We are busy people. This we all know. It’s nearly an automatic response when people ask how we are -the answer; busy. Almost as if being busy is a sign of success. But when does your busyness become “too busy”? Have you ever found yourself creating a whirlwind of things to do, stress, drama? Yet nothing really seems to be done? This is being unproductive. This is ‘busy’ syndrome.
Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Self Love Sunday. I will write about it and speak about it to anyone who will read/listen to me. I cannot begin to stress how important it is to just take a time out, for yourself, because if there’s one person you can call the CEO of your life, it’s you. And as CEO, it’s up to you to make sure you are always at the top of your game, but in order to do that, you need to schedule some time-out.
A self love Sunday date with yourself is like taking a weekly meeting to review, analyse, gain clarity, organise and plan how to proceed with that dream chasing you’re doing. Rest is as important as everything else you do. Sometimes we get so caught up in ‘destination success’ (we think we won’t feel successful or happy until we attain certain goals), that we forget to realise that most of the time were crazy busy…we are actually unproductive, and we miss the happiness that can be found in this very moment.
I know for myself, my date with myself is time for me to just chill, to check in with my core beliefs, my passion, my purpose. Without this downtime, I would be just racing towards my BIG dreams, feeling pressured and stressed, without realising and appreciating the beautiful journey that I am on, including those highs and lows (& there’s many of those, daily when your trying to create your own business and brand). You don’t even have to do anything. In fact this is one of my favourite dates…I book in time to DO NOTHING. And honestly it feels as good as those big deals and accomplishments feel.
When was the last time you just did nothing?
Perhaps enjoyed a herbal tea (or wine) and just sat still? Sat underneath the stars and just star gazed? Sat on the beach and watched the waves? This is my challenge to you…make a date with yourself, you; the CEO, the one who is responsible for all the decisions you make in your life, the one who gets to choose what type of life you will live, the one is the most important of all. Do something (or nothing) that you just love to do.
Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
– Veronica A. Shoffstall
Do something you enjoy. Just try it.
You are #1 in your life. Your mental health is just (if not more) important than your physical health, yet we invest hours every day working out our bodies. When was the last time you worked out your mind?
Let me know how you go.
Love & light, Charlie x.
P.S. Whatever you do, DO NOT make this meeting and then cancel it. Would you do that in real life to your boss? Husband? It is a non-negotiable.