- by Tracey Hancock, REALiving coach + mentor
Each day we're faced with situations that we can learn from but because we don't always pay attention to them we miss opportunities to grow, to evolve. Instead, more often than not, we get caught up in the busyness of the day and keep pushing ahead.
What if you were to slow down and pause long enough to notice the lessons and allow the growth?
Imagine what might change by doing that.
Things happen but what happens next is up to you
As I reflected on why I'd got sick (the worst cold I ever remember having!) I realised it had happened before. When I've faced situations that have lessons for me to learn and the potential for significant growth BUT I've pushed ahead, my body has slowed me down.
With my work schedule re-arranged to give me time to rest and heal, I thought about the experiences I had while travelling in India for 3-weeks, and with my head a lot clearer now (and less likely to explode) I'll be doing more reviewing and reflecting this coming week.
Although I'm spending quite a bit of time thinking about the lessons from the trip, it isn't always such a time-intensive process. In this case, the time I'm dedicating to reviewing and reflecting is proportional to the extent of potential change.
On a day-to-day basis, what does this mean for you? Allow time each day, 10 minutes would be a good starting point, to review and reflect on what's happened / happening. Ask yourself what learnings, big or small, you notice. Then make the changes needed to reflect how you've evolved.
Tracey Hancock is a coach and mentor passionately committed to helping people live well. Drawing on her own life experience and the lessons she's learnt trying to be and do what she thought was expected of her, Tracey will guide you to reconnect with yourself, putting you and your health at the heart of everything you do in life and business.
If you know it's time to be you and live your real life, contact Tracey today to learn more about the REALiving approach.