Saturday, June 29, 2013

It's not rocket science

...but sometimes it feels just as challenging to live a full but rested, excited and inspired yet grounded life.

So I'm taking some time this afternoon to focus on the big things. Some planning, dreaming, scheming :)

I shared with students on one of my recent TwentyOne Days courses about the idea of 'Big Rocks' - how you can fill your time with all the little things, and put off the big things forever. But if you go for the big things, the little things fall into place.

Have you heard the idea that 'we often overestimate what we can accomplish in a day, but underestimate what we can accomplish in a lifetime'?  Yep. That.  So I'm doing a little re-focussing and re-prioritising at the moment.

I'll tell you a little secret, dear friend - it's happening out of necessity, because I'm a little scared. There is just a heartbeat of fear that I am starting to notice. Why's that?

Well as any regular reader of this blog knows, it's only been in the last 6 months that I would say adrenal fatigue got booted out of my life. It's one of those things - I'm still very aware that it could come back in a moment, and there are days when I could still sleep on end. But the overwhelming, spirit-crushing, body-aching, mind-numbing exhaustion has somewhat left. In other words, on an average day, I can easily get up and head to work.

But my adrenal fatigue blessed me because I was doing too much and expecting too much and giving too much. It was the universe's way of saying CHILL THE EFF OUT, GIRL! 

So life was running on a slow burner for the last few years - and now that I'm feeling better, I've re-enrolled to start my naturopathy degree (a longtime dream of mine).

I have come to somewhat haltingly really and honestly accept that I am a girl who loves to be busy. I love doing stuff! I love learning and doing courses and meeting up with friends and doing yoga and.. and.. and.. you get the idea why I burnt out, yeh? But lesson hopefully learned.

That is what I'm a little fear-bound by though. The lesson and the learning. I mean, I got smacked HARD when I didn't listen to the 'slow down' callings in my life. Ouch. But finding balance does not come easily to me - I have no doubt that that is why I teach yoga and balance ("We teach best what we most need to learn"), on the mat and in my health coaching.

But we try and try again, and hope for a brighter tomorrow by taking steps to sew the seeds today. So here we are - dreaming, planning, studying, and being inspired by how others manage this life-work-play-love-balance thing.

Any tips always appreciated :)

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