How do you switch off?
One of my favourite ways to switch off is to go back and visit my family in SA, which I did last week. I grew up on a farm between the Clare and Barossa Valley’s and although it’s fair to say I’m not much of a farm girl (and wasn’t really then either), I love going back to visit. My brother now lives in the house I grew up in, which my Great Grandfather built! I think that was in 1915.
Often I lose reception out in the country, and this time, I actually forgot to take my phone charger up to the farm. When you switch off completely from texts, internet, phone calls, Facebook etc, it can make you realise how often we’re spending time “checking in”.
All that checking in with technology can be pretty overstimulating for our adrenals, and can give us a sense of importance, and busyness, that isn’t … quite … real.
I certainly find that when I have less access to technology, nothing bad really happens if I don’t check in for a day or so.
It’s much harder to disconnect when my phone is nearby and “just checking” takes only seconds (in theory).
Some experts, like Tim Ferris, recommend checking emails just twice a day. It’s a good idea. I’ve never done it though, have you?
Leonie Dawson wrote about this recently, the need to fill your well and the way that enhances not only your business or work-life, but everything in your world:
When you bring to your fullness to your work, your blog posts, your clients… the impact is felt.
I can feel the difference when you’re creating from a place of worn-out, freaked-out, should-ifying.
I can feel the difference when you’re creating from a place of juiced-up, jazzed-up, vibing with spirit, having a glorious time.
And you can feel the difference too.
It’s a damn good, glorious thing to be creating from a full well.
So that’s what I was doing last week – filling my well!
“When you allow yourself disconnect, and fill your well before it’s completely necessary, everything works better.”
Ready for a fab few weeks of wonderful clients in the lead-up to Christmas, and some time to create my new e-course: Grow.Align.Shine.
I’m lucky that I’ve found the work I love to do, that is aligned to my purpose and helps others create big transformations in their lives too. I found this a sobering read, from an ad exec who gained a fresh perspective on his life in his dying days. I think doing what you love, and find truly meaningful, is so important.
I can’t wait to help other wellness practitioners to grow in their businesses in 2013. If you’re in business (or want to be!) do check out the free call I’m doing with Rebecca Law of Nourish Co. at the end of Nov.
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Tell me, what do you do to switch off?
Do you feel tied to the technology in your life, or do you have what feels to be a good balance?
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