Pause. Put down your to-do list. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Then ask, “Who or what is calling for my attention right now?”
All of us can succumb to the seduction of productivity. Who doesn’t love to cross things off a long task list?! But at the highest level, are you working on things that really matter? Are you directing your energy, time and talents in a way that will make a true and lasting impact? This week I’m stepping off the hamster wheel to pause frequently, ask these questions and remind myself I’m a human being, not a human doing. I’m not here to just “get stuff done.” I’m here to connect and contribute in deeply meaningful ways.
Want more? Read my post What Is the Best Use of My Energy Right Now? and check out the nine ways to say no list. I’d love to hear how the week goes for you and what you notice around busyness. If you or your friends live in Western North Carolina, join me this Thursday 3/17 from noon-1:00 p.m. at WorkAbout Co-working for a free event celebrating self-employed women!
WORK-LIFE BALANCE SUPPORT ~ THREE OPPORTUNITIES:
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- A SPRING RETREAT! May 6-8 in Boone, NC. Join me and like-minded women at Awakening Your Wild Soul: A Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat ~Art of Living Retreat Center. Almost sold out! Learn more.
- Help your team/employees find balance in 2022! Schedule me to create a balanced living workshop, keynote or personal retreat to help your team, organization or employees feel less stressed and more resilient, creative and focused. For 20+ years I’ve been working with companies/organizations such as Women in Conservation, the Council on Family Violence, Merrill Lynch, the Center for Women in Law, the Hewlett Foundation and more. Email me, I’d love to discuss how I can support your team or organization. Learn more here.
Subscribe here to Live Inside Out, a weekly blog written by work-life balance coach/author/speaker and self-care evangelist Renée Peterson Trudeau. Passionate about helping men and women find balance through the art/science of self-care, Renee has been speaking and facilitating high-impact workshops for 25 years. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping, US News & World Report, AARP, Spirituality & Health and more. She and her team have certified more than 400 facilitators in 10 countries around the globe to lead self-renewal groups for women based on her pioneering work. She’s the author of two books on life balance including the award-winning The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life. She and her husband live in Western North Carolina and Austin, Texas and are enjoying a new empty nest. Her latest venture is Wild Souls Nature Adventures. More on Renee here.