Ahhh, the balance sheet– everyone’s favourite topic and the sexyest of farm financial statements 😉
As a farmer, your biggest asset is yourself.
Your mind, your spirit, your body. (Hereby referred to as your mind/body; alluding to the fact that separation of mind, body, and spirit (the holy trinity?) is an illusion)
And yet it’s the farm asset that we most often neglect and fail to maintain and care for.
We do oil changes on the tractor, we repaint our houses, we fix leaks in the roof of our buildings, we grease the zerks on our machinery, we install drainage and level our fields…
Similarly there are simple actions we can take to care for our mind/body. It doesn’t have to take much time! Just 10 minutes per day makes an enormous difference!
Stretching, a quiet walk, listening to the birdsongs with a nice hot beverage, yoga, a quick swim in the pond, meditation, dancing in your pyjamas, prayer, reading a couple pages from an inspiring text, massage (self massage or with a partner), the list is endless.
The point is that this is such a personal topic– I can’t tell you what you need, but your mind/body knows! Create a 10 minute break in your day to look within and see what would just feel great to you.
What are you doing to maintain and nurture your mind/body?
How’s your mind/body balance sheet doing?
What are the major ‘obligations’ (debts) that are putting a strain on your mind/body?
What would it be like to set aside 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening for self-care?
Look within… what would just feel great to you?