Motivational Monday - Take Time to Find Yourself

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Real Estate Agent with www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 228209

Motivational Monday - Take Time to Find Yourself

 

"Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of chaos, and sometimes in the middle of chaos, you find yourself." — Boonaa Mohammed

 

 

self reflectionThink about that quote for a moment and just how relevant it is to what we have experienced this entire year. 

 

We hear that more and more people are fighting confinement (to their homes), either as a requirement or a choice due to quarantining or for health concerns. I have shared that during the time our city deemed real estate agents non-essential, I did a little self-reflection and learned I needed to seriously work on my workaholism. 

 

That is one of several discoveries that I made in the middle of this chaos and I am truly thankful that I was forced to ‘find myself.’ It may have only been a few months ago but, it truly changed my life - and it possibly extended my life too!

 

A couple of things to help find yourself…

  • Daily affirmations - Waking up daily with a grateful heart leads to grounding yourself with the present. It also leads you to finding calm in the chaos. 
  • Daily meditation helps self-reflection and also helps build skills to manage stress in the midst of the chaos.
  • Spending less time commuting also allows you to spend more time with those you love, whether it’s in person or virtually. Talking to those you love can also lead to calm as well as discovering an internal ah-ha moment.

 

Remember self-reflection can help you 

  • Improve your emotional intelligence
  • Develop a better understanding of others (not just yourself)
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Develop creative thinking skills
  • Improve your ability to redirect disruptive emotions & impulses
  • Adapt to change
  • Improve your decision-making skills

 

Finding yourself in chaos

 

Waking up daily with a grateful heart leads to grounding yourself with the present. It also leads you to finding calm in the chaos. Spending less time commuting also allows you to spend more time with those you love, whether it’s in person or virtually. Talking to those you love can also lead to calm as well as discovering an internal ah-ha moment.

 

If talking to others and self-reflecting simultaneously just doesn’t work for you, spend some time with YOU! 'Me' time spent with nature is a great way to become more self-aware. Nature has a way of clearing the mind and making a self-awareness session a very positive experience. *Don’t allow yourself to be ’self-judging’ - that is not healthy self-reflecting! 

 

Instead of allowing the world to grind on your soul, take advantage of the additional time you have and do some self-reflecting. You never know what exciting discoveries you’ll make!

 

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Motivational Monday - Take Time to Find Yourself

 

Comments (36)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, I'm sure your next ZOOM CE will fall right into place. And, if it doesn't, you'll inject a little humor - I have no doubt. 🤗 Hugs!

Dec 03, 2020 05:34 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

The thing is, Roy Kelley, it's such an easy thing to do to make someone smile - and make their day. Pick up the phone, right?! 

Dec 03, 2020 05:35 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It was definitely a great month - so many things to be thankful for, Rocky Dickerson! I often joke, as long as I wake up on the north side of a pine box, there is more to be thankful than I will ever be able to count! 🤪

Dec 03, 2020 05:37 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you, Will Hamm! Please tell me Sharon tested negative? I'm so worried about you!

Dec 03, 2020 05:38 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Have I told you I love you lately, Barbara Todaro?! Thank you so much for sharing my quotes! 😘

Dec 03, 2020 05:40 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You know, I totally agree with you, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543. We are surrounded by beautiful, intriguing nature - SO much to be thankful for!

Dec 03, 2020 05:41 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you so much, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and I agree about the essential nature of our business. What was so crazy in NC was that all of the team that we oversee - the attorneys, the lenders, inspectors, surveyors, photographers...EVERY ONE OF THEM was considered essential! It just blew my mind. I'm fearful that because our numbers are on the rise again, they're going to shut us down one more time before the vaccination becomes available. Fingers, toes and everything else are crossed that is not the case!

Dec 03, 2020 05:44 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Same here, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR and I'm sure it was good for you to have a little extra time to reflect. It's a tough thing to do when you dive so deeply into your business. My hubby used to say I buried my head in the sand when he first met me. It didn't take him long to realize that I was a workaholic and if it wasn't critically important, I didn't worry about it!

I think this year was just what we both needed to make the discoveries we needed to. I'm especially happy to know that you did. 

Dec 03, 2020 05:47 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You are spot-on, Michael Jacobs and that is definitely good for the soul too - very cleansing.

Dec 03, 2020 05:49 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

And, we definitely could use a little more of it, Chris Ann Cleland! I think taking the time this year to spend time on 'us' is going to result in a heck of a 2021!

Dec 03, 2020 05:53 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You know, I learned a long time ago that if I do wake up on the wrong side of the bed, it's up to ME to change that into a positive...and it's really not that difficult, Hannah Williams

Dec 03, 2020 05:54 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you, Sharon Lee! I think that kitty is doing a little self-reflection! 😉

Dec 03, 2020 05:56 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Love this post!  You are such a positive force for others and this one clearly shows that.  All the best to you during this holiday and everyone to come! 

Dec 03, 2020 05:58 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Awww, thank you so much, Jan Green! I try - life is too short not to!

Dec 03, 2020 05:59 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

isn't that the truth?  I think I came to this understanding in the "tornado" area of my life.  Definitely found myself in the middle of chaos and there I found myself. Found the strength that lead me to know I could.  It was 26 months before the 20 something year old me bought a real estate company and secured my daughter's future.

Dec 04, 2020 05:18 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Debe,

I had to do a double-take on that quote.  lol 

Either way, I try to avoid chaos and shift into problem-solving mode. If that doesn't work it's usually... Exit, stage left.  😁

Dec 04, 2020 09:35 AM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

very difficult to do if there is an overwhelming issue in your life...

Dec 05, 2020 01:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Debe:

There is lots of wisdom in your post - thank you!

That quote seems particularly appropriate this year, but some pretty powerful inspiration anytime.

Jeff

Dec 05, 2020 02:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Debe- what a wonderful quote and one that we should all think about. We can grinch about what we're going through our use this time to adapt and do what we can. We may change how we think or what we do, or we may discover that we're happy with what we have. 

Dec 05, 2020 03:23 PM
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Sometimes you need to take the time and smell the roses. Personally, my mornings is time to spend on myself, eat a healthy breakfast and reflect on the day ahead.

Dec 09, 2020 05:38 PM