Life By Design: The Do Nothing Break
Life By Design
The Do Nothing Break
I'm trying to figure out how to get my life in order. I have talked to lots of experts about what to do. I know things need to change and I have lots of ideas about what to do but I can't figure out where to get started or whose plan to go with. I about ready to throw up my hands in frustration. I don't know what to do and I feel like I will never be able to figure it out.
Sometimes we know things need to change but we are not sure of how, what, where, when and why. As you keep asking these questions over and over again you are likely to get more confused than ever. When this happens it is time to start all over again.
The first step in starting all over again is to "return to the void". It is here that you reconnect to your natural rhythms. It is a creative step for returning to the source of the problem - a place where course-correction can take place.
Returning to the void is like calling a time out. You stop trying to figure things out. You cease all your attempts to make things happen. In essence, you "do nothing". It is a place of silence and stillness. You don't go there to seek answers. You're not asking any questions. You just do nothing. You might rest, sleep, sit quietly, walk in the woods, sit on the beach, cry, knit, even sky dive. You are just being where you are and allowing things to sort themselves out.
There are times when doing nothing makes a lot of sense. It is only when we return to our natural rhythms that life around us is given the space to naturally sort itself out. As we are doing nothing, we are more likely to notice things falling into place as opposed to when we are so busy trying to make something happen that all we can see is the jumbled mess we are making.
After spending some time "doing nothing" you will notice that your frozen, frustrated state will have dissolved, you may have an idea for a plan of action and feel more confident in taking your first actions.
Is it Time for You To Do Nothing?
* Are you confronted with a problem that you are sure can't be solved?
* Are you in the midst of a healing crisis that doesn't seem to be resolving?
* Have you gotten caught up in something that has gotten way out of hand?
* Are you trying to follow everyone's else's advice and getting nowhere?
If you find yourself in a maze of confusion, are confronted with an unresolvable problem or find yourself in a situation that you don't want to be in - take a Do Nothing break. Let things settle out.
Stop... Do nothing ... and allow things to untangle themselves as you reconnect to your natural rhythms.
Mary Ann Copson, founder of Evenstar Mood & Energy Wellness Center for Women, is Life Coach who specializes in helping her clients better manage their moods and energy. www.evenstaronline.com; 434-263-4996.