I was having an interesting conversation with one of my clients yesterday around the cathartic healing effects she has found through the use of her movement-based workouts.
With every new combination of movement, she would learn more about herself. Twisting, turning, shifting and balancing her body in different ways, helped her navigate the inner-workings in the mind, and make sense of the chaos.
As she was describing her situation, she mentioned how she is also finding it difficult to complete one of her monthly tasks, which was creating the words and copy for a brochure regarding her very unique (and awesome) coaching service.
As she was speaking about the release, learning and healing that happens during her movement practice, I couldn't help but simultaneously relate it to the fact I do the exact same but through the written word.
They say your clients are most often your best teachers.
Truth. It was a huge lightbulb moment for me.
For me, writing has, and always will be, how I make sense of the world.
I originally found solace through writing in a journal back in 2013, which then moved to writing my thoughts on a computer through blogging, which then led to not just my first book (Why Wait To Be Great?), but now my second with 'Your Pocket Coach'.
For me, the more you write, the more things start to make sense. For others, the more they move, the more they make sense of the world. It's never a definition of whether it exists or not, but more so whether or not you're focusing on that which gives YOU the benefits.
Take some time to review your history and find the moments in which you've felt the most content, organised and calm. Reflect upon the activities that have occurred just before these moments of calmness and observe you 'release' in action.
Like a large X on a treasure map, this is the exact thing you'll want to be spending more time doing if you're looking to slow things down and gain some clarity within the mind.
Move. Write. Paint. Sing. Dance. Lift. Meditate. Create & Grow.