The end of October in Austria into November has a couple of shorter weeks thanks to public holidays. This is a time when Viennese scatter to holiday spots and take quick get away's. For me, it is a nice time to sleep in! Taking on Randi Zuckerberg's advice (see my post titled the Power of Three) I am now allowing myself to choose sleep a bit more by both going to bed earlier and once a week sleeping in a bit more. And let me say, it feels nice. This level of self care and respect is lovely. We need to do it more. A Toastmasters friend of mine once said she takes herself on a date each week. Nothing gets in the way of this for her.
In our fast paced world, what else could we do to promote self-care and take a rest?
All of these activities while still active, allow us to come to terms with ourselves, to see we are just here in space and that we have simply today. Tomorrow is a memory and the future is not yet formed, so we need to just be in the moment. It is easy to say and harder to do. I know this for myself as I try to cram in more activity and achieve things on a list. For what? I don't have to always do so many things and want to incorporate this rest into my life.
David Corcoran is a Executive Voice Coach. He helps people take responsibility for their communication. This Blog contains his regular musings, thoughts and ideas. He is based in Vienna, Austria.