Lately, I’ve been tired.
It may have something to do with working 3 (long) days a week for someone else, which I hasten to add that I enjoy, yet still finding the time for projects in my own business.
But I’m not sure if it’s really time that’s the issue here.
Everything seems to be an effort, even simple daily tasks. I think this is a sure sign that instead of “pushing on” (which I have to say I am quite accomplished at doing!) it’s time to simply stop and rest.
You need time to integrate new learning
In the last two weeks I’ve been part of a weekend workshop with a wonderful group of women led by Sandi Amorim and Linda Zurak – Embodying Desire. I’ve also started working with Linda Anderson who uses tapping to overcome procrastination and feeling “stuck” in your business by working with what beliefs are stopping you – and mine were from a long, long time ago.
Uncovering deeply held beliefs and facing them head on can be pretty much exhausting, and you need time to slowly allow the learning to seep in and become part of your very core.
And this is important, because changing your beliefs can, I think, have the biggest impact of all on your business.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right”…
Henry Ford hit the nail on the head with that quote, which is at the heart of how we approach business, and life.
Today I had a Skype conversation with another coach (who had found me on a recent interview post from the You Inspire Me blog). We were discussing what holds us back in our work and agreed that lack of belief in ourselves will stop us dead in our tracks.
We need to take time to rest and replenish our resources, to stop “doing” so much and allow ourselves to just “be”. This is the place where the real magic happens – where we give ourselves the space and let our intuition guide us.
Trusting your body
As I learned in the Embodying Desire workshop our body really never lies…despite what our head might be telling us, when we allow ourselves to really feel on a physical level the truth is revealed. So despite being fiercely independent since about the age of 10 what I really crave is to feel “supported” (my other core desires revealed themselves as: “freedom” and “luminescence”).
Honouring this feeling and allowing myself support is such a relief – finally I understand on a visceral level that I don’t have to do it all by myself. And I’m noticing all the support that already surrounds me – saying “yes” to this feels like the start of a renewed level of self-care for me.
Over to you
What about you – how do you integrate self-care into your business and life? What have you tried and found that works for you? What do you wish to commit to so you can build more time for rest and replenishment in your life?
I’d love to hear about your experiences, please comment below!