Step away from the phone!

OMG!  What is it about our phones that we seem physically attached to them, at all times!

I often talk about boundaries with my clients and this boundary, this is a key one!

Step away from the phone – as often as you can.

If you want to spend quality time with your family, step away from the phone!

If you want to complete that big project you’ve been working on, step away from the phone!

If you want to take the next step towards achieving your goals, step away from the phone!

If you want to put your self-care at the top of your priority list, step… away… from… the… phone!

I think I have probably made it clear what I am inviting you to do.  

Here is why this is such an important point for me to make this week.

Recently, I have been getting back into my morning routine of meditation, journaling, positive affirmations and all those good things. (I had a mini break from them due to feeling too overwhelmed and stressed to give them the attention they needed – work that one out!)

I had been feeling so good again, my days were starting with a really positive, calm energy and my resilience levels were rebooting. Fabulous!

Until, I forgot my rule of not checking messages and emails until I am fully ‘on the business’ after dropping my daughter off at school. I checked my emails at 6am the other morning and read an email that had the potential to totally ruin my day! Even though I had just done my meditation and journaling!

The details of the email aren’t relevant here and I will share with you how I stepped back from being triggered for the whole day in next week’s blog.  The point I want to make here is that, by checking my emails at that time in the morning, I chose to put myself in to ‘work’ mode at a time when I was still with my family.

Whilst I was physically present with them over breakfast and on the school run, I was mentally and emotionally caught up in the impact of that email.

Good for my self-care – no!

Good for being present with my family – no!

Good for keeping the lid on the ever-present feeling of not being good enough as a mum and a wife – no!

Do you see where I am going with this?  

Boundaries, as I have said in previous posts and blogs, are essential to our self-care.  Having boundaries with your phone is one of the most essential ones.

Please, consider your ‘relationship’ with your phone and ask yourself if you would benefit from some time apart on a daily basis.  

We both know the answer to that is going to be a YES!

Have a wonderful weekend (hopefully phone free at times) and remember… it is time to Burn Bright, not out!

Donna x

Photo by Ursula Kelly @Studiosoftboxuk

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