Hello SOTGC community,
Life can be a big wall of light switches.
With all the buzzing in our ears of things to do and bright lights of things people need, we turn different parts of ourselves on and off depending on the role we play in different areas of life to different people.
Are you on or are you off?
Life is yanking at us from north, east, west, and south. Life is calling us to be executives, wives, girlfriends, mothers, daughters, exercise mavens, leaders, chefs … And now pretend the list continues on for hours because this list is endless.
Throughout the day, we switch on one persona and switch off another. We connect to one piece of the magical puzzle that is us and disconnect from the rest. When we compartmentalize who we are, we compartmentalize our essence and our mind, body, soul connection.
Think about your wild workday. Is your mind, body, soul connection on or off? Here’s how you can tell:
Your morning is a daily rush made up of you flying around the house, one heel on, half-ironed shirt, half-buttoned, gulping a protein shake, and out of breath by the time you make it to your car.
Your butterfly wings are stale. Movement is limited, non-existent or ridiculously repetitive. You forget to get up to stretch those beautiful muscles, strong spine, and thriving legs of yours. Stress runs your agenda and feels inescapable.
The day is a blur. You get home and can only account for the huge ups or huge downs. You want to forget about the past 8-12 hours and zone out until the tornado starts again in the early morn’.
You start your day with an intention. No matter who you are going to see or what trouble you’ll be getting into, you start grounded. Whether it’s a morning meditation, a jog around the block, a journal entry, or taking in the peace of the morning proactively, you connect to your desire for the day.
You are aware! You breathe! You take multiple breaths of fresh, sweet air when emotions start to rise because of an audacious email or stress starts to hit the fan when an unexpected deadline is added to your toppling plate of business. You actively choose to not ignore the anxiety, you turn inward, pressing reset and pursue the day connected and aware.
You reflect. You take time at the end of the climactic day to revisit what you loved about the day, how you spent your time and how you felt. You recognize if your soul is aligned with your work. Does it make you come alive? Are you challenged? Do you have the opportunity to serve others? Finding meaning in your day is your grand finale, giving you perspective on the day to come.
Question of the day: are you on or are you off? Where can you reconnect in your daily hustle? Don’t let the fog of a daily routine keep you disconnected from what you truly want in this lifetime.
Actively choose to connect to mind, body, and soul. It is the key to defining what you want in this world and determines if you will achieve it.
So screw the light switch lifestyle and shine that bodacious light of yours non-stop.
When we are aligned and in sync with our entire being, we are unstoppable.