...she was, afterall, outnumbered.
With that first disastrous encounter, I began to notice my energy and emotions on subsequent walks.
When I was calm, controlled and relaxed, my dog followed suit. When I was fearful or nervous – I witnessed the return of the Tiger!
What does this have to do with anything?
The next time you’re experiencing a manic Monday…check in with yourself. Take a breath and decide what energy you want to exude – stressed or calm? It’s up to you, no matter the circumstances.
Ever found yourself watching a show where the hero panics in a situation and makes their circumstances that much worse?
Well, it’s time to be MacGyver. Control your emotions and control your energy.
You can turn your manic into marvelous with just a tweak of your energy and an awareness of your emotions.