Friday, February 24, 2012

Come apart - before you come apart

It’s Friday and tonight I’m going to a women’s retreat. I always love women’s retreats. I get energized, I laugh a lot so I come home healthier, I learn new things, and I am filled with gratitude for each woman there and what she brings to the event. I know this year’s retreat will offer me that—and more.

Do you have opportunities for retreats or getaways? No doubt you have a stress-filled life just as do most women. It’s important to devise an entire tool kit of things you can do to reduce your stress and add more fun to your life. It’s good self-care. And it’s good that you come apart (get away from your daily routine) before you (literally) come apart!

What do you do for yourself to reduce stress? What constitutes playtime for you and how often do you get it? Do you have some women’s groups to which you belong—groups that support you and fuel you?

If you do, that’s great. Keep it up. If you don’t, and you think it is something that could really be a resource in your tool kit, find a group now. Or create one. It can be a book group, a study group, a play group, a knitting group, or a dining-out group. Be creative. Discover the healing properties of women’s support systems. And learn about the synergy that occurs when women gather.

Are you interested in becoming part of a coaching group? Small groups of women gather (in person or by phone) for a set period of time around a specific topic or issue. This becomes a safe place to share, learn and grow. Let me know in the Comment box if you are interested in such a group experience—and what topics you might like to explore.

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