Will the world stop turning if you stand still?

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Being busy serves little purpose – when we are disconnected from our body, we can’t listen to our intuition. We are stuck on a merry-go-round and it’s exhausting. But, what if we stop striving for work-life balance and embrace ‘work-life slide’, a more compassionate approach to soulful working?

When we grow a business, develop a creative practice or climb the career ladder, we seldom stop to celebrate each milestone.

So often, we are onto the next goal. We are self-critical, we suffer from comparison paralysis and impostor syndrome. There is never enough time and work life balance seem impossible.

We fail to see the beauty in the small ordinary things and we do not open up to possibility when we rush to get things done. We have forgotten how joyful and illuminating creative reflection can be and what vitality and grace feels like. We lose track of the reasons why we want to bring our microbusiness and creative talents to the world.

Being busy serves no purpose. When we are disconnected from our body, we can’t hear our intuition because all the other demands on our time, energy and attention drown it out. It’s no surprise, because we are on a merry-go-round of doing and duties that never stops until we fling ourselves off it and collapse into bed at night. It’s just plain exhausting.

What if we reframed our relationship with balance? It’s hard to resist inspiration when it strikes at midnight or a great connection when it happens at the playground or yoga studio, not at your desk during your allotted working hours. Stop striving for work life balance and embrace work life slide, which is a more compassionate approach to soulful entrepreneurship and flexible working.

When we’re building a body of work or a microbusiness, the way we live informs our work and vice versa. Boundaries get blurred, but this doesn’t have to be a bad thing, so long as you understand your purpose and where you’re spending your most finite resources: time, energy and attention.


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Ref: https://www.psychologies.co.uk/will-world-stop-turning-if-you-stand-still


Lesley Strachan (MBA) is an Award-winning coach| consultant| speaker| trainer and adviser and is based in Hampshire, UK. She is also a Certified Jack Canfield Trainer in The Success Principles and uses her creativity and experience to inspire others through teaching, mentoring and coaching all over the world and has loads of fun doing it. Lesley has over 30 years of experience working in the corporate and education sectors as well as years of experience as an Entrepreneur. Her areas of expertise include: personal life coaching, communication training, leadership training, corporate training, health and wellness, and educational consultancy. Lesley is also a mentor for young people for EBP and an Enterprise Adviser for The Careers and Enterprise Company

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