How to get Better Results by Slowing Down
Giving your mind and body time to rest and restore
Jean Edelman: Great to be with you this week. This week I want to talk about less is more. I feel like there is a great myth in life that connects our worth - our personal internal worth - to our productivity. We, in our busy life, tend to ignore our hunger, how tired we are. We work through sickness. We push our bladders to the brink because there's always something more to do. There's always something that needs to get done.
Cherishing ourselves and having consistent self-care is vital to our routine. It will help to have healthy boundaries. Learn to say no and embracing we are good enough. Better, faster, stronger is not always the best way. And remember that our mind and our body needs to rest, relax and time to restore and to process our life. It is at the slower, quieter moments that we produce our insights and our ideas. It's during our mindless task that we can be our most productive. The quiet and the rest helps us tap into our unconscious mind, which is where our creativity is.
And so our action item for the week is think about situations where we have pushed our way through. What were the results versus a time when we allowed and flowed more with the situation?
So my word of the week is LESS.
The L is to Learn. We're here to learn about ourselves. We will be given obstacles, obstacles to work through in our life because this is lifelong learning. And when we finally understand that - the less is more and that we are enough, we have all we need. It will be a great, great moment.
The E is for Effective, producing a result. We do not have to push through everything to create a result. We can take the time it takes to get great results.
And the S is to Share our light and our laughter. We cannot have these moments when we're focused on busy, busy, busy life. We can do this when we flow and allow the moments to be.
The other S is to Shine, to dazzle and gleam. When we are in balance and we make time for others when we can be in the moment with those that we love. These are the memories and the moments that we hold in our hearts.
Have a wonderful week and please practice less and see what great results you have.