I have been struggling with too many classes (I love to grow and learn and share what I discover with YOU), and projects (getting this blog up and writing consistently), learning how to share all that knowledge on Social Media, creating a live workshop and the ultimate retreat experience.
All that while trying to get more fit, maintain health, learn Spanish and Sailing, Be Present to my (91 year young) parents and friends, Raise my Consciousness!, and catch up with woefully neglected past clients all while keeping CURRENT clients growing their capacity to love themselves and keep their families together (my HIGHEST priority).
Oh, and did I mention consistently Playing in my OWN Partnership with my beloved Mike? I get daily reminders of what happens if I put all of the above before my primary love relationship. (As you may have noticed, none of those other things matter as much when you don't have your love relationship intact).
I messed that up in my 20's and it took down my marriage. I still feel the irony of when I finally heard my neglected husband and agreed to exchange holiday gifts (I self-righteously maintained that gift buying degraded the meaning of the holiday) and received books on “money and success” from him.
That was all he saw of me. I was in survival mode and instead of partnering with him and putting US front and center, I put EVERYTHING else before him. I still feel his pain today although I am now grateful for having learned that life lesson SO deeply.
Today I invite you to join me in evaluating and prioritizing and creating a sort of loose plan for all of your own life projects. Stephen Covey's 4 quadrants are coming to mind now... as well as David Allen's Getting Things Done principles. How cool to actually APPLY these concepts I read about so many years ago.
So here I am writing and sharing on this blog first thing (So Important but not Urgent :-) and want to close by encouraging you to do one thing along with me that is Urgent AND Important. Take 3 (or more!) slow deep breaths while FOCUSING on your HEART. This Heart Focused Breathing will make a difference in everything you do from start to during to directly afterward and will build your resilience over time.
Use this tool before you see your Sweetie, during your interactions with them, and afterward if you had any tensions or stresses. Use it to help you choose which of your own projects you want to play with next. It helps you get to what is most likely to make the biggest impact in your BEing.
In Gratitude and Appreciation for ALL that You Are,
P.S. Do you have someone in your life that is Important and needs to be attended to? I can help you take your relationship with them to a new level whether it is now Urgent or Not (I highly recommend you start BEFORE it becomes Urgent!). Schedule a complimentary Relationship Rescue coaching session here: http://meetme.so/ninapotter or contact me at nina(at)ninapottercoach.com . Let's take your love to new depths and heights!