Monday, January 11, 2010

Taking Direction

Dearest Readers,

The last two mornings I have woken up super early with great plans to start knocking off the tasks ahead one-by-one. And on both mornings I ended up going back to bed and sleeping for another couple of hours.

What is important to note is that both yesterday and today I took a moment to check in with myself before I climbed back under the covers. I stopped (literally stood still) and asked myself what I really needed. Was it more important to get things done or to get some more shut-eye?

After going "within" and listening for the intuitive feedback, I followed Direction and got back into bed.

Though I tend more and more toward believing that rest should always trump activity it's not necessarily the case. I could very easily have done the same check-in and intuitively known that I needed to work. But there was a time when I wouldn't even have bothered to ask myself about my needs. Charge ahead! Well-being be damned!

As an Inspiring Coach and as the client of a Business Coach I have become familiar with a tool that asks clients to name his/her "victories" or "wins". If you would have told me that one day I would list "going back to bed when I'm tired" as a victory I would not have believed you.

Today, I call it a victory.

Inspiring Message of the Day: I may think I know what is best for me but I'm willing to be wrong. I will take the time to check in with my physical, emotional, and spiritual needs before making a decision and I will listen for (and take) Direction.

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