How do you feel after the summer? Did you have a good break?
I did, and I got some extra break on top because I caught a heavy flu on the way home that derailed my schedule for the start of September. It made me think about the real priorities (no, not just health, though that’s always the first thing we take for granted).
What was really important was getting our life organized after the break. Coming home from a camping trip with the proverbial eight loads of laundry, a stack of fresh notebooks, tarot decks and crystals, and a project list that started with the top priority „back-to-school“, I didn’t really have a chance of tackling any of the business tasks that were originally planned for our homecoming week.
I also felt just as relaxed as on those days by the beach, on top of the cliffs in Lulworth Cove and Milford-on-Sea, and I didn’t want to lose all of that calm, just because of a minor thing like a fever that had knocked me out.
So I decided to take it slow. Go with the flow. Tackle the stacks and heaps one by one. Take a break. Listen to a nice video or audiobook, then do the next thing. And piece by piece, corner by corner, I conquered the floors back. Now they’re all nice and cleared of holiday remains, and are inviting the kids to fill them with the paraphernalia of everyday school life.
I still haven’t caught up on all the things I had planned to do. And I’m not even trying. I still take it piece by piece, and that’s a new experience for me. I’m usually doing several things at the same time, organizing everyone, starting three projects, completing two more, and thriving in it. Not this time. Not now.
I feel properly rebooted and recharged. And I realize how much I enjoy being in this calm, relaxed, and focused energy. There’s a part of me that loves to do things with precision. And at this moment, this part is having a ball.
Our priorities tell us a lot about our values. And while I love my fiery and passionate side and feel very much in my energy and power when I’m reveling in the newness and creativity, I equally enjoy this wholly balanced and systematic way of simply doing one thing at a time, going step by step. It goes to show that there can be more than one way for us to be in our power.
So, what are your priorities after your return from the holidays? Organization? Planning? Re-connecting with your friends? Initiating a new project, or kick-starting your team into action now that everyone is back? What does this tell you about your ways of being in your power?
This is your Friday reminder to be in your power and stay in your power. If you want some help with that, send me a DM or schedule a call.