Give Yourself The Gift of Time

Good morning on this rainy Saturday

This morning's topic is coming to in real time as I am currently experiencing this as I write.  I have had a really hectic few weeks - lots of wonderful things happening - but really time demeaning. None of it I wanted to avoid, reschedule, cut short or not turn up to - except towards this past week when I started to feel some pressure on what I was not getting attention on.

As we move closer towards the end of the year, this is the time where pre season burnout leading into Christmas season apathy is a very real possibility.  There is a lot to do, much to wind up and finish, many last minute annual decisions to make, events to attend and other people's stuff to deal with.  Its exhausting!

I was just in a quandary as to whether or not to attend a reiki and meditation workshop tomorrow or choose to stay at home for the 5 hours I would have taken out and get myself caught up after what has been a really demanding 8 weeks.  I know I would thoroughly enjoy the day, benefit from it greatly and come away feeling amazing...I would love to attend.  After all I recommend this very practice to my patients all the time so you can imagine the professional and personal guilt I could let myself experience today!

However, what is uppermost to my needs right now in this moment is to gift myself time in my home (that I have not been in and around much of late at all).   My business, family and extra curricular demands have seen me frequently run in and out with barely the time to clean up as I go, attend to important paperwork with my head in focus and pace my movements in a relaxed and languid way to remind me about the benefits of not rushing.

Even though I know meditation will buy me some deep relaxation, I know I have this thing mounting in front of me in the form of unattended home and admin jobs - that I know I would revert straight back to rushing to make up for the lost time.  Or would it?

Meditation is still part of my needs this weekend - and I will still afford myself some time to meditate over the next two days.  However, the gift to allow myself the time I was going to lose means I have already started to relax and I know I will set myself up to end the year in a way to enjoy the break coming up.  It is my burnout prevention process.

Remember - the next time you say yes to something, if you feel a little voice say a tiny 'not this time' - be honest, first with yourself and then whoever you need to share it with - and give yourself the gift of guilt free time to regroup, reconnect and ground yourself.  You'll be glad you did!

 

Next Sunday I am hosting a Vision Board Workshop where you will get an opportunity to get clear on what you want to do with your life and put it into a beautiful poster board where you get to see it daily and allow your brain to start the process of manifesting your goals.  

Who else uses vision boards? Oprah, Ellen and Katy Perry - just to name a few!  This is a great opportunity for you to take some time to clear the way towards a rocking 2018!  Feel free to bring a friend!  Bookings:

 

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