This is the first blog I have done for nearly 6 months … to be honest my priorities have lain elsewhere. I know I have been fairly absent on social media sites and at networking events. Increasingly I prioritise when and where I expend my energies. Developing my business is just not a high priority. I love the work that I do but don’t currently have the capacity to take on more. I have just offered my only available day in May to a Chief Executive who has requested a mindfulness workshop.
Does that mean I am working constantly? Absolutely not. I am prioritising time with family – particularly my youngest daughter who is about to take her GCSE’s and is still trying to source funding to go to the school of her dreams; my own health and well-being – getting out into creation as much as possible with good friends and my dog; my marriage; and ALWAYS a top priority – my faith and deepening my relationship with God. Let first things be first!
As part of my daily practices I journal and, am currently, using some journaling prompts from some leaders in wellbeing, whose wisdom I respect. Today’s prompt is ‘Over the past month what have your actions been saying about your priorities? Are there any changes you want to make? If so elaborate …
The first things I look at with my coaching clients are their diaries and their technology use I urge you to examine those things … what are your priorities? Are you working in order to live or living in order to work? When did you last laugh out loud? Spend real quality time with your loved ones? Invest in your friendships? Thank God?
My motto has always been ‘carpe diem’ – seize the day – since losing my mum as a teenager. This was underlined by the loss of my sister who was just 49, last November. Today is called the present for good reason – it’s a gift – make the most of it. Find your joy … and if you are struggling please get in touch