Last Sunday we had the great fortune to meet at the beautiful Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica, with Life coach Shirley Oya. The theme of this Intimate Conversation was ‘The 3 massive mistakes female executives make that keep them overworked, overwhelmed and struggling to find time for their kids.’
Shirley gave us some great information that carried me through my week. The key points covered were;
What pushes your buttons and triggers you? It could be lack of sleep, low glucose, what sends you to a fight or flight mode?
For me it’s a lack of rest, I’m ok without too much sleep, but if I don’t have some down time then I’m all over the place, flitting from one activity to the next with no time to reflect and contemplate.
Listening to your saboteur
When does that voice inside show up? Understand that we have control over our own thoughts; we can use the saboteur to alert us to something and then lean in to our wisest self.
I personally have been trying to step out of my comfort zone in a few different ways relating to work, I am telling myself that change honors my values of growth, and I’m determined to rise above the negative voice in my head!
No life management strategy
Are you on autopilot? How do you balance your life? Take a look at your values, strengths, and your inner conversation.
This is the area that I have focused on the most this week; in fact today was the day that I decided it was time to sit with myself. My children were at their dad’s house, and rather than rushing out as I would normally do, making plans, getting ‘crazy’ for the week ahead, I chose to just sit. I spent time thinking and resting, I did a workout and cooked myself a nice lunch. I didn’t-multi task, instead I faced one thing at a time… it was a GREAT day!
These are just a few of the nuggets of wisdom that Shirley shared with us, for those of you who would like to connect with Shirley and find out more about her techniques and strategies please visit:
Contributed by: Sarah Klinger - VP of Branding & Strategy - OMG