Have you ever had to stop and start re-jigging some of your life or part of your business?
In this post I’m sharing 3 tips I did whilst re-jigging life
Have you had to change the direction , Stop to change a few things to have more of what’s important to you flowing in your life?
Previously the times I have changed my direction, a tad, I have done it on the fly with kids, businesses, projects to finish, house hold chores etc etc and etc… you know how life goes.
This time I have had to STOP, listen, take the time and shift gears and turn the steering wheel for both our businesess.
Growing up in the sixties in Western Australia, many of us now baby boomers are having skin cancers removed in some form or another. Mine was in my calf. It’s gone. It was not a Melanoma and I’m in week three of recovery, now walking for short lengths of time with many hours re-jigging our businesses with my leg in the air.
Unlike other “change direction opportunity road signs” that I have had, I have done some major adjustments.
This past week I have been able to begin some of my daily routines again. One of them being my Yoga and Neigong routine.
Here I am with Joops our Dalmation early one morning
If you do Yoga for no other reason than do this… it’s worth!!!! LOL !!!!
3 Tips to re-jigging my life has come from dong it many times before.
So you might ask me what have I don’t to re-jig our life and businesses?
My reply to you would be that its not what I have done, it’s more of what have I looked at to change why I do what I do.
We have re-evaluated three basic questions.
We went back to my three questions to re-jigging any part of our life or business
These three questions come from three rituals we have in our life:
1: What do I value and need and what am I tolerating?
2. What are my four focusses for my year?
3. What are my daily rituals?
Here is a short video for you:
Life happens to us all, good, bad and the ugly, so what do you when life happens.
Sometimes we need to adjust slightly and sometimes we are forced to STOP
Tip 1 . Re-jigging my life:
What do you value and need and what are you tolerating?
We all value our family, our children our partner in life.
There will be another three values that you will want have more of in your life in your business, in your recreational time. The four values will drive you, direct you to more of EVERYTHING!
Our values are why we do everything. Values are words that we can do. Values are “doing” words they are actions that we take. We can almost touch that word!
For example one of my brothers choose the words “to play games”. This is how he runs his very successful building company. He plays games with his clients and his staff to get the most value for himself and his business.
Another example of a value might be “to facilitate”. It is a doing word. It is a word that when you are facilitating you can see yourself facilitating some one for a purpose or you are in the background facilitating a project to its completion.
One more value is to accomplish. Many of my business clients expressed “to accomplish” was the very reason why they ran their business. They said that they take much pride when a project is complete, that they feel enormous fulfilment when they have accomplished a project or delivered a service.
In my video above I didn’t go into what needs are, a quick over view: a need is a feeling word.
Often we get our personal needs met indirectly.
You have met that person who always wants to be the centre of attention in every conversation. Often that person has the need of being acknowledged or maybe to be included or maybe to control. The person gets their personal need met in a negative form rather than being clear what their needs are setting their life up to have their needs met, clearly to benefit themselves and everyone around them.
For example; women often find that they have a personal need to be busy. They are busy for just being busy. Rather than discovering what they value. They go and make themselves busy at the local tuck shop or living through their children or grand children. ( Don’t get me wrong, these are great things to do, its why they are being done.)
Tip 2: Rejigging my life:
What are my four focusses for my year?
I’d recommend : 2 focusses for business and 2 for your personal life.
To clearly articulate my focusses I use whats important to me, my values.
For example one of my clients focusses this year is to be more present with her family. To be more available for her parents this year. This isn’t a goal it’s a focus with family being one of her values.
The other aspect that keeps my on track and loving my life is to re-jig some of my daily, weekly, yearly routines.
Tip3: Re-jigging my life
What are my daily rituals?
For example my daily routine/ritual of yoga and neigong was the first routine that returned once my leg was was able to take my weight. Meanwhile I increased my daily routine of meditation including a healing meditation. I created my own meditation to increase my communication with my body for natural healing.
Increasing more fermented foods, antioxidants along with anti-inflamatory foods was an addition while I was healing and re-jigging.
I used these organic fresh strawberries for a second ferment for my kefir this week. Of course Strawberries are usually highly sprayed, they are delicious to many bugs like they are delicious to us.
Did you know that strawberries have more Vitamin C than Oranges and are a good anti oxidant. One of my food rituals is to daily eat vegetables or fruits that are bright in colour, red, orange, green.
In a nutshell
How I re-jigged while I recovered was to
Re-evaluate my values and needs and what I was tolerating
Check that I was still aligned to my current focusses
I also asked myself was I clear and did I feel that my daily rituals were moving me forward in a positive manner … AND… in a direction I wanted to go in.
Have you ever had to rejig your life and why did you have to? What was the catalyst for the re-jigging?
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