Being there

We are always concerned about being there for others and yet strangely we not there for ourselves.

We are other people’s advocates and only critical of ourselves.

What if we started to become our own cheerleader, our number biggest supporter? What if we were kind to ourselves and encouraging?

Amazing how simple we can turn our lives around immediately by just becoming our own support and fan.

Shutdown

When we have a period where we are lacking energy or enthusiasm for something, rather than fight it, embrace it.

It is a sign to take a break, do something different or actually do nothing.

The challenge comes when we resist it and fight our own body. That only ends up one way, not being well physically and mentally. We get stuck in a downward spiral of resistance and fighting that leads to becoming more exhausted and on edge.

Our conditioning says ‘soldier on’, ‘keep going’ and ‘don’t give up’…all these are ‘macho’ themes of the ego.

We all need to pause, stop for a while, refresh and take care of ourselves and as soon as we feel it, just go with it, relax and shutdown. While we are relaxing, newness comes and we can then take on fresh opportunities without feeling run down and exhausted. Our light from within shines again.