We were in the middle of a coaching session. Mary’s dog started barking. At first it was just background noise. Then Mary said, “Sorry but the dog is distracting me.”
I said that I understood and asked if she needed to do something to take care of the dog. She responded that she didn’t need to do anything, that it was just distracting.
We all get distracted. We all have days when we hit a wall and feel like we can’t move forward. We all have our moments of frustration. It’s normal, natural and it’s OK.
Once Mary said out loud that she was distracted, the distraction started to ease up. The simple act of admitting the feeling instead of holding it in was the beginning of releasing it.
What feeling might you be holding in that could be getting in your way of having a great day?
Last modified: November 23, 2020