Emerge and Spread Your Wings

Dancing In The Rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”¬† Vivian Greene

I’m not sure about you, but this year is not turning out how I expected. It is April already, and though I have accomplished many things, a lot more has fallen off the radar. On reflection some tasks were irrelevant, but some important. My elderly parents have had some significant health issues, which have required more input from me. Ironically at the time I am developing workshops on Healthy Work Boundaries, I am living, breathing and finetuning my boundary setting skills.

So I’ve been reflecting on the year thus far, and here are some of the prompts I used in case you would like to try.

How is the year going this far?
What are you most pleased with?
What are you most disappointed by?
What are you enjoying in your work?
What are you not enjoying in your work?
What are you looking forward to?
What are you dreading?
What is your next challenge, and what outcome are you seeking from it?
What have you put into place or continued with this year that supports your work wellbeing?
What is one step you could take to improve your wellbeing?
When and how might you put that step into place? (Do you have a way to hold yourself accountable? If you want to reply to this email with your goal, I am happy to hold that intention for you.)

If you are stuck, here are some ideas from my self-care toolbox that I draw on:

Mindfulness – a free online course from Monash University
Meditation Р(Check out these apps for your phone- Insight timer, OMM )
Aromatherapy using essential oils
Yoga with Adrienne (online yoga classes)
Time management tips
Walking meetings – outside in nature
Daily grattitude journal
Emerge From Overwhelm – self paced e-course
Healthy Work Boundaries – self paced e-course

A coach of mine (Helene Scott) offered these great prompts to use for daily reflection.

  • Am I doing what I truly want to do?
  • How do I want to feel in my day today?
  • What can I do to evoke that feeling?”

So, whether or not 2018 is going to plan it is a great time to reflect on what you want, and how you might get there. What new dance do you need to learn?