How to Find Balance in the Busy - November 2017 - Mindful Moments
One thing I keep hearing over and over from the moms I coach and the friends I have is how busy this past season has been and how overwhelmed they are getting thinking about heading towards the holidays. I am no different. We decided almost 10 months ago to build a new house and are in the last stages of moving and selling the previous house. I just started a new Possibility Path coaching program with some amazing women and am juggling how to roll with the changes there, and as always attempting to keep up with updating and honoring the Mindfulness Mothers here!.
I am attempting to do a thousand different things each day at once and often I have been saying to people “My brain hurts.” It does! It does.
But tonight in the newly cold 45 degree weather, I got an urge to go outside on my new deck in the pitch black dark and sit in the Adirondack chair that has been there for weeks calling me. I just could not figure out what was next to do on my to-do list and I desperately wanted to be somewhere where there was nothing calling for me to do. So I went. And I sat.
I sat for just a few minutes. I took a deep breath and breathed it down to my feet as I coach in my Short Cut meditations. I breathed it out and I felt peace. I felt peace in the oxygen entering my lungs, my bloodstream, my body, and my mind.
I stared into the night and I asked the question I do quite often to gain clarity and insight. I asked “What do I need to know right now?” The answer appeared quite simply as one single word in my mind, one single word whispered in the night.
Right now I need to do nothing.
When was the last time you did nothing? When was the last time we let our children do nothing? When was the last time we just sat and stared at the sky? I cannot remember. Yet there it was. Simple, clean, easy. “Nothing.” Do nothing.
And suddenly I felt a thousand times lighter. I felt a huge weight pulled off my shoulders and I got a burst of energy I had not had in days. I felt inspired and suddenly wanted to go sit on my couch with a warm blanket and work on this blog and the website. I wanted to just be, creative and expressive in my natural state of being.
And so here I am- doing. I am back to doing. But I feel in balance again. I feel steady again. I feel capable and able again.
I was only in that chair for maybe 4 minutes until the cold wind picked up and blew me back inside. Yet that is all I needed. All I needed was 4 minutes and one word. That’s it.
Sometimes that I all we need to come back to balance.
I challenge you today to take those 4 minutes (even if they aren’t all at the same time) and breathe and do nothing. Come back to the balance of your authentic and natural self and just breathe out of the busy and into balance.
Here’s to finding the balance in the busy!
A Monthly Mindful Moment
As I move towards a busy year getting The Possibility Path edited and into physical book form I have to edit out some other things in my life that take time. As much as I adored doing The Mindfulness Mothers’ Radio Show and having the wonderful guests on that I have been privileged to interview, it does take a lot of time to set up and accomplish.
So I will be taking a hiatus from doing the radio show with guests, and replacing it with a monthly Mindful Meditative Moment to give you a bit of peace in your day!
You can hear the monthly moments here anytime you need time out for some time in! <3
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