Last updated on March 16th, 2021
It was my last day of work and I was relieved. The nightmare was over.
It wasn’t a bad job per se, actually it was a pretty good one all things considered and I was working for a great company.
The problem was that somewhere along the line being a good soldier and putting out too many fires started to take its toll: I had lost my balance and I had begun to burn out.
And I could felt it in my body, in my mind, in my energy: I was toast.
After careful consideration, I took a leap, negotiated my exit and I was free.
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The gift of silence.
Honestly, I had no idea where to begin.
There was a lot to process, a lot to rebuild, and with all the playing the corporate game I wasn’t even sure who I was anymore.
Most people when they leave a job rush to new job or a new training with fervor but I was extremely fortunate to be in the position to be able to take all the time I needed to heal and to rediscover myself.
I shut everything and everyone down, stepped away from the world and I took the time to listen, play, explore and gain fresh insights.
I took long walks, I meditated, I journaled, I asked a million questions to get back in touch with my core.
Over time one idea began to emerge: I no longer wanted to be a cog in a machine I wasn’t 100% behind, I wanted my days to completely devoted to doing something positive, something uplifting, something that benefited others.
I wanted meaning, joy, balance, love.
Pretty much everything!
A retreat: the secret to a successful reinvention?
That’s the beauty of retreats.
They give you the space you need to truly listen to yourself. Finally you can hear the little voices that you’ve been silencing with long work hours, glasses of fancy red wines to take the edge off and shopping sprees.
By not being on call all the time, not having to produce results, you’re finally able to peel off the layers of junk: the false corporate identity, the compromises you’ve made on your priorities, your health, the fitting-in and you can begin to reconnect with your authentic self.A retreat allows you to peel off the layers of false identity and find yourself again. Click To Tweet
How to add a reinvention retreat to your busy life?
Obviously, most women are too busy to afford the luxury of spending months thinking about their lives. Fortunately there are ways to integrate the benefits of a retreat wherever you are now.
Here are some tips to get you started in emulating the spirit of a reinvention retreat in your busy life:
- Create silence: turn the TV, the podcasts, the music off.
- Lose the devices: put your phone on flight mode for the evening, power down your tablet
- Get back into your body, feel what’s happening in there: do have pain, tense shoulders, headaches, migraines. What is it telling you?
- Pay attention to your food, your body needs energy: cut down on the junk and comfort food and pull out the juices and the healthy, nutrient-filled food instead.
- Get back to your roots: look into your past, revisit old passions, old movies you love, try to remember outside of the social notm and your professional life.
- Get playful.
- Capture the vision for your new chapter: take a pen and piece of paper and start dreaming.
A reinvention retreat: the shortcut!
Another option is to sign up for a personal reinvention retreat.
It’s a powerful way to emulate the effect of retiring from the world for months when you’re short on time.
You get downtime to relax, reconnect with yourself, recharge your batteries.
You also get insightful soul-searching guidance to achieve big shifts and months worth of insights in a very short amount of time.
Certainly a great solution when time is of the essence!
If, like me a few years ago, you find yourself at the end of your rope, uninspired by your life in spite of your achievements, burnt out and you’re looking to make radical changes rapidly, I offer bespoke private retreats for unfulfilled career women based on the process I used for my own reinvention.
I’ll take you through my reinvention process and help quickly get your life back on track.
If you’re interested in this option, you can learn more here.
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