I wish I could have known Eleanor Roosevelt. Some of the quotes I run across from her really speak to my mindset. This is one of them, but I would add to it, “to handle others, use your heart and your ears.”
I did a lot of listening and a lot of talking yesterday. I had the privilege of guiding a friend through creating an affirmation. I got to listen to her, let her be heard, and help her think of why some of the hesitations she had coming up were happening. I think we did a good job of finding some road bumps and working to create the momentum to get over them. I spent some much needed creative time with a friend for lunch and came up with some amazing ideas for a collaboration of our businesses. We both got to be heard and we coached each other in different ways. Most importantly, these conversations were lead with intentions straight from my heart.
I also had a great conversation with my husband about what my intentions are for my business. I was able to be heard and share my ideas with him without worrying about judgement or criticism.
I did use my head for quite a bit. I needed to bring myself from the grandiose plans of the future back to the manageable steps of the present. There are many times when I can’t handle myself because I’m going a hundred miles and hour and not getting anything done along the way. Bringing myself back into reality and creating a plan was definitely using my head.
But don’t forget to use your heart to handle yourself too. That’s an important part of self-care. Listen to what your heart needs.
How will you go out and handle yourself today? With your head? With your heart?
Will you be the one who needs someone else’s heart today? If so, ask for it. Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone. Find your sounding board and let them hear you and help you from their hearts.