As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I can easily become overwhelmed with just trying to keep up with my day-to-day responsibilities. My business — and LIFE in general — keeps me moving at a fairly fast pace with a flurry of activities in support of our clients. If I’m not careful, I can easily over-think, over-commit and over-work myself to the point where my physical body begins to shut down. Throw in an unexpected “occurrence” (good or bad) and I’m immediately on overload.
Several years ago, I began calling this my “muddy water” nudge . . .
- MUDDY WATER. When I get super-busy, stirring up all kinds of craziness (stuck in the muck and the mud) — I’m usually working 10- to 12-hour days, accepting clients who are not my ideal tribe members, and setting unbelievable objectives for myself. A perfect storm which would scare any BODY into mutiny.
- SITTING STILL. If I recognize my craziness early into this process, I’ve learned (the hard way) to STOP, step away from the chaos and go find a place to SIT still and do NO THING. Not ONE thing, nor TWO things . . . but NO THING.
- GETS CLEAR. Just like when a glass of muddy water, left alone, will eventually sort the muck and mud to the bottom, “sitting still” allows me to regain my energy, my focus and my clarity.