sibylle chaudhuri | coaching & training
Systemic and NLP Coach
Newsletter - June 2011
Balance your life
First of all I apologise for not sending out a newsletter in May.
Secondly, I have made some changes on my website to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. I found the colour I feel comfortable with and I can identify myself and my business with. Finally, I am working on my logo which I always had in mind but had neglected it for such a long time. Hence, there are some more changes to come, keep an eye on it ;-). Click here to have a look.
Following some news about myself: My husband and I had to find a new home and move house within a few weeks because our landlord sold our beloved flat we were renting. We found something literally last minute and now we have had workers in the house for already 10 days renovating and replacing kitchen and bathroom; and they will be in the house for at least 3 more weeks.
The last few weeks it seemed as if every evening and weekend was merely filled with some kind of work, we were tired all day long, we got grumpy, started arguing more about silly things and I got a really bad cold in addition.
Why am I telling you all that? Don't we all live busy lives? Exactly, and that's why I am telling you my little "every-day-life-story". Because my better half and I completely forgot to integrate some fun and relaxation in our daily routine.
"If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit fun and relaxation, hew would go mad or become unstable without
Herodotus (484 BC - 430 BC)
We all work hard to achieve something and to have success in life. However, when we only work hard and have no playtime and relaxation in our lives anymore, we are risking our physical and mental health, we get moody and touchy, burnout is very possible and we put our relationships at risk. Is it worth the price?
We just keep going in our own little treadmill; and we get used to it without realising that we are missing something in our life.
What are we missing?
Everything we put stress and pressure on needs some relaxation time as well, otherwise it will tear and break sooner or later. On the other hand, when we do not use something regularly it will get "rusty", it will deteriorate.
Let's take our muscles for example: When we don't exercise and only lye in bed all the time our muscles will shrink. To build up muscles we need to train more and do some stretching as well. However, in case we exercise and stretch our muscles too hard they will tear. Our muscles need time to relax and recuperate so they can function perfectly fine.
And that's what life is all about; work hard and relax. Sure, we can all cope with challenging or stressful times; but then we also need some playtime.
It is essential for us to create a balance in our lives.
Balance is not about working hard 24/7 and having a 2-3 weeks holiday once or twice a year; or a long weekend get-away now and then. Unfortunately, this is just not sufficient. Our body and brain need time to relax and recuperate on a daily basis. Therefore, we need to learn how to create a real equilibrium in our lives.
We work hard every day, and we need some fun and relaxation on a daily basis as well.
How and with what do you have fun and relaxation?
Have you ever thought about it?
Can you come up with at least 10 activities how to have fun and relax? How to play after working hard?
Think about it and make a list with everything that comes into your mind without judging or labelling it. You can increase your list every time you can think of something else in addition.
Here are some examples of what helps me to relax and to have fun:
• Have some quality time with my husband.
• Do physical exercises regularly (Tai Chi Juan, swimming, bike riding, etc.)
• Taking a long walk through nature.
• Meet good friends or call them for a nice chat.
• Reading a good book
• Taking a hot bath with candle light
• Baking a cake (is for me like meditation)
You cannot come up with a list of 10 things how to have a playful time? What did you like doing when you were a child? Try and take a childlike approach to your life now and then and don't take yourself too serious ;-).
When you are able to create a balance in your life, you will be amazed how much more creative and productive you will become at once.
Have you already read my monthly quotation for June and my short excursion?
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Go and have some fun every day, enjoy life and be well.
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