I (obviously) don’t know how you operate but I spend lots of time in my head and it can be exhausting. I am jealous when our youngest son tells me he doesn’t do much thinking!! Meditation (prayer) has certainly helped and there are moments of space that feel vast and liberating. Learning how to still the mental aspect of myself continues to be a daily practice and I am very grateful for the changes thus far.
WORK & BUSINESS:
I put work in the mental quadrant of life because for most of us work requires mental effort (even when we do manual labor). We must show up, we must take or give orders, we must show responsibility; all of which requires great mental fortitude.
I have considered myself a full-time mother (of 4) for 25 years, the pay was lousy and there have certainly been challenges, but it was a role I loved completely. Most of us spend many years of our lives working which is why this element of our lives has such a significant role in our well-being. When we are engaged in work that fulfills us, we are happier, less stressed and feel that life is more abundant. And the opposite is true; when we are unhappy at work, we often feel angry, stressed and this spills over into all aspects of our lives. This circumstance compromises our health, our relationships, and ultimately can damage our careers.
How can we improve our work/business lives? What helps us step into our abundance in work? Tune in for new ideas.
TRAVEL & VACATIONS:
I put travel and vacations in the mental aspect because they are essential elements in maintaining a healthy mental attitude.
Perhaps visions of Mediterranean cruises or trips to Sydney come to mind when I talk about abundance in travel but really, abundant travel simply means the practice of going somewhere new, somewhere that takes you out of your everyday and allows you to experience space, freedom and enjoyment.
In this blog, I try to talk about ways to add vacations to your life, even if you can’t leave your county. Check out the stats of our recent 9-month long trip – US 2013-14