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.
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.
Learning to weather the storm will take time. Building resilience will occur when you focus on working your way through and learning from your challenges. Consider: What one learning point can you take from each experience to boost your resilience?
How often do you go on holiday and start to do things you fail to make time for in your everyday life, both pre and post vacation? Imagine gifting yourself a new habit you're willing to commit to making happen in your daily life at home. Because a vacation is for life, not just as an escape.
How often do you find yourself making excuses, sometimes even for the smallest reason? Imagine a different scenario where you don't make excuses and you just do it...