Sometimes things just don’t go to plan. Unlike many of the productivity gurus out there I’m not about to go full out re-planning and scrutinising where things have gone ‘wrong’ nor do I think it’s just a case of going with the flow and what will be will be. Sometimes though stuff just happens.

That’s been the case for me this week as I’ve found that what I thought was just a few itchy bites is actually shingles. As you can probably tell it’s a really mild case or it would have been much more obvious but the diagnosis has led to me taking tablets which (ironically) have wiped me out more than the illness itself. As a result my plans have largely gone out of the window.

The advice and feedback that I’ve been getting from friends and family is to relax and rest so that’s exactly what I’ve been trying to do. I’m a firm believer in sleep being the best cure for just about everything. I’ve also been looking at the opportunities that this need to rest has created.

So I’ve been able to make some time for the reading that has been piling up and as one of them has exercises to carry out this has been the perfect time to just spend an hour or two at a time working through it.

It’s also been a good time for browsing the recipe books and getting some inspiration for healthy food options. As a result I’ve had lots of healthy store cupboard ingredients to stock up on and an online order means that a box of goodies arrived while I’ve been typing this. (Itching to go and open it!)

Finally I’ve moved my vision board into the conservatory so that it’s opposite where I sit so that every time I need a break I can look up and take it all in. I really do love this visual as it fills me with a peaceful energy and a calming sense of moving in the right direction.

If you have a vision board of your own remember to keep taking a conscious look at it every now and then. Study the details and tap into how it makes you feel. If that feeling is anything less than great maybe it’s time for you to create another vision.

So in summary when things don’t go to plan – not all is lost!

About Clare Wildman

YES! I’ve found my purpose in life and it’s to help others to change their life. At some level I’d always known that, I just didn’t know how. Guess how I found out? That’s right I went to a Life Coach and found that coaching was the answer to my own life change and that of others.