Articles and writing with Linda Connors
One of the things which often amazes me as a Coach and Hypnotherapist is that some people I start working with often say "I feel so stressed but do not understand why". But when we look deeper into their life, where their heart, focus and energy is invested we soon realise why the person is feeling stressed.
They work long hours, do not take time out for lunch, do not eat properly or get enough sleep. They do not emotionally invest into their relationships or themselves. They are on the treadmill of life, looking forward but with no destination. They are so caught up in the busyness of live they have forgotten how to truly live. When I ask about their hobbies they laugh and say I don't have time or energy to focus on hobbies. They are simply blind to what they are creating.
IS THIS YOU?
Are you walking endlessly on the treadmill of life? Do you spend your time just walking straight ahead but no idea where you are going and wonder why you are feeling unhappy and stressed?
Ask yourself how long can you continue like this for? Something has to give, and sadly it's often your health or relationships which will suffer now and in the long-term.
Take time out each day and just be. Focus on your breathing. Find a park to sit in at lunch. Before you get out of bed spend 5 to 10 minutes just being and think of your intentions for the day.
My clients are often confused when I say the more you slow down the more successful and happy you will be!
I tell them that I know from first hand experience. When I first arrived in London (many moons ago!) from the shores of Australia I was living a hectic and manic lifestyle. I lived the motto work hard and play hard. Worked hard during the day, often taking a quick lunch break. Finished late in the evening and then go out drinking with friends, co-workers or suppliers. This was fun at first, but soon it took it's toll on my emotional and physically well-being.
I started feeling stressed, anxious, wasn't sleeping and started to get unwell.
I HAD TO WAKE UP!
It took me a while to realise that I created the stress and anxiety in my life. I changed industries but it didn't help. My heart wasn't in what I wanted to do. So I once again hid behind a busy work life and hectic social life.
I then realised I had a choice to make. Either continue to follow this treadmill of life or get off change directions and walk my own path. Fast forward to here today and I am in the position I am to work with people through hypnotherapy and life coaching because I made a conscious decision to change my direction and follow my heart.
In order for me to achieve what I have today, in my personal and professional life I had to make choices and decisions and to be honest some of those choices where difficult to make as it felt uncomfortable stepping out of my comfort zone and stop hiding and fully embrace who I am.
SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS
When my clients start to slow down and experience more happiness and more success they get it. Life is not about being in the fast lane or on a treadmill that goes in one direction. Life is about following your heart, your wisdom and joy. From this place true happiness and success just naturally flows into their life.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
Are you ready to wake up? Whether you want to change direction in your life or simply learn how to slow down to become even more happier and successful I invite you to call me on 075 3421 3557 to have a meaningful conversation.
This is one your one wonderful life and I can teach you how to be the creator and artist for yourself.