life coach rona 17 07 31 rabbit

 

We have all been in a foul mood, but have you ever been in a fallow mood?

Lately, I have been in kind of a foul mood. (Argh! 😝) This happens to me when I am feeling unproductive, unmotivated, or uninspired.

Rather than go down the well-worn path of berating myself, I practiced a little self-compassion instead. I stayed curious and began to question what might be going on. I discovered that if I could drop the judgment about it, where I was felt good and right.

I decided to embrace the fact that decluttering, organizing, hanging out with my daughter, reading, felt way more appealing than anything work related.

So I did those things without guilt. And you know what? My foul mood gave way to a sense of peace.

A client once used the word “fallow” to describe her week. I had never heard of the word so I looked it up. Dictionary.com defines fallow as 1. (of land) left unseeded after being plowed and harrowed to regain fertility for a crop; 2. (of an idea, state of mind) undeveloped or inactive, but potentially useful.

It occurred to me that part of me is always supercharged about evolving my work, but there was another part of me that had the wisdom to know that laying low to replenish is sometimes necessary to cultivate fertile ground for what lies ahead.

––Sometimes, doing nothing is exactly what we are called to do! (Yay! 😃)

So the next time you feel in a funky mood, check in with yourself to see if you, too, don't need to lie fallow. Then give yourself permission to rest, restore, and recharge so that you can once again be and give your very best––to yourself, your loved ones, and your work.