Hey!! It’s been so long since I’ve written. What has kept me away? Well I could say summer vacation, family obligations, etc. but that would only be half the truth. If I have to be honest (and I always like to be honest). I’d have to say the real reason is I’ve been “putting off until tomorrow what I could do today”. Is there something in your life that was working for you and for some reason you stopped doing it and now you’re putting off getting back on track? Why does that happen?
Yes, the summer has kept me busy and I have had family obligations but the truth is I could have found time to write this blog. Writing my blog was something I committed to earlier this year because doing so keeps me in better touch with prospective clients and helps keep me focused on my business. I was doing fine and it was working, so why did I stop?
We all have our own “excuses” but it generally means we’ve chosen to take our attention off of ourselves and are focusing instead on things that aren’t serving us. Whether it be our work, our health, or a relationship, we’ve chosen to use our energy for other people and other things. Getting back on track means bringing the attention inward and using our energy to focus on what works best for our life.
We all have a certain amount of energy to use each day. How we choose to use it can make the difference between an o.k. life and living our best life. The world in which we live is filled with things that distract us from taking care of ourselves. We’re constantly being asked to focus outward. For some people, especially women, focusing inward and choosing carefully how to use your energy can feel selfish. Don’t fall into that trap, it’s not selfish to take care of yourself. Imagine what the world would be like if we all took better care of ourselves.
Focusing inward means different things for different people. For me it’s doing yoga and taking 5 minutes at the end of the practice to lay quiet and still. Some people need to meditate for a longer period of time. If you’re just beginning, simply practice just being quiet. A walk in nature, exercise, or waking up 10 minutes earlier and relaxing before jumping out of bed can work. Just like any new skill it takes practice to get comfortable doing it. We live in such a fast paced world, one that doesn’t support being quiet and focusing inward so it can feel uncomfortable initially but keep at it.
Pick one thing that works for you and just keep doing it. Before long you’ll notice the choices you’re making will support what you want in your life. The more positive things you notice the more you’re going to practice focusing inward. Don’t put this off another day. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Make it count!
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To your health and happiness,