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The 3Rs: Recharge, Relax and Reflect

The 3 R’s: Recharge – Relax – Reflect

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The 3Rs: Recharge, Relax and Reflect

The 3Rs: Recharge, Relax and Reflect

Ah Yes, The 3Rs….no not Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (even though that is a good one too) but my 3Rs are:

Recharge
Relax
Reflect

 

Today I had someone ask me if I had something fun and exciting happening this beautiful Sunday. My answer…”Today is a lazy Sunday, been busy this past month, time for some down time. Recharge, Relax, Reflect.” It was totally in the moment but it rang so true that I thought I would share it with you.

But first you need a beautiful picture to go with the mood of the words right? This is the view from my friend’s place up in Canada. How wonderful to wake up to this landscape! A place that one can truly Recharge – Relax – Reflect. Although it isn’t necessary to be in a place like this to still incorporate the 3Rs into your world.

What does it mean to:
Recharge?
Restore an electric charge by connecting to a device that draws power from another source.

Relax?
Make or become less tense or anxious. Rest or engage in an enjoyable activity so as to become less tired or anxious.

Reflect?
(of a surface or body) Throw back (heat, light, or sound) without absorbing it.
Great, so now that we know the definitions, how do we incorporate it into our lives?
Many of us are “non-stop” always moving, having to take care of something or someone, right? I am all for being productive and making things happen but I also realize that we live in a world of opposites, yin and yang, light and dark, up and down, stop and go. Thus if we are in the go-go-go phase and never incorporate a stop the universe will always make sure we take one. When that happens it is usually a stop that we are not very happy with because it is usually a stop (cold/flu/injury/etc)  that will take us out of the game for a longer period of time than if we incorporated the stop ourselves.

Thus the reason for a day of Recharge – Relax – Reflect. This is a “stop” in my world of go-go-go. There are many ways of Recharging, Relaxing and Reflecting. Some like to read, travel, go snowboarding or other outdoor activities, sit in the park, visit friends, shop, yoga, meditate, take a bubble bath, walk around the block, heck even zoning out in front of the TV/Hulu/Netflix if you have a problem “turning off your brain” is an option.  Whatever options work for you, work on incorporating it into you weekly/monthly and if you are really making things happen, daily life and routine.

The Reflecting part is the section most people forget. They like the Recharge and Relax since it is fun, easy and pretty painless. The Reflecting part takes a little more work and if you are already a go-go-go person more work after some Relaxation and Recharging doesn’t always seem like the best thing to do. However, Reflecting will give you the greatest ROI down the road.

Why?

Perhaps you are doing things that could be done faster, easier and with less effort by “tweaking” a few things to make your processes better. Perhaps there are things and people in your world who are no longer going in the same direction as you are and it is time that they become a more part-time or every-once-n-awhile friend. Although how are you to discover this if you don’t take time to Reflect upon what is working and what is not. By Recharging and Relaxing first it gives our brain an opportunity to “chill”, remove it’s self from the situation or circumstances of life to give us a renewed perspective. Also it will ramp us back up into the go-go-go.

So what did I do today to Recharge-Relax-Reflect?
Worked out, Meditated, Watched some Hulu (since I haven’t had a TV for 10+yrs), Looked at some of my new Rocks (I got some pretty nice ones that I will be creating gifts with), Read a little about Reflexology & a bit from “Think and Grow Rich”, Had dinner with my family and played with my 3 yr old Nephew, Spoke with my friend from Canada that started my Reflecting process, Looked at and added to my White Board of Ideas/Projects/To-Do’s/Etc, and Wrote out the 3R’s. Living what I teach and teaching what I learn.

Hope this sparks and ignites within you the reminder to take time for the 3Rs.

Look forward to hearing your comments and emails on what you do to Recharge-Relax-Reflect.

Enjoy!!!

 

 

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The Journey Is the Reward

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Have you noticed, as you start to do more personal development work, that friends and relationships may no longer work the way they used to. The time you had together fit then but no longer seems to fit now. That’s okay. People come into our lives for days, weeks, months, perhaps a season or for a lifetime. The goal is to learn the lesson and accept the blessings for the time you spend together.  You may also notice that the universe will test you. Test you to see if what you say you no longer want and what you want are in alignment with which direction you take when given the choice and opportunity to choose what you did in the past or choose the new path and new direction you say you want to go in.

It is also very interesting to watch this transpire as a coach because I get to see this happen in my clients world and I too get an opportunity choose the direction I will head (you can’t teach that what you don’t know and don’t experience, right!?). I too get to choose which relationships I will keep, who will fall away and who may re-enter my world down the line. Yes I am a coach that does talk the talk and walk the walk. I am on a journey just as you are and recently a very new friend came into my world, however he is one of those connections where you feel like you have known each other FOREVER! I feel this picture he sent sums it all up quite nicely “The Journey is the Reward”.

Enjoy your Journey my friends.

In Gratitude,

Shay Wheat

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Inspirational Notes & Quotes – May 21, 2012

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” The most important thing you can do is make a decision. It’s better to make a mistake that can be quickly corrected then let the opportunity slip away.” – Doctor Mehmet Oz, Host, The Dr. Oz show

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Sunday Notes – May 13, 2012

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” Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” -Helen Keller

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every obstacle presents a new opportunity for you and me to succeed

Thursday Notes – March 8, 2012

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“Always be a beginner, no matter how much you think you know.” – Peter Gallager,  Actor

 

Obstacles are opportunities for growth.

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Do you challenge the ones you love to go after their dreams? Or do you stand by and watch others take their dreams away from them? Encourage, Stand Up and be the person who says “I believe in you”, sometimes that makes all the difference.

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