We can all become overwhelmed in the work we do or the life we lead. It happens. Often, when we take on too much or fail to give ourselves time to step away and recharge. Life can become super-fast paced, and we sometimes believe that we need to keep up with the speed. It is like the accelerator pedal is stuck on maximum. Each day whizzes by in a flash and we become casualties, as we burn the candle at both ends. It is OK to take a break.
This month I was inspired by an action – to list the things I am grateful for. As part of my regular morning routine, to set myself up for the day, I affirm three things I am thankful for in my life. So, I decided to take the calendar action one step further, to consider why I am grateful for COVID 19, and focus on the positives I have achieved during the crisis.
It was during the delightful tea ceremony that we were able to find joy in the moment. What I noticed was the world seemed to slow down so we could savour every second. Sitting in an ancient temple, away from the hustle and bustle of the street, it was an almost automatic transition to a place of calm and reflection. Our surroundings welcomed us to step in and switch onto the joy of the moment.
What a time for introspection, wouldn’t you agree? Right now, for many of us, we live our days in a state of forced isolation. The impact, even though it is immense on our mental, emotional, and physical state, provides us with a unique opportunity to step inside ourselves. Unforced, liberating, and available – the act of going inside for calm when all around us is chaos.
Whether you’re switched on digitally or not, there is a lot going on. We frequently overfill our diaries, our time, and our minds. Do you feel like you have been pulled into the vortex and you’re spinning endlessly? If only you could press stop. Now, I’m someone who loves to step away from the noise daily, to walk in nature. I have a strong inner need to download my thoughts, and to refresh my mind, body, and spirit. When I fail to make time to do this, my mind remains in a contact state of busyness and I am aware that I do not deliver the best of who I am, to my loved ones, friends, or clients.
Right now, are you in love or have you fallen out of love with your business? What will it take to reignite the passion and fall in love again?
Remove your old ways of thinking. Let go of the limiting beliefs that hold you back, the thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you. Replace with thoughts and actions that energise and encourage you to live your passion.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce my first podcast guest for 2020, Kelly Drewett from Kaydee Web Ltd. Kelly is a freelance website designer, SEO guru, self-confessed web geek, digital nomad, outdoor enthusiast and she’s living her alpine dream with her husband in the French Alps.
Did you know ninety percent of my clients tell me getting things done is their #1 challenge in business? Many clients feel that due to their own and external expectations, countless distractions and an often-overwhelming self-imposed workload, there is frequently never enough time in the day, week or month to get their work done. We all get 24 hours each day, it just depends how you manage your time.
Just before Christmas a grey feather flew into our home, almost daily, landing near me as I worked. I felt this was a sign. It was time to take notice.