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tuja contributor Serena Matter’s Good Shift
However, when an opportunity presented itself for me to leave my stable job for independent contract work, I was so unhappy in my current role I decided I had to push through the fear and at least consider the opportunity.
In hindsight, this shift (in both perspective and in career) was one of the best – if not THE best – changes I have ever made. The shift from being an employee to being my own boss has brought me ultimate career satisfaction, which has naturally spilled over into every other aspect of my life.
tuja advisors Kevin Becker & Katherine Calder-Becker’s Good Shift
In the past year, Kevin and I worked hard to practice gratitude in our training, our racing experiences and our lives by taking the time to be thankful for what we have as healthy athletes.
Once the practice of ‘gratitude‘ became an integrated habit, we then began to practice mindful thought. This was the simple step of taking a pause and bringing our complete attention into the present moment to embrace a deeper sense of emotions, thoughts and sensations that we were experiencing. It didn’t matter where or when – it could have been driving a car, cooking, working, training or racing – simply taking a moment to be ‘aware’.
This began a natural shift in our conscious awareness, where the ‘negative-chatter’ was momentarily quieted. The ripple effect became apparent in our everyday activities, as this new thought process slowly brought a more relaxed and calm self-awareness to our everyday lives.
Since it’s a subtle shift, you don’t notice it at first. Then, over time, this new mindful behavior begins automatically working in the background, which ultimately provides a positive SHIFT in your actions.
This has had a profound positive effect on our mental and physical well-being.
tuja advisor Dr. Laura Imola’s Good Shift
tuja’s HEAL advisor Carla Cupido’s Good Shift
tuja’s HEAL advisor Drew Hume’s Good Shift
In the field of bodywork, we usually see this result in burn out and overuse injury. This ultimately takes more healers out of the registration books than you would think possible.
In our day-to-day existence, there are countless opportunities to help others – it’s how we approach these opportunities that makes all the difference.
Helping others should come from a full vessel, from a well cared for body/mind/spirit and through the intelligent use of our body and energy, so that even as we help others we ensure that we are reciprocally helping ourselves.
Personally, this shift has created the opportunity for me to thrive and to create some of the most profound relationships and connections with others.
What would your life be like if you shifted from a perspective of sacrifice (when helping others for any reason at all) to one of self-care and personal thriving?