A number of women I’ve spoken to recently are either contemplating leaving work, already taking a break or simply wondering what to do next.
For some this feels like a positive choice but others have become bored, burnt out or just recognise this isn’t where they want to be any more.
Whilst reaching this point might be the first and valuable step in creating a change it can, nevertheless, feel confusing, frustrating and stressful. Being in the unknown isn’t comfortable……but sticking with what you already know inevitably just leads to compromise. So it’s important to trust that this is a good place for now and acknowledge yourself for getting here.
But ‘what shall I do next?’ is what most want to know.
Typically they’ll jump into reaction mode. We all do. Updating CVs, scanning job sites, seeing what’s out there, checking the bank balance or even, perhaps, withdrawing not wanting to think about it.
But approaching the situation this way won’t really get you what you want. You’ll more likely end up playing safe, settling for something, doing what’s sensible and repeating the past.
In reality though this is a real opportunity. A break in your usual pattern of thinking and a chance to consider what you would really love at this stage in your life.
And the best way of answering this is not by doing what you’ve always done. But by stepping into the unknown, tapping into your intuition and engaging your inner wisdom. When you learn to use your intuition in a focused and purposeful way you open up a whole new world of inspiring possibilities and get back in touch with what’s aligned and what’s true for who you are and what you love.
So in the words of Mary Oliver “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?“
If you’re ready to find out and would like to know more please get in touch.