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Sometimes you need to leave, so that you can come back.....

Updated: Apr 22

In my recent blogs I have been looking at overload, overwhelm and creating balance.

You may recall in an earlier video I talked about our coping strategies, where perhaps we decide to work harder and harder, faster and faster to try and reach a goal - it might be a work goal, a health goal or a fitness goal.

And we believe that simply pouring more and more effort into achieving this goal will make it happen.

And yet no matter how hard we try, we can't 'get there'.

Things go wrong for us, we get injured (mentally or physically) on route, and we seem to get further away from the target not closer to it. Frustrated and exhausted we begin to believe it's just not possible. It's too hard. We're not good enough, and more of those looping negative thoughts.

At this point, I encourage you to


with your body and mind.

And there is no time limit on the STOP.

It could be a momentary pause whilst you 'regroup', breathe and consider which of your body systems needs immediate support.

But it might be that you need to STOP for longer – days weeks or even months - re-scheduling or re-prioritising goals and deadlines, to give an overstressed body system time to recover. Time - supported by the other three systems - until you're back in the 'operating zone'.

Often you will then find the goal/target is readily accessible. You make strides and bounds towards it. Your confidence soars and before you know it, you've reached and exceeded the goal.

Kinesiology can help to identify which system is overloaded or overwhelmed and give you steps to creating balance again.

As the legendary Terry Pratchett once beautifully surmised:

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”


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