Yesterday, at around about 5:30pm, I drifted into our kitchen.
I felt dazed and tearful.
My shoulders ached.
My mind was racing, but without clear thought.
I had nothing left.
For the last 10 days I’ve been coaching, supporting, broadcasting and sharing, trying to do my bit to help and encourage people during this difficult time
We’ve all heard the story of the importance of ‘fitting your own oxygen mask first’ and even though I know that to be true, I’d stopped doing it.
I’m the coach, the motivational speaker, Mr Positive! How can it happen to me?
An hour later, having watched some getaway TV and with a wonderful wife who just listened, I was feeling better.
Writing this morning I realised I’d done three simple things:
- Stopped. We must stop. When you think you have to stop, you’ve already gone too far. Schedule your stops.
- Switched off. I hardly ever watch TV but Escape to the Chateau DIY with Dick and Angel Strawbridge was wonderful. No news, no social.
- I reset and reconnected with my core. I facetimed my son and saw our beautiful 3-week-old granddaughter waking up after a cuddle with her mum. What could be better?
I actually listened to my own advice.
Today I’ve reset. Tigger is back!
Just as well, as tonight I’m presenting with Christine our biggest webinar ever. Over 400 people are now planning to tune in.
If you’d like to see us, together, sharing how we live and work side by side 24/7 and don’t end up killing each other, then join us for ‘Love in a lockdown’ live at 8.05pm tonight. All the details and registration are here.
It promises to be light but with some serious messages. Even if you’re not a couple we’d love for you to learn some of the tools we use.
It’s free and don’t worry, it’s not one of those ghastly sessions where halfway through we try and sell you the advanced programme for ‘just $47’; now is not the time for that.
Remember to fit your own oxygen mask first.
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