Be More Tortoise
Before you plough into next thing on your to-do-list, stop.
Take a breath.
May is a month that seems to go by crazy fast; running off the back of the Easter holiday weekend and giving us two further 4 day weeks.
Add this to our already spinning-faster digital communications from WhatsApp pings, messages LinkedIn to Facebook notifications, it’s easy to feel you can’t keep up.
But I’m here to tell you that you can.
Just as long as you stop.
Take a breath.
Stop to review your plans for the month and stop to look at your progress so far.
I’m sure you know the story of Hare and Tortoise.
I believe we need a bit of both Hare and Tortoise in us, particularly during this month of May.
Be too much of Hare, charging straight into the new week, wanting to keep up with your plans and you’ll burn out. Hare is a powerful energy, and we need to take on Hare’s energy from time to time.
But Tortoise’s energy is just as powerful. Tortoise may plod along, stopping for an occasional rest and stretch but remember who won the race.
Taking things slowly can actually get us there quicker.
And, more importantly, get us there with better health and alignment with our values.
So if you’re in full Hare mood right now, stop and be more Tortoise.
Move away from your desk, go sit in another space or your local coffee shop, or even just stare out of the window for a while.
Let your body rest and be quiet so you may hear what your inner-self has to say for a change.
Tortoise may have some answers for you today