Last week was stormy here in southern England. The flag on our neighbour’s flagpole was reduced to half its original length, as though the wind had claws. Some less stable ferries (like the Hovercraft between Southsea and Ryde) were suspended for a time.  Loose roofing on sheds was ripped off.

When you’re off balance, it’s all too easy to feel as though you’re constantly in the path of a storm. Yet as you regain your stability, you’re able to respond unflurriedly to events more often. Our big car ferries were still running throughout the gales, leading to nothing worse than a few coffee spills.  Now, on a cold, clear morning with no wind, it’s hard to remember the tempest outside.

And so it is with recovering your balance.  As you move from feeling off balance and under siege through creating your vision for your future, connecting with your strengths and the things that matter most to you, and remembering yourself at your best, the storm fades, and life takes on the aspect of what you’re creating now.

So why not start with Mark Walsh’s centring exercise, and then decide what your first step will be?