Take a moment

Many of us are running faster and faster these days because we think that this is the way we can meet the different responsibilities we experience from our family, employer, own company, social life etc. and so our only escape is when we can recover and enjoy during vacations/time out moments. Learning to say ‘Yes’ to yourself, self-reflection and learning to prioritize as you move through the different stages of your life have become crucial skills to have. To maintain a sense of balance, developing these skills will help you have a much more enjoyable experience. In a way you learn to surf the waves of life.

Key questions to ask yourself are:

– What would I like to get out of life?
– What would I really like to do in terms of work?
– Am I fully present for myself?
– Am I there for those I care about?

– What is the gift I take from my past that strengthens me today?
– Where am I now and which talents can I use to propel myself forward?

These questions when asked, give you a sense of focus, inner peace and a renewed sense of creativity even though you may not know all the answers, just the fact that you are asking these questions, sets things in motion!

Take a moment to come back to yourself again!

If you find it hard to make time for yourself because of the hectic lifestyle you have, an alternative is to make use of a Life coach and plan a couple of times a year, could be 4 or 6 times a year that you can meet up with them and they can guide you through your process. 
Remember that when you have a car, you spend time periodically to overhaul your car so you can rely on it to take you where you need to go. Do you spend enough maintenance time on yourself so that you know you will arrive at your desired destination?

Give yourself a gift today and make time to check in with yourself regularly and look at your life compass so you know where you are going and if you are happy with the direction.

Author: Esther Akpomukai