I’ve fallen into this dark ditch over the last few months and have come to realise that for me it has a lot to do with a general life block. This particular life block has been preceded by my mind, body and family screaming at me to take my own advice to stop, rest and reset.
“Taking a break can lead to breakthroughs” ~ Russell Eric Dobada
I’m not quite at a breakthrough - but taking some time to take my time has given me a huge breath of fresh air and a moment of clarity to move forward.
It did get me thinking about the question of where is the line between too much work and too much rest? And how do you teach your children the delicate equilibrium to go forth in this life well balanced?
Deep question, I know! And the fact that I tend to bite off more than I can chew more often than not certainly makes me no expert on the matter. My gut feel, however, is that it is a gut feel. Everyone resonates with different ideas about life. My own personal resonation lies with extensive reading of personal development books (my favourites are in this week’s download). Others prefer motivational speakers, surrounding themselves with uplifting people, quiet moments in nature - the list is endless.
For me, the tricky thing is knowing what resonates with my children. How do you speak to them about the balance of work, rest and play in their own language?
I don’t have a one-size-fits-all answer. But it's questions such as this that inspired me to create a blog, write a book and grow a community of people who support each other with thoughts and ideas. A safe place to ask questions and to value the people who participate and offer constructive suggestions to parenting challenges and life in general.
It’s our very own version of the proverbial village it takes to raise a child. But it’s not just that. It’s the embracing of our very humanness and the need to belong to something greater than ourselves. The understanding that we will never have all the answers and that we learn in every single moment of our life. That every person we encounter has a lesson for us.
Who’s with me?
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