Looking forward to General Conference, but not looking forward to the spiritual overwhelm that so often accompanies this blessed weekend?
I have a few strategies for you as you prepare for Conference in this episode.
General Conference without the overwhelm full show notes:
- Listen with an ear toward your particular prayers. What worries you? What keeps you up at night? What do you desire?
2. Give yourself permission to pace yourself. Move your body as needed! None of us are meant to sit still for 10 hours over 2 days. Step out when you need a break. Don’t judge yourself, simply notice what you need.
3. Take fewer notes. Don’t take notes on what people say. Take notes on what the Spirit says to you. This will feel strange to you, but lean into it.
If you struggle feeling the spirit, what punches you in the gut? What makes you go “yes!” What sparks ideas?
4. Don’t try to remember it all. Know that you can come back to concepts as needed! Aren’t we so blessed to live at a time when we have video, audio, and transcripts available to us soon after conference?
When I went through the temple for the first time, a good friend gave me this advice: It’s going to be a lot. Don’t try to understand it all at once. Just let it wash over you and take whatever lands easily.” I think we can apply this to General Conference too.
Please let me know what questions you have. I’d love to hear if any of these helped you prepare for Conference. And if you need more personalized attention to become spiritually confident, schedule a free session with me!