When you’re off balance, getting in touch with what helps you smile, laugh, feel in touch with yourself, enjoy life, is a key part of getting a sense of where you are in the grand scheme of things.

Being uplifted by others’ experience

My Twitter friend and colleague Marion Chapsal is having her own big challenges at the moment.  Marion has a deep humanity that enables her to reach for what is healing and affirming about life, even at its toughest.

Her blog post, Silly Things that Help During Crises speaks for itself. I’d like to share it with you, because if you are feeling challenged by your working life, I think you’ll find something to inspire you.

What do you appreciate in your life?

Now you’ve read Marion’s post, think about your own special things. Here’s a little exercise from Recover Your Balance.:

Take a sheet of paper and write down everything you can think of that you love and value, and that makes you feel good. It can be anything from your cat to your kids, from a favourite potted plant to your home, from your favourite place to your favourite person. Be imaginative and creative.

Write a sentence for each thing that comes to mind, e.g. ‘I am grateful /thankful/ delighted to have (x) in my life’.

How rich do you feel now?