Take 5 minutes to get quiet and clear!
I wrote this post originally in December but it didn't make onto the site at that time, but when I re-read it today I felt that the concept is relevant at any time and I hope it makes a difference for you today. Just substitute "the busy-ness of January" or "the fullness of June" and you get the picture!
All around me I’ve been experiencing and hearing people talk about the busy-ness of the season. So many events, travel plans, shopping, and then the regular busy-ness that we all carry with us every day. All this busy-ness can mean that we just survive each day until it is done, then fall into bed until the next day, approaching it in the same way, day after day. Suddenly realizing that the month is over and we barely remember any of it.
If you’re happy this way, that’s great! But if you’re ready for something different…if you’re ready to truly thrive for the next few weeks in a season that can be full of stress, anxiety and pressure, see if you can:
Find 5 minutes each day PLUS 1 hour this week – to set aside just for you.
In the 5-minutes each day (remember this can be any time – in the morning before everyone else is up, while you’re on the bus to work or even right before you go to bed), find a notebook or a piece of paper, and answer these questions:
This practice will help you to know what to say yes or no to. It will help you remember what is truly good when everything is swirling around, and it will help you to give to others in a new and thoughtful way.
In the 1 hour you set aside, use the time to get clear on what’s important – in a bigger sense and by looking back. Consider the following questions:
To you, with gratitude,
PS. If you’re ready to start thinking about doing things differently moving forward, this is the time to connect with me. Check out my calendar here and book a clarity call. It doesn’t cost anything, but the benefits can be profound!
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