A friend of mine use to tell me she thinks I am good at coaching myself in life. And, yes I am – at times. Other times I am no good at it at all.
During those “other times” I take help from friends, family and professionals to remember who I am, what I need, want and how to continue taking care of myself.
Most of us get out of “balance” or alignment ever so often throughout our lives. Another friend called it to be ‘out of sync’ last week, and my experience is that it really can feel like that. So most people need some guidence from time to time.
A book, a podcast or an interview by/with a person we are inspired by can be a great reminder or help for us to ask the questions we need or do the basic things for us to get back into sync sooner rather than later.
Earlier this year I had a rather negative attitude towards… Well, pretty much everything, so I started going to several of my guides more actively again.
- I listened to the audio book “The monk who sold his Ferrari” by Robin Sharma during daily walks.
- On Youtube I watched/listened to talks and guided meditations with Mooji and Eckhart Tolle before going to sleep.
- Started (again) to read newsletters by the Swedish coaches Anders Haglund and Olof Röhlander. Both are former professional athletes.
- Checked out one of my body movement inspirations (Naprapatjonas) on Instagram more frequently and started reading his blog again.
You might have your own guides and mentors already, or you feel inspired to find a new one. They’re all around us, and we need only to be open to see and hear when someone or something makes us feel moved in a good way to understand we might have found something valuable.
When I am extremely tired or in some other way put out of natural physical balance, my inner guide usually goes away to someplace Nice and it’s more important than eder for me to ask for help to stay friendly towards myself and keep my priorities right.
I literally make a short list of my basic needs or ask someone to help me stick to the basics: sleep, eat, have fun and move my body. If nothing else works – that’s a good base to just stay above the surface. Then I can add small goals like eating more vegetables, going to the gym or call a friend.
Love and sunshine – allways.