Today’s photo is a still life of what I consume at work: Organic Greek yogurt with Manuka honey, a pear (slightly brown but oh so sweet!), green tea, and rooibos tea. It looks so nice, I just had to take a picture! I especially like this because it contrasts so beautifully with what I ate last week – we had a quarter end with stress, hectic, and overtime, and I compensated by stuffing myself with horrible processed food I don’t even enjoy. This week, we got a chocolate Easter egg from the company, but I haven’t even touched it – my body craves clean food after all the rubbish it had to deal with last week.
It’s all about balance.
I’m very aware of the truth of this, although my life is anything BUT in balance these days. I’ve written about it before, and I don’t think I need to list all the details of a full-time office job plus evening work on my business, most of it online, sitting on my backside and staring at a monitor. The point is that I don’t FEEL unbalanced these days, I feel wonderful, glowing, happy, and grateful. I have this overwhelming sense of purpose and bliss.
At the same time, I’m aware that I lack exercise and fresh air, and simply peace. And that’s why I came up with something special for the Easter weekend. Three days off work calls for celebration and so I worked only a few hours a day on my new Coaching program and implemented the following:
Lovely-people therapy. I met with my wonderful friend Rachel and a friend of hers and spent a few beautiful hours at a cafe and walking along the strand in Bray. Then we all moved on to the Pagan Pub Moot at the Harbour Bar and met even more lovely people for a great evening.
Lazy hag therapy. I did only the minimum of housework and spent a lot of time talking to my budgies and watching Harry Potter movies, as well as reading. I read almost three books over the weekend! Remember how I told you that it takes me months to finish one book these days? It felt so good to change that for a few days.
Social Media abstinence. I love Social Media, Blogs, and Forums, but they can become draining after a while. I decided to take a 3-day break and it’s done me a world of good! Lo and behold, you guys were still there when I got back, and you don’t mind me reading your blogs a few days later. Lesson learned: From now on, I’m going to limit my online time to an hour every evening and leave the browser closed (except for research on what I’m creating) otherwise.
I LOVE communicating, and that’s exactly why I need to conserve my energy. You deserve my full attention and energy, and so do my e-course students and Coaching clients! It’s staggering how much energy I’ve gained over this weekend, and how much calmer I am.
Now before I close, I’d like to introduce a new feature on this blog! Now that we can talk to each other properly, I’d like to do what I can to encourage more communication among the Tribe. When someone posts a comment on my blog, I follow the link to their blog and website and it gives me so much joy to experience what you are all up to. And so I’ll introduce random members of the Tribe here in the blog, to introduce all of you to their wisdom and experiences. So here goes:
News From The Tribe
Laurie posted a deeply insightful blog article on the Three Of Clubs this week, about boundaries and too much “well-meant” advice from others. Laurie is an intuitive spiritual advisor and offers readings as well.
Charissa posted Easter greetings on her artist blog, and I can’t recommend her work enough, it’s so striking and beautiful! I’m especially in love with the colours. I’m also the proud owner of two of her illustrations, and I love them so much.
So much for today! Let me know what you are doing to unplug sometimes.