Last week I got one of those horrific calls we never want to get as a parent....
"Ms Cimino, your son was hit by a truck while crossing the street."
The fire alarm in my head went off as I flew out of the house and down the street to where I found him laying on the sidewalk with police, paramedics and fire fighters surrounding him....
My son escaped the incident with a minor bruise and a little scratch, but was shaken up by his experience. As he kept re-enacting the event, he walked across the street with his buddy Henry and out of the corner of his eye the truck came barreling through the stop sign...
While I'm super grateful the incident wasn't worst, it's given me a moment of pause. How many times am I trying to get somewhere quickly or trying to manage my phone (for reals, just being open and honest here) or I'm thinking about 10 other things I have to do and not focusing on the road....TOO MANY.
So I made a commitment to put my phone in my purse in the back seat of the car.
Here's what's transpired since doing this:
*I'm much more calmer in the car
*My focus is on the road and I'm noticing more things along my ride
*The calmness has spread into my day
All of this is happening because when I put my purse in the back seat, my thought is that:
"Everything will get done, I don't need to answer every call, text, pm in this moment."
That thought is creating a feeling of in control and calm.
Feeling this way has allowed me to get to my destination without distractions and show up fully present for whomever I'm meeting or wherever I'm going.
It's been life changing. I know that sounds silly, something so simple could have such an impact - but it has 😊. All because a truck hit my son and sent me a warning signal to slow down as well.
This week, I'd like to offer you to do the same - put your phone out of reach when you get into the car. Notice if anything feels different for you and notice how you're showing up once you get to your destination.
LIFE IS FRAGILE. SLOW DOWN and appreciate each moment of it.
Drop a comment below, I'd love to know how it goes...
Make it a slow one -
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Patricia Cimino is a certified Life Coach who's passionately driven to help women entrepreneurs believe in themselves so they can feel 10' and bulletproof. She teaches a fierce self coaching model that radically changes how her clients think, feel and behave, so they can do what they're passionate about with clarity, confidence and optimism. When she's not coaching, speaking, leading workshops and retreats you can find her sweating it out on her mat or taking advantage of being the only female in a house full of a lot of testosterone..