I wish I'd put into action four simple ways to look after yourself as a coach, because that's what happened to me, if I may share an important lesson in being OK with my vulnerable side.
With some brilliant results for the new financial year I was on a wave of activity and servitude, absolutely loving it.
Somewhere in the hype of it all I confess I forgot to check in with me. The quiet me. The vulnerable me.
Life can be so ridiculously noisy and fast these days. Between Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tinder, emails, webinars, recordings, there's always something to catch up on.
On the train, waiting in line, in the lift, it’s surprising there aren’t more neck complaints we’re looking down so much.
Have we forgotten how to connect with the simple joy in the silence of a moment?
Well I'll be the first to confess I did, and the result was not pretty. My best friend grabbing me for an urgent wine as I sat a blubbering mess with so much noise in my head I couldn't think.
A dozen snotty tissues later we sat in reflective silence for a while to which my friend asked when I'd last really just sat in the moment?
Bloody good question. She could be a life coach. We laughed at the irony of how many times I'd told people feeling down to grab a dog and head to the beach. Best happy pill ever. Somehow in the busyness of life my weekend walks had become a mission to exercise Bella and get back to busy.
So a reminder for me that hopefully may get you checking in with yourself too. Four simple ways to look after yourself so you're primed to serve others even more.