Weekday Wisdom, Episode 13
What do you do to get reconnected to your center, your purpose, your Why?
It’s Friday. Yay! And for all you side hustler’s and day jobbers out there, today is often a big day. Why? Because it’s the last day of the week and we’ve got the weekend, right?
But if you’re an entrepreneur, often the weekends don’t mean anything. I follow a lot of entrepreneurs and being one myself, I know that sometimes your work just kind of goes all seven days.
The problem with both of these mindsets is that they both lack balance. It’s all work, work, work, work, work, then just relax, do nothing and be mindless.
When you have a day job that you don’t like and you work five days a week — and you’re living for the weekends — those weekends are never enough.
If you’re an entrepreneur working seven days a week, you don’t get weekends at all!
It’s really important to take physical, mental and emotional breaks.
This really bubbled up into my consciousness this past weekend when my husband went on a retreat. He was gone from Friday until Sunday, and when he came home on Sunday, he was so grounded and at peace. You could just feel how connected he was.
This made me realize how important it is to switch off all this stuff:
Just be still and connect with who you are. Connect with the divine. Go on a retreat or even simply don’t distract yourself with all the buzz. And what I mean by all the buzz is television, alcohol, sugar, drugs — any of those things that we use to distract our mind from things we don’t like.
I feel that I’ve really been needing something like this because for the past week I have not been getting enough sleep. And, the past two nights, I’ve been plagued with bad dreams. I know it’s because it’s a part of me that just wants to go “Enough is enough!” So one thing I want to do this weekend — besides all the projects I want to do — is I want to take at least an hour to just relax and connect.
So, what are you going to do to connect with who you are? With why you get up in the morning? Why you go from one day to the next?
You want that why to be something that’s meaningful to you, that excites you and motivates you to take those steps. I encourage you to find some form of retreat that gets you away from it all for a weekend.
For example, my husband went on a Catholic retreat, because that’s something he really connects to. Other people may go on some other form of religious retreat. But you don’t have to go on a religious retreat.
Sometimes you can just go away for the weekend. Last year, right around this time, my husband and I went and what I called a “DIY marriage retreat.” It was our first year together and I created this whole program that helped us figure out where we were and where we wanted to be. It was a weekend in which we could just dream big about what we wanted to create together in our marriage. And, to make it extra special, we got on Airbnb, and found this beautiful place in Santa Barbara. It was just a magical weekend.
You don’t have to hire somebody to give you that retreat. You can create one on your own.
Either way, I highly recommend, at least once a year — you probably should be doing it every quarter. But I know, life gets in the way. I understand. But at least once a year, get away from it at all for at least two days. Take some time to be quiet and listen to the divine that is within all of us.
I ask you again what are you going to do to reconnect with who you are, to your why?
Don’t box yourself in.
Spread your wings and fly.
You — yes you! — are capable of more than you know.
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