When you look in the mirror who is looking back at you? Does the person on the outside match the person on the inside? If it does that’s fantastic, and you can move on with your day. If you are more like me then you could honestly say that the body you are in may not always match what’s on the inside. Can you relate?
The best thing about “getting a way from it all” for a few days is having some time to catch up with ourselves. Life is so busy and full of demands on our time and attention. We want to do what we want to do, yet we have responsibilities to family, employers, employees and anyone else who enters there bid for our time.
Geesh! How does one have enough focus to let the person on the outside and inside meet?! I think I may have a solution for you. It’s called quiet time. It’s when we deliberately take time to unplug and celebrate who we are today in that very moment. I admit I screw this up all the time, but it always catches up to me. When it catches up I feel it, in my mood, clouded thoughts, impatience. You get the drift. So here are a few examples of things that help me:
- Laying out in the sun for 30 minutes to clear my head.
- Going for a walk.
- Listening to music, impromptu dance party in the living room.
- Call a friend.
- Turn off my cell phone.
- Get lost in my husbands arms.
- Give a hug to someone or tell them how much I appreciate them.
- Read a book.
- Take a power nap to recharge.
I was on a call earlier this week and was reminded that we need to keep our priorities at the forefront of what we do. Truth is, it’s so easy to lose sight of these when we are being pulled in other directions. The best way to avoid letting your life run you is to keep your eyes on the things that are important to you and determine when you will get to the other items on the to do list.
You may be thinking, yeah but have you met my boss? No I haven’t but I bet I’ve worked for someone like them in the past. I’ve experienced several different leadership styles, in some cases I use the word leadership very loosely. If you are thinking this, I might ask you to reflect on why you allow that to be a barrier for you? Point is, when you are clear and focused the rest will fall into place. The starting point? Taking the time to reflect and look at the person in the mirror.
Who are they? What are their desires? Dreams? What do they love to do? Who do they enjoy being around? What makes them smile? When you have the answers to these questions, you will gain much clarity that will allow you to keep your priorities in focus. The rest my friend, will fall into place. Give it time and keep at it. It won’t be easy but I promise you it will be worth it.
Do you feel comfortable looking at yourself in the mirror? Have you lost connection with them? Do you want more of your inner self to reflect on the outside? Join me for a free 20 minute session. These are limited so don’t delay and email me today!