a moment when you suddenly feel that you understand, or suddenly become conscious of, something that is very important to you
A few weeks ago my business coach had us focusing on self care and filling our cups. We are doing that again, but also “taking action together” this week.
I am getting more D-O-N-E, staying focused where I need to, AND have the ability to ask a quick question, or listen in to another conversation where I glean a tidbit of wisdom.
Working from home has its challenges… I continually “see” all the things that need to be done in the house… and yard… and garden… and for the animals… When I am focused on taking care of the house, yard, garden, or animals.. I am thinking about all the things I could be and/or should be doing for my business.
But today we were “standing around the water cooler” (ie: working on our computers and on a zoom call – LOL) chatting…
I made a comment about staying focused and getting the bed made (takes me less than 2 minutes) first thing in the morning. I love seeing the bed made! Gives me at least one space that is tidy to rest my brain from churning over all that still needs to be done. Our bed is generally made before I even leave the room in the morning and start my day with making my husband’s lunch. My business coach talked about the importance for her to close the doors to rooms that were a distraction to her and staying focused while the brain cell attention was at it’s height.
We got off the zoom and I finished what I was focusing my “taking action attention” on.
My cup of Yerba Mate was empty (waaa…..) but I knew the French press had more in it… (yea!!!!) and went into the kitchen to fix another cuppa, and mmmm…. I was getting hungry so might as well fix myself lunch.
THAT was when I had my “Water Cooler Epiphany”!!!If I worked outside the home, and with my eating plan (vegan, low fat, whole foods), and NOT wanting to or being very limited in options to eat out, I would have to make my lunch ahead of time. And there is NO time in the morning to cook a meal to take to work. That would have to be done ahead of time.
Wait… what…?!! Fixed ahead of time?DING!!! DING!!! DING!!!
Sort of like I do to take food for our meal on Sunday’s weekly fellowship meal at church! These are also some the tips I gave to my step-daughter for fixing her work lunches last night.
I am always putting everyone else’s needs before my own and it has had a negative effect on my weight, disposition, work productivity, & budget (food has gone bad, etc).
Two small tweaks to my evening dinner-time fixing routine (fix extra for lunch & wash dishes as I cook) will reap great rewards!!!!
Contact me today to get health coaching! I have learned a lot on the journey.
Yours for Abundant Health, Evelyn Mae