Pam Thomas loves encouraging others to bring their own flavor to the recipes called Life and Business. She has over a decade of experience in helping others stand up and out in positive ways personally and professionally.
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Plugged into lack.
Plugged into a passionless job.
Plugged into overachieving to the level of stress.
Plugged into taking care of others until we no longer have the energy.
Plugged into draining financial obligations.
Plugged into other people’s perceptions and thoughts.
It’s hard to ignore the fact that we are so plugged in to others things, things outside of our own self that we sometimes tune out to who we are and what we need. We lose our direction, get stuck in the day-to-day, and forget that we are meant to live life for us, not a life driven by externals.
Think about it...
We have cars with wireless capability so we can check our e-mail from the road. We have handheld devices in our pockets so we can stay plugged in to our offices, to Facebook, and phone calls.
Is it any wonder that we walk around in a tuned out, drained fog, feeling less than and maybe even riddled with fear?
When was the last time you completely immersed yourself in something that made you forget about…
The bills needing to be paid?
The report due to the boss?
The kids’ homework?
The dishes that needed doing?
What others were thinking of you?
If it’s been awhile, let this be your wake up call, because I promise you there will be one. You know how I know?
I had one most recently. I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice it to say I was in accident that came very close to costing my honey and me our lives.
Why does it often take some sort of catastrophic or near catastrophic event to wake us up to what’s important?
That was most certainly my wake up call to realizing that NOTHING, and I mean nothing, is more important than taking some time to tune in. To tune in with myself, with the ones I love, with my spiritual team, and even with nature. It’s THAT type of tuning in that makes life richer. It is THAT tuning in that gives us energy and helps us to remove the stress and unhappiness.
If you haven’t taken some time to tune in, please, I beg of you, do so today. And to support you in doing so, here are just a few ideas you can use…
1) Schedule 10 minutes in your schedule every day (starting today) where you can just sit quietly and breathe.
4) Get up and move
5) Have a date night with a friend or loved one
6) Color in a coloring book
7) Dig in the garden
8) Take a bath with candles
10) Sit in the sun
The benefits are endlessly, not to mention tuning in will arm you with enough energy and personal power to deal with the homework, boss, bills, and anything else that life may put in front of you.
My friends, here’s to unplugging and tuning in.