by Andrea Goeglein
Do you know how often a hummingbird rests? A lot more, and a lot deeper, than you might have thought. It seems hummingbirds know instinctively what humans have to learn: rest and sleep allow for the highest level and quality of engagement in life.
You may have noticed I have not written a blog in several weeks. Or, if I am being honest, I wanted to write, “I hope you noticed I have not written a blog in several weeks.”
My blog writing absence was unintentional. However, next year it will be very intentional. I am tired of making excuses because I am unable to achieve my goal of twice weekly blogs. I have surrendered to thinking I can write blogs during the holiday season. Next year, as part of my business plan and achievement plan, I will be on a blog hiatus November 20 through January 2.
During this last week of the year, be a hummingbird at rest. Go into a hibernation-like state, drop your heart rate, conserve your energy. For hummingbirds this state is called Torpor. For humans, it is called meditation, reflection and sleep!
Dr. Success Challenge: For the five days expand, or create, your 20-minute reflection practice each day. During that same period, make note of your optimal sleep needs.
Thank you John Kador for posting that you rarely see ‘hummingbirds at rest’. Your comment stuck with me and seeded this post. Thank you to all my regular readers. I think of you each time I create a post. I am always thinking, “what did I learn, what do I need to teach, what did I have to learn again?”.
There is one hummingbird fact from the linked list that particularly struck me. I have made note of it. The first reader to correctly writes the ‘fact’ in the comment section of this blog will receive an autographed copy of my latest book, Don’t Die Waiting to Be Brave.
With deep appreciation for all you helped me re-learn in 2015. May 2016 be your bravest year of all! Andrea