From your coach
LEAVE AND LOOK: A NEW INNOVATIVE TOOL TO MAKE YOUR LIFE WORK
There are times in which we need to leave our life to be able to truly look at it at and understand where we are at and where we want to go. This step away, can allow us to see our life in a new light. I frame this in my mind as taking a step away so that I can take a step forward.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed, stressed, disconnected and stuck and then gone on vacation, took some time off, took a weekend to get away, or visited a friend’s house only to feel refreshed, renewed and inspired? Did you notice how this resulted in increased clarity, peace and understanding? The overwhelm leaves and a fresh new perspective arises? Taking a step away, at times is the most challenging and yet most effective and efficient action we can take.
My latest “leave and look experience” came from driving myself to Los Angeles and experiencing a concert. For me, the deeper lessons I learn about healing, life and peace arise when I am in the presence of amazing music, creating music, dancing and yoga. Sting is one of my inspirational heroes and to leave my day to day and venture out to hear him was yet again a successful leave and look experience. Horses, riding and being with them.
Leaving and looking can look like a drive to the beach, a moment with a hot cup of tea instead of accomplishing a list of things to do, time alone in nature, being a blessing for someone else, hiking, swimming, praying, riding horses, a concert, a museum. In fact, it only requires you to be in touch with what you need and then take action. I have a client who finds a park to be all she needs sometimes to feel more connected and grounded.
My invitation for you is to choose to not be a part of the frenzied and rushed state so many automatically fall back into… by leaving and looking in a small or big way at your life and the answers to how it can work better will come. They always do.
Quotes to ponder
“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” ~Erin Majors
“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.” ~John Ruskin
Ten Ways to Cope with Stress
- Ask for help with the jobs you dislike.
- Break large tasks into bite-sized portions.
- Unclutter your life.
- Schedule play time into every day.
- Believe in you.
- Stop saying negative things to yourself.
- Have goals for yourself.
- Ask a friend for a hug.
- Practice breathing slowly.
- Buy yourself a flower.