A Story of this Sensitive Soul's (me!) constant lesson: Finding the balance between work, rest and play...
So earlier this week, I wrote a post about how my inner-child got completely pissed off, and threw a tanty because I was doing too much! As my businesses build, I find myself trying to manage the new workloads and the growing demands that come with it. And last week, I admit, I lost focus of the big picture, and let the pressures of the large to-do-list, overtake my days, overtake my life!
However, because I know my inner-child well, and when the anger, frustration and short-fusing begins, I know that it's time to slow down, pay attention to her, listen to her needs. And most importantly, honour them.
So that's what I did. And man, what a lesson it's been! Why? Because I feel like a million dollars. Why? Because as is usually the case, my inner-child, knows what's better for me than I do. And when I listen in, and do what she says, the rewards are priceless.
So here's the blog I wrote about the stressful week, and the stress-free ending to it...
So last week just got SO BUSY! So much so, that each hour of the week was filled. And I had no time for myself until Friday late afternoon. And by that time, I was exhausted, frustrated, short-fusing and angry. I asked myself, what is going on? What is my inner-child, the part of me that's throwing a tantrum, trying to tell me? So I went in, checked in on my little girl, and asked her what the issue was. She showed me, in my mind's eye, images of her dancing, laughing, playing, swimming... etc. etc.
Aaaah yes! BALANCE. I remember that! Ha! Yes, she was pissed off because all week, I was just so regimented, and I was stuck in 'task mode' that no time was left to RELAX! To LET GO! To have FUN!
At the beginning of the year, I recognised just how serious life had become, over the last 7 years of my healing and Spiritual growth journey. And I made a promise to myself, that I would have fun! Dance! And sing! This year, that is what I'd do. FINALLY enjoy my life.
But last week, it was certainly obvious that I was not keeping this promise to myself, and letting the demands of business and everyday life, take over, and yes, get the better of me.
So on Thursday, I put my foot down and said right! That's it! I am going to have FUN! This weekend! And nothing is going to get in my way of doing this!!!
So I made a few calls, sent a few texts, and organised my weekend. And here I am, Sunday night, at the end of it all, feeling completely happy, content, relaxed and blood awesome actually!
Well... On Friday night, I was completely exhausted, so I asked my folks if I could to come to their place, and if they could cook me a nice meal. They said of course! So off I went, had a beautiful, satisfying meal, enjoyed their company, and afterwards, had a nice, LONG relaxing session on their couch. After that, I went home, and felt I was beginning to wind down.
Then the next day, I had organised to receive a remedial massage from one of my good friends, and then we planned to go out for dinner after that. So that's what happened... I had the massage, and she also threw in some reflexology and reiki healing. Once again, I felt bloody awesome after that... Then a dinner, a glass of wine, a cake and many belly laughs later (my friend is hilarious!!!) I was on Cloud 9!
And to really top it all off? The icing on the cake?
Was today... A beautiful lunch at Lentil as Anything in Abbotsford, with two of my beautiful friends, followed by a lie down on the grass, followed by a 5 Rhythms dance at the Elwood Angling club, overlooking the ocean and dancing to the sun setting. And then afterwards, we dove into the warm ocean, and experienced a beautiful cleanse!
So yes, wow. I actually don't think life gets much better than this. Spoiling the self, and doing what we LOVE! Having FUN! Spending time with beautiful souls! Indulging once in a while!
From this experience this week, I can see that I went completely off-balance during the week, and then had to re-balance myself in a big way over the weekend! Whilst it worked, in the sense that I'm back to feeling bloody awesome, I'm really beginning to see how important it is to STRUCTURE fun and relaxation into the week! So that we can have this in our weeks ALL the time, not just wait for the weekend to let loose. And not allow the build up of stress/exhaustion get so high, that we are forced to stop!
Therefore, I'm making another promise to myself, and declaring this here, on social media, and to you, my sensitive soul community, that "I will, from now on, structure fun and relaxation INTO my week! No ifs, buts or maybe's. No giving in to other demands. I'm putting boundaries around this. Work time. My time. Creation time. Fun time. Relax time. Ideas time...
BALANCE! Balancing it all! Is when life works. Is when life flows. And now that I've declared this... It's time to get this clear. Into my psyche. And into energy field... It's time to do a new Vision Board! YES!
And if you also have a new vision for yourself, and would like to join me and a beautiful group in declaring your visions, and committing to them through making your own, unique and powerful vision board, then join me on Sunday, April 23rd, from 10.30-4.30pm at Natural Pathways, Mitcham. Where I'll be holding the next, and most likely last (for the foreseeable future!) Vision Board Workshop.
Cost: $147 or $127 Early Bird (ends Sunday, April 9th)!!!
Click here to book or learn more (via Meetup page)...
Click here for early birds (PM me via Facebook)...
Let's share in our visions and make what we truly want, into a reality!!!
Writer. Empowerment Mentor. Spiritual Guide for Sensitive Souls.
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