We live in a world where everything is connected. If you don’t bring a cord, your battery will run low and then, oh no! you’ll be disconnected. When I pack for trips, I’m amazed at the number of gadgets, cords and more I now have to remember so the backup plan can be executed if needed.
Recently, when I traveled to Toronto, I didn’t turn on international calling or texting because it was a two day trip. I found it quite refreshing not to have the phone alerting me to all the normal text messages, voxer messages, emails and more. Ah—I took a deep breath.
But I’m pretty good about disconnecting on a regular basis. At family gatherings, (like Father’s Day yesterday), my phone stayed in my purse so I could give full attention to and spend time with the family that was there. (I’m about the only one that does that!) My phone is nowhere near me when I sleep or when I wake.
I choose to meditate when I first wake up, that’s the connection that is most important to me. Taking time to relax, slow down and get grounded before the day starts. I’ve got to connect on a daily basis, or just like missing a workout, I feel off when I don’t. Regardless of your preference for prayer or meditation, journaling or reading your Bible, it’s taking the time to decompress and plug in to your higher energy source that is critical to living a life you enjoy.
I heard a great analogy the other day, an iron only works if it’s plugged in to it’s energy source. And if you want your life to work, and feel good you too need to tap into the energy source on a regular basis. It’s easy to get caught on auto-pilot and be focused on the list of things to do, and stressed out by overwhelm. But that’s no way to live life. Life isn’t meant to be survived. It’s meant to be enjoyed!
As I’ve completed the last few modules in my certification program to be a trainer of the Success Principles from Jack Canfield’s (co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul books) book of the same name there were a few meditations. I did several in one day and found myself full of energy, joy and a sense that nothing was going to bother me. Added to my eternally optimistic attitude about life it was a nearly euphoric experience—and one I highly recommend.
Have you lost your connection to yourself or your energy source? I encourage you to take 10 minutes a day this week to write about what’s happening, to meditate (you can download a meditation app) or just do deep breathing when you wake and before you go to bed. You’ll see, feel and hear the difference in what you say, how you show up and your level of energy.
PS – Remember I shared with you that I set a goal to launch a new seminar series by June 30th? I’m ahead of schedule! Watch for information on how you can register for a success-boosting, life-changing seminar in July. Isn’t it time you enjoy yourself more, feel more in centered and in balance and learn easy to use tools that will help reach the level of success you’ll been secretly planning?