Wednesday, January 11, 2012

When you don’t feel ‘juiced’

I just had one of those days where I completely lost my “juice.” Ever had one of those? They’re no fun. But let’s face it, we all have days when we don’t feel that we have our groove on—when we’re just a bit out of synch.

It might be one day, or two—or it might last longer than that.

What do you do when that happens?

Here’s what works for me: I need to pay attention to what I am feeling. To be with what is real.

Get over it!
I tend to be a positive person and don’t like to spend much time in pity-parties or at low ebb. I’ve been known to tell myself, “Get over it!” But when I do that, I miss out on what I might learn from my body and my heart—something I likely need to hear. I really do need to stop and listen to my heart.

So the other day when I lost my groove, I took the time to sit with my journal, my pen and a cup of coffee to sort out what was happening inside. Sure enough, as I wrote whatever came up for me, I discovered some things that needed tending in my life. Working on those issues will help me in my personal life—and will make me a better coach.

I also reached out to a couple friends to share my discoveries—and, wow, did that ever help me sort things out even more! Coaches need coaches, too, you see. In fact, it’s been said that no one needs coaching but that everyone can benefit from coaching.

So the next time you’re out of steam or low on energy, stop. Listen to your heart. Listen to your body. Reach out for help. Be ready for new discoveries.

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