Have You Checked in With Yourself Lately?

Most of us, especially women are so attuned to taking care of others, we forget to take care of ourselves. Every now and then I catch myself doing this again.  I find myself tired, irritable, and rushed in my self care: hurry and take the shower, hurry and do the laundry, etc. Oh no, I have gotten in the habit of not being connected to me.

 

I know I can’t do my best work or my best play, if I disconnect from me.  What I do is ask my little girl inside: What are you feeling? What are you thinking? And What do you need?  If i listen, she will tell me almost always, “ love me.” How can I love her and give her attention when I’m so busy taking care of other things? I take a deep breath and check in with myself.  By doing this I give her a few moment of care and that’s all she needed.  So in these times, I put little sticky notes everywhere: on my mirror, in my office, on the visor in the car… They all say, “have you checked in with yourself lately?” I am reminded to love on that little girl and breathe….my day goes much smoother. Try it.

 

 

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2 Secrets to Achieving Harmony in Your Life

All 5 of the secrets to achieving harmony in my life are important, however, the two that have altered my life the most are Self Care and Connection to a higher power.

 

My whole perspective on self care altered when I understood that the most important thing I could do in the domain of self care was discipline. Yep, it surprised me.  I thought self care meant a bubble bath, a walk in nature, clean teeth and plenty of rest. Nope. All of these things come under discipline.  It takes discipline to plan a bubble bath, take a walk, brush my teeth and go to bed at a decent time. It would be really easy for me to talk myself out of any of the above tasks.  However, with discipline I can accomplish them all and feel good about it. Discipline is a series of choices to get me what I want; whether it be rest or money or clean teeth. And when I get off purpose or my path, I make the choices that may not be in my best interest.

 

That’s where the connection to a higher power comes in.  I’m up to big things.  I am in the process of changing the conversation in the business world to one of compassion, truth and love in the workplace. This is a huge purpose.  I cannot do it alone.  I am part of a community that is up to the same thing and that isn’t enough.  My spiritual connection pulls me out of my human experiences to a higher vibration so that I can stay on track. The logic is the bigger the commitment the more I need to be connected to something bigger than me.

 

Whatever result we get in business or in life is due to a series of small choices that lead to that result. I need discipline and a connection to a higher power to make the best choices for me and my business.  Review your results and then look at the choices you made to get there.  Are there any tweaks (other small choices) that could improve your results?

 

Leave a comment about your discovery below. 

 

 

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