I feel lucky to get to work with my own amazing coach. Yesterday morning, while focused on the topic of overwhelm as a result of too much to do in too little time, she asked me, “What would happen if you did nothing for a week?”
I was silenced. Couldn’t find my breath. My gut tightened.
I can’t possibly do nothing for a week, I explained. I felt sure that the anxiety from not fulfilling all of my commitments would outweigh any possible benefits of doing nothing.
And, then… BAM… as the day unfolded, my plans, my commitments, my too many important things…. travel, weekend conference, contract job, more travel….cancelled.
And, while I still have plenty of things to do, I also have time and impetous to reflect on what’s really important:
Health and wellness for myself, those that I love, those in my community and the world.
Slowing down to spend time with the people I love. Being present, patient, kind and mindful for the treasured people in my life.
Being a good leader and business partner. Developing, inspiring, and empowering people to make a difference.
Being a coach. Helping people achieve wellness, alignment, balance, resilience, energy. Helping people flourish.
So while this time of uncertainty and challenge can elicit fear and anxiety, I am trying to see the possible light… to take a deep breath (only if safely distanced, of course:) and focus on what’s really important.