Coaching Corner: Be still...
By Marilou Butcher Roth, Master Coach
No one can argue that we are in some very interesting times. There seems to be an underlying hum of discontent within so many of us. Nothing that we can put our fingers precisely on, and yet a feeling that can pop up at times when we least expect it, causing us to feel less than wonderful.
This week, I invite you to begin your day in stillness -- pure stillness. It doesn’t have to be a big deal, or a lengthy process. Keep it simple! It may require getting up before the rest of your family -- it’s worth it.
Find a comfortable place to sit where you can have both feet on the floor and an upright spine. It helps to take several deep breaths, originating in your lower belly and coming up into your chest. Gently...easily...calmly.
Focus your attention on this breath and how it feels moving through your body. Notice the places within your body that feel tight or uneasy, and direct your breath to those places. This is an easy process and should not be effortful. If you can do this for just a few minutes, you will find yourself in a much calmer space. Trust me, this beats the heck out of jumping out of bed and starting your day!
Claim this time for yourself...be still.
Marilou Butcher Roth is the owner of The MBR Group, a coaching and training company working primarily with REALTORS who have a desire to work and live from a more inspired place. She is also the Broker/Owner of Group REALTORS in Cincinnati. Marilou is a member of the Ohio REALTORS Board of Directors and past chairman of the organization’s Communications Committee. Feel free to contact Marilou to see if coaching is right for you.