For the past few months I’ve been exploring how slowing down, doing less and centering myself more, leads to better results with less action. And I gotta say, I’m really digging this chiller pace.
Slow and flow is the idea of turning down the intensity and turning up the frequency. Or in other words, focusing less on how much I’m doing and more on how I’m feeling – a.k.a. cranking up the good vibrations.
On the daily, I dedicate time to plugging in. This includes meditating, journaling, listening to Abraham Hicks, reading something inspirational, writing, laughing with my husband – and I’ve recently added yoga to the mix, too.
This doesn’t always have to look so spiritual. What it really comes down to is doing things that make your soul feel good.
When I slow down and focus more on what I’m putting out energetically, every action I take has that much more impact – because the “work” reflects my soul connection and the energy it’s vibrating is positive, light and authentic. And I actually do things in less time – better results with less action, in less time.
When I’m not in alignment (I’m feeling crappy, doubtful, tired and stressed), the actions I take often lead to more frustration – because they don’t move the needle very far and I’m left wondering why. The simple answer? My toaster (connection to self) isn’t plugged in. Uninspired action is like pressing the button on a toaster that isn’t plugged in and wondering why your bread isn’t toasting. Thanks for the insight, Abe.
This isn’t to say there aren’t periods where it seems like I’m doing a lot. There are. But, the time I take to connect with me, slow my mind and and tune-in to my body allows me to:
- Be present for all the awesome coming my way.
- Show up and create with more joy.
- Say no to what isn’t aligned with my vision.
- Nurture all the areas of my life, including the relationship with myself and others.
- Enjoy my life & my journey.
- Simply, be.
This same concept applies to your relationships – and pretty much every area of your life. Your ability to slow down, be mindful and nurture the relationship with you will always pay off tenfold. What matters more than how much you do for your business, lover, friends, dating life and anything or anyone, is the vibe you bring to the interactions – the energy you’re giving off. So mind your vibe right.
Commit to feeling good, and acting only from that place. Otherwise, take a nap and get back to that ish later.
Peace, love and better results with less action,