Wayside Gardens: Why Working Mums (and Dads) Sometimes Have to be Selfish


Deadlines. Pressure. A teenage daughter. And a Golden Labrador. Just now, I need to spend a lot of lot of time writing. Another manual for one of my "Subtle Energy" courses is gradually taking shape. So what's the problem?I got up early this morning, got started and before I knew it, got stuck...I was writing about improving visualisation skills and creating a powerful 'vision'. Something I have been teaching for years - so, why was it so difficult to write it all down in a harmonious, flowing and practical way?Getting In the FlowThere were so many other things to do. My daughter is on a half-term break from school, the garden has way too many leafshedding trees at this time of year and as if I didn't already have enough to do, the dog was staring me out and nodding her head toward the door and her lead (well, that's how it seemed to me).I gave in - it wasn't flowing too well anyway and a brisk walk through the brightly coloured woods would do me good. I know that - it always does.Get Back The EnergyYou see, the one mistake we make when we're busy, is that we forget to do something that gives us back our energy, that reminds us of the amazing journey we are on and the beauty of just being alive.We think that by working harder, faster, longer we will get more done and before we know it another day without a true sense of being and living has passed us by.Stepping out, even for 15 minutes, doing something that you love; walking, cycling, or just sitting in silence is what really allows you to get more done. These moments re-connect you with who you really are, they give you strength and optimism and re-align you with your vision.Your VisionBeing creative is not only about being artistic. You tap into creative energy in your normal working day many times. You need it when planning to cook a special dinner for friends, re-arranging and decorating a room, planning a day out with the kids.And taking some time out for yourself, to tune in to your needs and revive your vision will give you the boost you need to create something special from an ordinary day.Creating Something SpecialI came home from my walk with just the right words for my '7 action steps for creating your most powerful vision' - and - with the desire to share this experience with you.So, go for a walk, enjoy what you see by the wayside, even if there is only one tree, a small shrub and a single flower smiling modestly up at you. Feel the air, the movement of your body and enjoy the Bliss of the Journey.Look after Yourself FirstHave you ever been on a flight where they tell you to put on your own oxygen mask before you help anyone else? There's a good reason for that. If you don't look after yourself first, you won't be any use to anyone else.So have a great day today - with some quality time to walk and create. Working mums (and dads) can be creative and stay popular with the teenage daughters and Golden Labradors too. You just need to remember - first, put on YOUR oxygen mask. [EXTRACT] Deadlines. Of pressure. A teenage daughter. And a golden retriever. Right now, I have to spend much much time writing. Another manual for one of my "subtle energy" courses gradually taking shape. So what's the problem? I got up early this morning, started and before you knew it, got stuck ... I was writing about improving visualization skills and the creation of a powerful "vision." Something I have been teaching for years - so why was it so hard to write everything in a harmonious, flowing and practice Introduction The FlowThere were many other things to do?. My daughter is in a half-term break from school, the garden has trees leafshedding too at this time of year and as if there were already enough to do so, the dog was looking at me and nodding to him. doors and such (well, that's what I thought) I gave up - it was not flowing too well anyway and a walk through the forest of bright colors make me well. I know - always does.Get Back The EnergyYou see, the only mistake we make when we are busy, we forgot to do something that gives us our energy, which reminds us of the incredible journey we are and the beauty of just alive. We think they work harder, faster, and we will do more and before you know it another day without a real sense of being and living that has happened by.Stepping out, even for 15 minutes, making something you like, walking, biking, or just sit in silence is what really lets you do more. These times you re-connect with who you really are, they give you strength and optimism and realign its creative VisionBeing vision.Your is not just about being artistic. Take advantage of the creative energy of normal working hours many times. You need it when you plan to prepare a special dinner for friends, rearrange and decorate a room, planning a day with the kids. And take some time for you to tune to your needs and your vision will revive the momentum you need to create something special from a commonplace day.Creating Speciali came home from my walk with the right words for my "7 Steps to follow to create your vision more powerful - and - with the desire to share this experience with you.So, take walks, enjoy what you see on the road, even if only one tree, a small shrub and a single modestly smiling flower to you. Feel the air, the movement of your body and enjoy the bliss of the Journey. Look for yourself FirstHave ever been on a flight where they tell you to put on your own oxygen mask before helping anyone else? There is good reason for it. If not taken care of first, there will be no use of else.So anyone have a great day - with some quality time walking and create. Working mothers (and dads) can be creative and be popular with teenage daughters and gold farmers too. Just remember - first, put on your oxygen mask.
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