If you're feeling like me and, based on social media and messages you've sent me, you are, there is just too much going on right now. Am I right?
After work on Friday I had a great virtual chat with a great person. It was nice to catch up with them since we haven't seen each other in-person for several months. The call ended and I was so happy to have spoken with them. They're a great person, a great leader I admire, and their energy is so good for my soul.
And then I had a moment.
I felt sad, disappointed and frustrated that our best way of connecting with folks is still virtually. I miss face to face contact. I miss the warm embrace from my family and dear friends. I miss casual run-ins in the office on a Friday that turn into a few of us having a laughing fest. I miss seeing my nephew, Goddaughter and the other beautiful kids in my life.
My eyes welled up with tears.
I took in the silence, I meditated and afterwards, I reflected and wrote a list of those things/ people/ experiences for which I am grateful. I felt rebalanced and grounded afterwards.
Last week I shared insight and questions to help you easily dive deeper in self-reflection. Click here for a quick reminder. I think that sitting actively in the space of reflection for this week is just what the doctor ordered.
Breathe, fierce friends, even leaders need to remove their cape and show themselves the grace they show others.