Have you ever looked at your mile-long ‘To Do’ list and felt your entire body tighten up with anxiety?
Having experienced this before, I had to put my own advice into practice, and listen to what my body was telling me. I needed to allow myself to have some downtime (phone off kinda downtime), to restore my energy.
Self-care is so important. Your life has a pulse and a rhythm, just like the symbol of infinity.
It’s important for us to remember to get off of the treadmill of life on occasion, and slow down.
Sometimes you need to take it easy a little, and nurture yourself.
I’m a go-hard kinda person, I love to work and I enjoy being productive.There’s something beautiful about consistency and keeping momentum.
It’s like running a marathon, pacing yourself to the goal, while refining each step in the process along the way.
There’s a natural ebb and flow, and sometimes there is a need to press in, and sometimes there’s a need to fall back. It’s up to you to respect that ebb and flow, and honor yourself in that process.
There are times when we get caught up with the ‘doing’ and less with ‘being’, and the result is exhaustion.
When we’re in ‘being’ mode, there’s no pushing; things fall together, we’re more balanced within, and aligned. Thus we fall into a natural state of flow.
‘Doing’ mode means living too much in the future, so we push. You end up putting more on your plate, which takes a toll and depletes your energy in the process.
And while the ebb and flow is necessary, we must find that delicate balance and dance between making it happen, and allowing things to happen.
Sometimes ‘busy-ness’ forms a distraction that drowns out your inner guidance that is whispering that we may need some rest.
I learned this valuable lesson when I started out in the Executive Search business where I’d be working on a deal to meet monthly targets. But the more I pushed, the more resistance I experienced.
I can recall getting frustrated because I kept focusing on hitting the future target, that I was blinded to all of the signs in front of me that were telling me to fall back for a bit, and not to force the deal.
The moment I detached myself from the outcome, though, and took a step back, the deal always came together.
Sometimes the life lesson is to let go of attachments and allow things to unfold the way they will.
It’s ok to work diligently towards your goals (whatever that may be), but every so often, make sure you check in with yourself and fall back a bit to allow the Universe to do its thing.
Over to you: Have you ever experienced being mentally and physically exhausted? And if so, what did you do to replenish yourself?
Or, need advice?
I’d love to hear from you!
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Final thought: I’ve learned that the Universe has a miraculous way of expanding time for you if you listen to the guidance.
Rest easy, you can slay later.