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“Why are we so easily complexed by the successes of our peers that we immediately feel we should start moving faster and start stressing more?” Forbes Woman
What would your business and your body be like if you weren’t engaging in 101 connections, activities and comparisons on a daily basis?
It recently occurred to me how different my days are since leaving London and moving to Italy.
No more 6a.m buzzing alarms set to snooze ample times over as I lie in bed exhausted wondering how I will muster the energy to get to my train on time, let alone teach a total of 150 teenage boys, host events and attend meetings all in one day!
As I walked along the beach today I realized two things:
A– I have finally let go of the need to fill every second of my day with “productive” activities and interactions.
B– I am much more naturally productive and energised, from morning latte to lights out.
Is it because my routine has vastly changed or is it simply that I’ve let go of the urgency to do more, have more , and be more?
I now understand what I got from my crazy, action filled , jam packed City schedule:
- Busyness, which I equated with success.
- Ample connections , most of which I couldn’t ever keep up with anyway.
- Inspiration from some of the best mentors and teachers in the world (not so bad)
- A salary and extra money, which I used to spend on improving my flailing health, due to this erratic lifestyle!
- A false sense of security, self-importance and status.
This ultimately cost me:
- My relationship at times
- My energy and health
- Clarity of purpose
- Burn-out at work
- A lot of cash!!
And now since slowing it all down and getting comfy with the art of doing less?
Well there is no wake up call alarm, my body knows when to awaken thanks to a finely tuned and healthier system.
Breakfast is enjoyed slowly with my lovely man, still includes the latte of course, followed by a walk on the beach with my growing pack of dogs.
Yoga is optional and often 3 mornings a week and still very much needed to ensure I really practice the “slow”.
Food is seasonal, home-cooked and eaten mindfully, not on the go .
Focus is dedicated to my business not my busy-ness! plus there is more time and enjoyment of the present moment.
Money and “success” seems so much less of an effort , ironically the opportunities to be of service flow more easily than ever, only now I don’t waste my earnings on recovering my health!
Long commutes in the evening are gone and instead there is time for an apertivo with clients or friends, usually enjoyed in the last of the day’s sun.
What this slower and less striving lifestyle has really given me is:
- Clarity on my business and brand
- Freedom from needing to keep up with the Jones’
- A connection to the leader within myself , awakening my greatest confidence to date.
- Lasting energy/vitality.
- Simpler and faster decision-making and ironically of all, a greater sense of…..
As well as … Much better lattes , it being Italy and all!
If you’re reading this and you feel uncomfortable with the above, chances are it is time to learn the lost art of doing less and slowing down, busy-less success .
I am not asking you to change your life completely, unless like me you are in the mood to make a courageous leap into the unknown.
Simply consider how you’re spending your days, is there space and time for YOU or are you constantly battling the excuse of not having enough time to slow down and enjoy the present moment?
From morning latte to lights out , you owe to your body and your business to do a little less and go a little more slowly each day, only then will you ultimately awaken your God-given inherent success!
Recommended Reading Resource What’s the Rush?
What is your daily routine like? Does it scream “I need more time” or is it embraced and enjoyed as you go about your daily life and business with the vitality you deserve?
The Body Bliss Booklet – A Simple Guide to Greater Health and Wealth for the Busy Professional.
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