Ideas to Inspire Your EXTRAORDINARY
Follow me and be notified of new blogs and articles:
TIP #1 Mental fatigue and burnout are different.
Fatigue is a temporary response to a stressor. Tiredness, irritability, difficulty focusing, and low energy are common symptoms. It is a physiologically normal response that is our body's way of signaling the need to give more attention to self-care.
Burnout is a more sustained disruption to our daily functioning. Negative thoughts and feelings derail participation in things that once provided meaning and purpose. Signs include withdrawal from normal activities, pessimism, sustained reduction in productivity, and detachment from work, family, or friends. Professional counseling is recommended.
TIP #2 Mental health is part of regular health care.
The negative associations with seeking mental health services are eroding. Counseling and psychiatric services are part of overall health and wellbeing, just as annual physicals or treatment for a sinus infection.
TIP #3 Self-care incorporates mind, body, and spirit.
Exercise, time in nature, meditation, breathing exercises, and bible study are examples of how individuals can reduce stress. Many Apps provide helpful guidance. Additionally, reducing time with negative influences, including people and social media, is very beneficial.
TIP #4 Service providers offer many options.
Mental health providers are not one size fits all. Some come to you, offering services at homes, schools, and workplaces. Others only see clients at their offices. Many, such as Martin & Muir, now provide telehealth services. Not all providers accept private pay clients or all forms of insurance. Using community resources is a helpful way to explore provider options and find what fits your needs.
If you or someone you know is struggling to find their footing in everyday life, seeking a mental health provider's help is a significant first step in reclaiming their life. If you do not know how to get started, please reach out to Lauren & Renesha. If we all look out for and support one another, we will emerge stronger and more resilient.
Next week, I'm applying the concepts of fatigue and burnout to your business, so be sure to check back next Tuesday. Until then, I wish you health and peace.
P.S. If your group is interested in learning more about mental health and self-care, please reach out to Lauren Muir through her website link above to schedule her presentation.
Does the idea of New Year's Resolutions and Goal Setting leave you with a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach? You are not alone! Our bodies often know truths that we try to overwrite with our brains. And in this case, the truth is that resolutions and goals often become relics collecting dust on a shelf.
This transition of years is unique. 2020 was a major disruption that threw all of our plans and momentum to the wind. It doesn't make sense to use history as a barometer for the future. This moment calls for a NEW VISION, and I'm going to give you my playbook to cast yours.
My Playbook For Vision Casting
Start with the Law of Attraction - if you put positive energy into your business and relationships, you attract positive energy back.
Begin your year, your week, your day, this moment with actions that invite happiness, fulfillment, and abundance into your life. When you surround yourself with people and opportunities that energize you, you will have the passion, commitment, and endurance to breathe life into the future you want to create.
Visualize yourself living in this place of positive energy. Notice the people, conversations, work, accomplishments that nourish your sense of purpose and fulfillment. Commit yourself to start living this compelling future today. Dismiss your internal pessimist who is likely shouting, "But how?" As Peter Block says, "The Answer to How is Yes."
Take actions that are true to living your visualized future and trust the how to reveal itself as you move forward in this journey.
Want step-by-step guidance and inspiration from other women? Join my Vision Casting Workshop 👉https://bit.ly/3fRJe2v.
A couple of weeks ago, this caught my eye, and I had to capture it on my phone to share with you.
Beyond the stark beauty, this image provides more profound inspiration. The abundant growth of this mushroom holds powerful lessons.
ONE. Something beautiful can grow from what is lost.
TWO. Just because something isn't thriving doesn't mean that it can give life to something new.
THREE. Synergism gives life to EXTRAORDINARY things.
We are starting a New Year despite the weird time warp created by the pandemic. We are hopeful for the vaccine's success, progress towards herd immunity, and removal of the restrictions and fears accompanying COVID-19. But, the one thing that will remain consistent in the new year is the volume of change we will navigate.
If 2020 has left you worn down and depleted, just remember this picture. You can still become the thriving mushroom, and beautiful things can grow from the death of what was once vibrant.
Wishing all of you Health, Happiness, and Prosperity
You know how I love bragging about the success of my clients. Seeing their success keeps me motivated. And, I want to motivate you by sharing.
When I met this team, they were running on fumes. The business demands were unceasing. Travel was challenging. And, the team was feeling the added stress of the pandemic. The owner wanted to bring good news and relief but felt thwarted by circumstances beyond his control at every turn. He'd always worked hard, but this situation was bringing him to his knees. He needed a fast turnaround and was praying that hiring me as his coach was the help he desperately needed.
This family business was busier than ever. They were getting new client opportunities they had long desired, but they couldn't enjoy the success. They were exhausted, overwhelmed, and their profitability was taking a hit. So many factors outside of their control left them feeling stuck and struggling to tread water.
Three Months Later...
The Path To Success
3 SUPERPOWERS of Coaching
If you are ready to SAY YES to faster results, LET'S TALK! Schedule your FREE initial coaching session.
When my girls were little, we would go driving through neighborhoods in December to see all the houses lit with holiday lights. This time of year is still a favorite. I've lived most of my life in this area of the country where winter day scenery is most often gray skies and the gray landscape of bare hardwood trees. This grayness intensifies my dislike of the short and chilly days that define winter. But, just as the gloom arrives, so does a spark of happiness that rapidly spreads—homes adorned with holiday lights and colorful decorations bring smiles to the young and old alike. And magically, the sunset at 5:30 p.m. becomes the stage for this visual wonderland.
Many traditions have waned as we've moved into the 21st century. I hope that holiday lights never suffer this fate. Hopefully, you experienced beautiful weather this past weekend for your annual holiday decorating. Several homes in my neighborhood decorated in advance of Thanksgiving. With COVID-19 limiting so many of our gathering traditions this year, your outdoor holiday display is a chance to increase happiness and cheer.
So whether you are a Clark Griswold or a Charlie Brown, it doesn't matter. You light up the world around you and bring joy to the holidays to people you may never know. Thank you and Happy Holidays!