A loss for words

blog, wellbeing

Yeah, it’s kind of a cop out to blog about not knowing what to blog about, but it’s legitimately all I’ve got right now. Usually my fail safe is what I had for dinner, but unfortunately my dinner looked like this:

I mean, don’t get me wrong, it was pretty delicious (wholewheat pasta, homemade marinara sauce, broccoli, tuna, peas, cheese) but let’s face it, it’s not my most photogenic of meals.

I work in leadership and development, and a lot of the workshops and masterclasses I coordinate teach a lot about how professional development doesn’t have to be restricted to your professional life. As a rule, I don’t think we should ever assume we know it all and we’re done learning. One of the key things I’ve picked up in my job is that the 21st century world doesn’t often give us time to think. It gives us even less time to intentionally not think. 

When was the last time you did nothing? Literally sat and let your mind breathe. No phones, books, TV, music or extraneous variables that could distract your mind from just being? It’s something I try to practise but am very guilty of neglecting. I find that when I make the time to zone out, even if it’s just for a few minutes a day, I feel like I’ve had a mini rejuvenation experience. My creative juices flow more freely, my mind seems more calm, peaceful and energised. Things seem to be more sharply in focus.

So this nothing blog entry is my promise to myself that I’m going to start taking a few minutes every day to zone out, meditate, let my mind be. That way, if I do happen to have a disgusting looking dinner; hopefully I’ll have cleared the cobwebs in my mind enough to find another idea or two lurking around. 


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