Last week I had a brilliant business week. Hours of successful consultancy work, writing and delivering a new Resilience workshop, sorting out an amazing setting for our 2019 new retreat (watch this space), establishing a relationship with a new associate and bringing new clients on board. Plus I managed to keep on top of all my admin and emails and also spend time with my daughter who was visiting from Scotland, make nice teas, do the shop, visit my Mum twice at her nursing home and do some serious planning for our big American adventure in New England this Autumn.
A successful week one might argue. Seems like I remembered everything.
Actually no. I ended the week feeling very tired and being short tempered. I felt mixed up and slightly panicky somehow. I didn't sleep Friday night and spent most of the night with a head-ache and indigestion.
Saturday morning, I finally found time for a walk up to my 'thinking stone' at the foot of Boulsworth Hill. As I drank in the fresh air and marvelled at the colours of the flowers on the side of the lane, I started to smile. I did some deep breathing for 5 minutes. An 'in' breath for 4 steps, an 'out' breath for 8 steps. After 35 minutes I reached my boulder and as I stared at the big old hill in front of me, I realised that last week, I forgot all the good things I have been learning over the past 2 years.
I forgot to do my morning mindfulness session. I forgot to practice my Heartmath breathing throughout the day. I forgot to stop and look at a rose or a butterfly. I forgot to write my journal at night. I listened to the morning news instead of doing my morning affirmation. I reached for wine instead of going a walk. I watched the ten of clock news instead of the sunset. I hit the pillow with the days events buzzing in my head, instead of emptying my head into my journal and writing about the things that I am grateful for.
These simple and free things take approximately one hour a day and are the things that save your health, relationships, careers, businesses and ultimately can add years to your life.
It's never to late to include these things into your day and week and vitally important to do so, as I have just reminded myself!
Now talking about reminders, next year I will definitely be making it clear to hubby that he has to remember anniversaries, especially a 20 year one, because he forgot! But that's another story!
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