In the fall things get busy quickly, and I sometimes fall into a space of feeling that I don't have time to do everything I need to do.
But here's the secret I discovered: when you begin to worry about having no time, that will quickly spiral you into what I call a "worry-pool." One worry attracts another until you're in an absolute panic about everything, and you're running around with no conscious, grounded energy.
In energy work we talk a lot about Grounding, which is a way of consciously moving your energy channel into the earth. When you ground, you feel stable, safe, connected, strong, and clear-minded. Grounding helps you deal with the worry-pools. However, it's also the last thing you're thinking of when you're in the middle of a spinout.
If you feel like you don't have a lot of time right now in your life and you don't have focus enough to ground, the magic key to creating more time, is to stop. Take restful moments where you can.
HUSTLE VS. RHYTHM
When my son started basketball practice this fall, at first I wanted to fill his practice time with all of the house chores, work phone calls, and personal errands I could, before picking him up. I was determined to be hyper-effective and over achieving in my personal life to kick off the season.
That first day of practice, I took a walk around a school track, to "get in" my exercise. As I watched the sun set and breathed in the smell of cut grass in the fading day, I realized--
--I was doing it SO WRONG. This "get it ALL in" vibe could NOT be my autumn.
✅ Rest is a huge ingredient in true success.
✅ Recovery time is how muscles grow stronger.
✅ Sleep is how your body repair and integrate.
"Have I been missing the best parts of my life today?" I wondered.
When you're constantly racing to fit things into your day, you're actually creating a life of hurried overwhelm. I've known this for some time and cleared out so much of it, but the lessons are always multi-layered.
Take time for restful moments. Enjoy the setting sun. Smell flowers. ... I watch my son's practices often, and seeing his development reminds me of how beautiful and incremental our human journey is. Nowadays when I'm not watching, I'm doing some other sweet joyful thing for my spirit. In doing so, I know that when l return to all of the "must-do" items on my list, it will be with a refreshed perspective and gratitude.
There is no great "win" when you are stuffing, forcing, or hurrying. Pleasure expands in the tension-filled in-between spaces of our lives.
If you feel that you have NO TIME, stop and take a walk to reset your brain. Walking around a block, or in spiral patterns is particularly helpful. The 10 minute break will give your energy a chance to start its process of grounding.
You can't really come up with time solutions when you're in a triggered state.
It's much easier to look at the span of your life, your goals, and your vision, when you've dropped out of fight-or-flight, and are functioning from a centered, compassionate mind.
In REIKI TRAINING we talk a lot about this, and the successive classes help develop this mindset.
This winter as I've been witnessing the awesome healers in the HEALERS IN BUSINESS group coaching program I'm leading, I'm seeing again from a professional standpoint how important it is that pacing and self care continue to deepen even when we have huge goals.
Do you ever find yourself struggling with NO TIME? What do you do about it? Take a moment in self-reflection to journal your thoughts. Then if you're inspired, share them with me in our Facebook Group. Tap the blue link to go there now! 😊
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DAILEY LITTLE is a transformational life and business coach for light workers and healers who are ready to embrace their livelihood. She is also an ordained Priestess and spiritual teacher. She founded Healing Heart Reiki to help others navigate life with joy. She offers private sessions, and teaches classes in healing and mindset from a magical peaceful corner of the world in Northern California. For more info see: www.SantaRosaReiki.com