Time to Re-Calibrate & Unplug, Reboot and Recharge
Time to Re-Calibrate
Unplug, Reboot and Recharge
Since starting Trailtalk 5 years ago, I’ve made a point of taking yearly emotional retreats. I need them. I, like so many people, take on too much. I spin way too many plates, and get caught up in way too many projects. A friend of mine once told me, “Allison, you can do everything, just not at the same time!” That was such a wake up call for me when I was a young mother trying to juggle family, work, and an aging parent. I took heed and mellowed out as best as I can mellow out. I put my career on hold, and was a full-time mother for 10 years. It was the right decision for me at the time. I stopped the madness and just did one thing as well as I could.
Well, here I am back at the same place I was years ago. I’m spinning way too many plates. I’m doing too many things all at one time. It’s time for me to reassess the who, what, where, and how of my life journey. One of my original blogs was about understanding what it means to be emotionally healthy. If you’re interested in learning more, check out this post.
One of the questions in the blog post is, “have you contemplated the purpose of your life?” I have, but get easily side tracked and take off on tangents quite often! Can you relate?
Anyway, I’m going off the grid for a few weeks to hopefully get grounded IN my life purpose. Eckhart Tolle speaks to this in his book, Finding Your Life’s Purpose.
Here are today’s TIPS from the TRAIL:
- Ask yourself: Can you carry on day-to-day, interacting with others while at the same time deal with stress, conflict, or problems? Review my blog about what it means to be emotionally healthy.
- Consider carving out time daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly to re-calibrate your emotional compass.
- Establish morning and evening routines.
- Practice 2 minute transitions meditations. I’ve talked about this before. Doing short, regular and routine mindfulness exercises eventually leads to longer, and more effective “emotional time-outs” guiding you back to the present moment.
Goodbye for now. It’s time to take on the day. Live it like it’s the only moment, which it is! 🙂
Happy trails, Allison