Life can be like standing on the platform and a high speed train goes by. It whizzes past leaving an impact on each of us. We think this is how it ‘has’ to be and life goes on. I am gently challenging that belief.
I’ve asked myself a question…So what makes me truly happy? The question comes after several sessions with clients and their journeys. It also comes after sitting down with a couple of close friends and sharing our thoughts. It seems a few of us are searching for something. I’m going to call it taking stock and perhaps even connecting with what true happiness is. What’s it all really about comes to mind, what can I learn now…
So as I’ve pondered this question I’ve observed those around me and considered my place in the world. I’ve looked at what I do, how it impacts me, those that matter to me and how I can make some changes that mean we all benefit. I know that being in my best frame of mind, feeling at my peak and retaining mental and physical energy will flow into my relationships, both personal and those magical moments with clients.
As always I am the experiment and the teacher and so August is all about down sizing my life.
Maybe it’s that Tom Good moment perhaps…remember the Good Life?
I love my work so it’s not about escaping from that, it’s more about enrichment. It’s not age although yes it’s age that creates the questions and desire to know more. I feel a need to de-clutter and no spending without careful thought for a month and see where that finds me. We’ve got the hens in the garden so its not about that, although our bit of land is firmly in the plan of life. Perhaps it all leads back to the blog I wrote this year…The BIG One?
So the downsize is to work 2 days a week with clients. Appreciate what that brings me and what I give during these 2 days. That’s taken me from 5 days to 2 in 5 years and have we suffered no, have we gained…Yes.
So my week now has time for just being and for making time for friends and my loved ones. I can volunteer at the day hospice and my diary is unaffected. I have also freed up time to write, create programmes and e-books. I love to write, share my experiences and discoveries, so new avenues for income? The time feels right to give more time to this, so I am allowing myself the time to experience some slow, time to breathe and notice. I wonder will I notice more opportunities at this pace? I am excited at what will happen as I trust and let life evolve more naturally.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the rush, the need, the musts and the more, more, more, The noise. I can appreciate what I have, tending and making my home with more time and continuing my growth to a better human being, coach and mentor with the time.
Allowing, giving and receiving with this time.
Are you ready to take stock and downsize?