The more I do the tougher I get, the tougher I get the less I feel, next thing you know I find myself on auto pilot feeling nothing and just doing. Sure I get a lot done but I often become more callous in my approach to dealing with people. I really noticed this last week when I spent 7 days in California helping my Mom get readjusted after losing my Dad. My “Get it done, take charge” button was definitely pushed. It’s so easy for this button to turn on, in fact it just happens automatically, the real challenge comes when I need to turn it off. I’m sure many of you Female Advisors can relate, especially the working Mom’s!
Even after returning from California I was still in that “Take no prisoners” mode so when we had a few discussions with some of our kids about getting jobs and taking charge of their lives you can imagine my role in this process, it wasn’t pretty. While the message needed to be said had I been in a “softer” place I probably would have had a greater impact.
There are times in our lives when we can become overwhelmed with responsibilities, kids, work, health, family and before you know it you’re not even thinking you’re just doing. While you may feel accomplished odds are you may be losing an important part of yourself, the part that fills your soul and nurtures your spirit. This is really the part of you that others love.
Take some time this week:
- Listen to beautiful music
- Take a scenic walk
- Journal about what you love in life
- Listen to “The Power” CD (my favorite)
If you are a task master like myself, give yourself a soft task every day and put it at the top of your list. This simple exercise can help balance the scales and bring out the softer side of YOU.