One of the least talked about tools in the personal development world is this: The secret personal development tool: the Gift of Space.
What is the gift of space?
When things get difficult and problematic, the immediate reaction tends to be to shrink, restrict, get smaller and tighter into yourself. Restricting the space that you have available to you. Restricting your space physically, mentally and energetically.
Your physiology can play a part in your ability to be resourceful. When you’re hunched over, you’re crushing in on your solar plexus, compressing your lungs and other physical attributes which is a way of crushing some of your strengths.
Giving yourself the gift of space can be as simple as this:
Physically be more space.
- Stand up.
- Chest out.
- Head up.
- Shoulders back.
- Breathe deeply.
All of these are great ways to give yourself more space.
When things get tough in the moment, the immediate reaction is often to contract and become smaller and this includes a contraction in thinking. All you can focus on is the upset, the problem that is facing you.
Your mental creativeness, mental space is restricted by the overwhelmingness of the issue that is in front of you.
Giving yourself the gift of space opens up your mental capacities. Allowing you the ability to widen your thinking to expanded resourcefulness and the many possibilities and solutions therein.
When a storm is brewing, have you ever noticed the pressure building up in the air? The sense of heaviness, the weight of impending storm clouds brewing?
Now get the sense of a clear day, the space of an open sky without a cloud to be seen.
Notice how that crushing pressure can be there energetically when you’re feeling the weight of your problems bearing down on you. It can be like a huge dark cloud that only seems to be shadowing you.
Giving yourself the gift of space is a way of dispelling that heavy storm cloud and opening up the blue skies. Giving yourself immediate space for resolutions, resourcefulness and rays of sunshine to lighten up your day and throw light on your easiest solutions.
Giving yourself the gift of space is about allowing yourself to expand beyond the immediate problems and tap into the energy of space.
The space to breathe,
Space to think,
Space to come up with different solutions,
Space of possibilities.
Super quick, super easy to be and do.
- Create space.
- Think space.
- Be space.
What change can space create for you and those around you?
What do you notice when you be space?
Play with this simple yet effective tool and let me know how you get on in the comments.
I wonder what gift space can be for you today?
If you would like some more ways to give yourself the gift of space and other tools, here are 3 places of space:
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