Today’s Challenge: Give yourself the gift of rest, play, and find moments of stillness to nurture your spirit.
Always do your best…..we do not have infinite energy. There are times in our life when we place ourselves on auto pilot. Instead of acknowledging our exhaustion, our fears, our dis-ease with life’s moments. We push ourselves and try to ignore the nagging voice that says slow down, find peace and stillness, calm your mind, and just be. As we continue with our strategy of avoidance or ignore; we become ever more anxious about the circumstances we find ourselves in. We begin to push the river and patience leaves us and is replaced by frustration. These tell tale signs visit us to say, take care of yourself, nurture your spirit, find a way to create space for you to be at peace.
Just breathe, you don’t need an immediate answer for anything. If you can pace yourself, and be patient, then you allow everyone around you to be comfortable too. Patience doesn’t mean that you are not taking action, it means that you are taking the time to quietly consider all aspects of what is happening. Letting your mind and body experience, rest, play, and peace is one of the best ways to keep on growing personally as it allows us to be present with our thoughts. Mindfulness, is about letting go of the stress around you and finding ways of being in the moment. Take notice today of the treasure that life truly is…..and remember peace begins with you.
Brene Brown said “If we want to live a wholehearted life, we have to become intentional about cultivating sleep and play, and about letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth. Making the choice to rest and play is, at best, counterculture. The decision to let go of exhaustion and productivity as badges of honour makes total sense to me. As does finding moments to be still. Stillness is not about focusing on nothingness; it’s about creating a clearing. It’s opening up an emotionally clutter free space and allowing ourselves to feel and think and dream and question”
By Lisa Scott Executive/Life Coach