To stay on the Energy Drainer topic, I thought I would share something that I try to implement every day. It's not easy to do and I don't do it all the time, but I certainly try to make myself aware of this as much as I humanly can.
Have you ever driven to work or somewhere and thought to yourself, "I don't even remember driving here?"
Or you are working on your client/patient and thinking, "What will I make for supper?" "Who will take little Johnny to soccer practice?"
Or you are at home and thinking "I wonder if Mrs. Jones is using her iO Power Brush? I wonder if she likes it?"
You see, I use to do this all the time until I became aware that I was doing it and then made a conscious effort to change!
Years ago, my kids actually said, "Mom, you aren't listening to me!" "Mom, why are you always on your phone?"
This was a wake up call for me and I started making a conscious effort to live in the moment. When I am at work, I am at work. When I am home with my family and friends, I am home with my family and friends. It has taken me a few years for it to be a natural thing but when I first started I was very aware that I was creating a new habit.
I started implementing WIN ~ What's Important Now?
W.I.N. is a simple but powerful acronym that comes from the famous Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz. It stands for "What’s Important Now?" Holtz instructed his players to ask themselves this question 35 times a day. He wanted them to think about it when they woke up, while they were in class, study hall, the weight room, the practice field, standing on the sidelines during a game and while on the playing field. Holtz wanted his players to be able to learn to focus on what mattered most at any given time.
When I discovered this, it seemed so simple but it's not easy. This to me is how one could achieve Work Life Balance.
It's about being present and living with intention.
So when you're at work, be at work. Don’t be thinking about all the things you have to do at home like groceries and activities. When the door closes behind you at the office, leave your work behind. Then when you're at home, be at home. Don’t’ be thinking about work.
When you are organized and prepared both at work and at home, you can do this!
Think about What's Important Now!
Thank you for reading and have a great week ahead. Please take a look below for what is coming up!