Allow yourself to bloom

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Here in Germany, Spring is most definitely here. Purple crocuses are peeping their way up in the garden and the shops are full of colourful eggs to decorate your garden with (so we did!). Florists and chocolatiers have windows coloured with bright splashes of yellow and filled with rabbits and chicks.

This week has felt like a shrugging off of Winter, as my little one said goodbye to the chest infection of the last two weeks. We move back to England in the Summer and I’m beginning to realise how soon that move will come.

It was the week of my first post in the Huffington Post, (yippee!) the week of my birthday and the half term holiday.

I had to stop myself worrying that things were not getting done on the business because my attention had to be elsewhere. I had to learn to bloom where I am planted, in the situation that I’m in, right now.

Instead of trying to do everything on the business, I asked myself what I really wanted to do and so turned to the creative work of the slight redesign you will see on the website this week.

When I got frustrated at the not getting things done, I practised noticing my thinking and realising that there were things that I could do. I also noticed that a lot of the things that I had to do were things that I normally did to keep things running in the house. They were not extra just because of half-term and illness.

I got to bed earlier where I could so I would be ready for the day ahead. I motivated myself with good things to read.

I began reading ‘The Fringe Hours: Making Time For You,’ by Jessica N.Turner. I look forward to reading ‘Goddesses Never Age’ by Dr Christiane Northrup (which felt timely on my birthday week).

I took this quiz by Gretchen Rubin about the four tendencies of habit which will soon be delved into in greater depth in her book, ‘Better Than Before, Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.’

Today in the post I received my birthday gift to myself the ‘Daily Greatness Journal’ by Daily Greatness, which as it turns out, is gorgeous.

I took time to exercise with my favourite ballet workouts from Sleek Technique.

I laughed with my coaching mastermind group about the problem of getting off Facebook to actually do the things that matter, to serve in the world – and then got off Facebook.

And here I am, ready to help you as you coach, to help you care for yourself and those you love and to do the beautiful work you are here to do in this world as a coach or writer. If you would like to find out more about working with my please email me at deborahchalkcoach@gmail.com and we can set up a 30 minute initial consultation.

Now I’d love to hear from you. What do you do to keep yourself motivated and on track when you find yourself throw out of your usual routine? Let me know in the comments below.

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