RECHARGE DAY FOUR: Fun.
Busyness is one of the biggest dampers on your intuition. There’s a lot of talk these days about slowing down, becoming more mindful, and creating time for ourselves. In theory, I agree. Doing all of those things (especially if you throw in daily meditation practice) will help you foster a better relationship with your intuition and help you identify what it sounds and feels like when it’s talking to you.
But it’s a pretty elitist concept. And it’s unrealistic. There are periods in our lives when we simply don’t have the time, energy, or resources it takes to limit stressors. Plus, I’ve seen so many of my clients over the years use the fact that they don’t have an optimal amount of downtime to beat themselves up, making difficult situations even worse.
We definitely should strive to include practices in our lives that nurture us. However, if you are temporarily unable to do that, try this instead: bring fun and relaxation to whatever it is you have to do.
I know. I don’t work for your crazy boss. I am not running your business or taking care of your elderly parent or small children (or both!). Or looking for work. I don’t have a horrible commute and I’m not in a toxic relationship.
By the way, I’m not saying you should resign yourself to any of these if they are killing your spirit. But your intuition has some things to say about all of it, and you won’t be able to hear any of it if you are too harried to listen.
So your assignment is to do or say something silly and fun at least once a day, more if you can. Set an alarm on your phone to remind yourself. And if life doesn’t feel fun right now, bring the fun to it. There is always at least one really fun or funny moment that happens in each day, and you can make it your job to find it. Doing this will give you a break, even a small one until you can take a longer one.
Leave your funnies in the comments below!