It’s Spring! Use this Season as Your Guide for Inspired Next Steps
Let’s send up new shoots. Get rid of the old dried up leaves and twigs. Open a fresh eye on the world. Let the still small voice that knows there is something emerging get a bit louder.
All of us feel a bit dug under sometimes. I know sometimes I feel like there is so much to do I don’t know where to start and so I feel inundated. That’s when I take a fresh look at what is happening in my life, what is happening around me, where I am putting my focus and what I want to do next and why I want to do it.
We are multifaceted beings, so underlying the tasks we are doing are the thoughts and feelings we have about those tasks.
- What do the tasks mean to us?
- What importance do they hold in our lives?
- What are the benefits or the drawbacks?
- Are they essential or can they be removed from the list?
Sometimes it is good to sort all that out. Sometimes sorting it out isn’t necessary. That is for you to decide.
What does matter is taking a moment to breathe.
Take stock of all that is happening; what you are feeling emotionally and physically; what you are thinking… and see if there is a need for or room for a different point of view or a different course of action.
Often a change in focus opens up a completely different feeling about what comes next. We may have a new idea that allows the energy (e.g. your thoughts and emotions) to take a different route that helps you see possibility in a new way. Sometimes it means you have a new view on what already exists and sometimes it means you will make a change. It may be as simple as cleaning out your sock drawer to help you be and feel more organized.
The idea is to stop and actually be mindful of what is going on inside and out. It gives you a fresh start.
I find that any one thing I do that organizes my space or my thoughts helps me move to the next task with a different openness in my breath, openness in my thoughts, and a clarity about the next action.
It is sometimes a surprise, but when we start re-organizing that which is around us, we begin to start a process within ourselves that opens doors to freshness; we see, hear and smell in the spring.
Let’s take advantage of this powerful seasonal energy to take a deep breath and proceed with fresh hope and a new view.
Spring is the ideal time to take the next step to accelerate YOUR next step.
Choose the inspired life you want to live.