growth

Find Your Release

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.

Hayden

 

Get Out Of That Comfort Zone.

Getting out of your comfort zone makes you feel uncomfortable, vulnerable and a lot of the time, like an idiot. But without it, there is no growth. One thing I've learned is you can't be good at everything. So while I'm OK at lifting weights, helping others think differently and writing, I completely suck at a ton of other things.

Which is why last night, I went to the pool to swim some laps.

For those who don't know, my swimming ability is similar to that of a brick.

But hey, we all start somewhere, and with some helpful tips from champion school sports swimmer, and best mate, Seán Moore, I started to not suck as bad.

The best thing though, is after it was all finished, I felt empowered.

To some, yes it's just a swim, but to me, it was jumping in* and trying something new. Which is an amazing feeling. (Plus it's a hell of a workout)

I am now committing to swimming at least 2 times a week.

What have you been wanting to try but keep putting off for whatever reason?

Telling yourself you have no time, aren't good enough, don't know where to start etc.

These are all excuses, and you know it.

Now is the time to throw yourself in the deep end* and commit to something that's out of your comfort zone.

Watch how good it feels after you do it.

Feel free to comment below or message me with your commitment too. The accountability will help you.

*sorry about the puns...couldn't resist