Coaching Corner: Are you ready?
By Marilou Butcher Roth, Master Coach
Things are happening, the holidays are here, the end of the year is near (check out that rhyme!), and we are still in the midst of this virus. It may be a totally delightful time of year for you...or you may want to pull your hair out!
We live our lives, most of the time, from a reactive place. This may be within your work, and also at home, finding some situations ranging from irritating all the way to devastating. This is not uncommon, albeit it extremely uncomfortable!
Here’s the thing -- no one is immune to events occurring in our lives that throw us off. It’s life, which is wonderful even with the bumps and hiccups. How do we get ourselves into a stronger position, so that when these events happen, we respond authentically. We want to fully feel our anger, or sadness, or fear, without throwing our hands up in despair. Becoming proactive within all parts of our lives will create a solid foundation from which you can experience life from a more solid place.
Find your way to do this. My strongest suggestion is to carve out time each morning to just be. Meditation is hugely helpful and there are countless ways to participate in a meditation style that works for you. You may find that just breathing fully, and following the breath as it moves through your body is adequate. Others may desire more structure and you can easily find free apps that talk you through, some are guided meditations, others use a word or phrase (mantra) that bring you deeper. There are still some people that find sitting still at all is too much of a challenge -- no problem, there are walking meditations as well as meditations that allow your mind to be more active.
Here is the coolest part -- this can be 10 minutes a day to bring more ease into your life. When you are doing this consistently, your foundation, your base, will become stronger and stronger, so that when life throws us a curve ball, we gracefully catch it, rather than throwing our arms up and running off the field.
This is a wonderful holiday gift that you can give to yourself! Happy holidays!
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.