Take A Break

McLaren Coaching | Take A Break

I love this quote by Annie Lamott. Not just because I love Annie Lamott so much, but also because it’s just so true. When my printer doesn’t work, I unplug it. When my zoom doesn’t work, I log out and back in. This works 90% of the time. And here is the thing – I only have to unplug it for a couple minutes.

This is what I sometimes forget. I don’t have to go on a long vacation. I just need to stop for a bit.

I don’t know about you, but I tend to go go go. Like there is this race and I’ve gotta finish it because then I will get all the money and the prize and the fortune and the fame.

I don’t know what I’m after that makes me feel like I cannot stop for just a moment. And then come back.

Yesterday I saw it. I felt tired and annoyed and did not want to do the things. My first reaction to that is, “Come on; let’s go. Keep going.” So interesting. But I didn’t. I took a nap. Then I got back to it and soon felt that way again. So I took a walk. And got back to it. Then I felt that way again. So I went to spin class.

What I have learned is to unplug myself as much as is needed and it does not need to last a long time. And also, that it is an experiment – what I need in any given moment. Not all or nothing. Being present. To myself and my experience. Noticing when things are getting glitchy and unplug myself!

So that’s it, my friends – my blog post for March is when you notice it’s not working, unplug yourself!

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Cami McLaren

is the owner of McLaren Coaching. She has been coaching professionals and leaders since early 2008. She runs Transformative Coaching Essentials, a coach training program that produces first rate Professional Coaches and "Coach-Style Leaders." She coaches individually and works with organizations to improve communication, time management, productivity and ultimately bring greater results.

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