Move Beyond Thinking
Happy Thursday! I hope you are experiencing the week in a way that feels amazing.
I have a hunch you may be counting down the hours until the weekend! Let’s do a quick check in. If you were to rate your stress and happiness levels on a scale of 1-10 (1=none at all; 10=over the top), what would your numbers be? What do the numbers tell you? Are they what you would like them to be?
I get it. I used to move through the week, trying my best to multitask to meet the impending deadlines. Allowing the stress to build and build while making decisions to work late instead of going for a run. One day blended into the next until my internal candle was blown out.
Making new choices is hard, however we have one life. One. I reached the point where finding a new way to live my one life was crucial.
I had to stop. Feel really uncomfortable in the stillness. Learn to BE in the quiet and still presence of me. HOLY…uncomfortable!
My mind needed to rest so it could move into a place of imagination and creativity. Where I could begin to think about what was truly possible for me.
Imagine the door creaking open to a world of possibility for you! What would you see…hear…smell…taste and feel?
I can hear you saying, I don’t’ have time for that *#@^! And that’s okay. I simply want to invite you to consider taking a few minutes of your day to set your mind free and allow it to daydream and be curious.
Once your mind has a chance to slow down, it will create ideas for you to explore.
Learning to do this was incredibly valuable, and yes at times challenging, for me. What’s the saying, “No pain no gain”?
I’m curious, when is the last time you took time to do the thing you love most either by yourself or with someone close to you? My guess is the mere thought of doing this brought a smile to your face or generated warmth inside you.
Take advantage of this feeling and get your calendar out and block out time every week to do this; it will help bring you back to a sense of connection.
The additional bonus of incorporating these two practices into your life is you may find yourself being able to accomplish more than before and you may find you are able to do it with more ease and less frenzy.
I know taking time to walk and run trails near the water with my husband and our dog Winston every week helps keep me stay connected with my one life and purpose. When I get pulled off track, that’s the time I’m able to re-align my thoughts and gain perspective to continue to move forward.
These practices can help give you back your power of choice and provide you the space to start living with purpose and being deliberate in how you spend your time instead of giving your precious energy to everything and everybody.
These concepts will help you in whatever you do for work as well. “The Making of a Corporate Athlete” in the Harvard Business Review reminds us we are more than cognitive thinking machines.
In order to thrive and live our best one life, we must weave our emotional, physical and spiritual components into our daily experience. Finding a way to share the space with our mental thinking powerhouse.
Let me know how you are creating space in your life. If you’d like to talk about how to create transformation in your life, click here to schedule a complimentary discovery session with me today.
In the meantime, I encourage you to live and love your one life starting today!