Memorial Day is this Monday. I'm taking a moment to notice that while millions of us will be barbecuing and enjoying the day off, many families may have a hard time because this holiday reminds them of a loved one lost who chose to support this amazing country of ours, and died in the process. On to the blog.
I am a life coach. I am happy most of the time. Positive. Upbeat. I can see the benefit of almost anything.
And I’m a human being.
That means I get grumpy, irritated, stressed, and tired.
This happened to me this week.
I had spent too much time on the computer and got that anxious, irritated feeling. I needed something. But what?
Then a message came through. Get moving and get outside it said.
I didn’t listen.
I plowed through more stuff on the computer.
Back came that stressed, grumpy feeling.
Again came the message, get moving and get outside.
I ignored it.
It took me 3 freaking times to hear that message to finally say to myself, you need to get moving and get outside.
So I did.
Piled my 2 dogs into the car, drove to an awesome local park with BIG pine trees on the rushing river, and we walked for 90 minutes.
Just what I needed.
I dropped the negative feelings and enjoyed being out in nature.
I returned feeling SO much better and ready to continue what I was working on.
My message was there. It kept nudging me. It’s a quiet one that inner voice of mine. She’s a subtle bugger. But persistent. She was right too. Doing what she said gave me what I needed, my answer. I just needed a break.
There is a ton of research that says when you’re frustrated and not moving forward on something you’re working on to take a break and walk away.
By taking the time away, you come back more refreshed, with increased clarity, and ready to begin again.
You actually become more efficient. When you’re tired and plowing through something, mistakes are made, quality decreases, and you aren’t efficient. I don’t know a single person that is.
I don’t need the research on the value of stepping away (especially outside to nature). I have proof from my experience in my own life.
That’s all I or anyone else needs. The truth of what works for you.
What has your inner voice told you lately? Are you listening? Leave a comment on the blog below, or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Get Outside and Nurture Your Life