All our actions, everything we do, make, create, say, move towards or away from, follows a sequence of stages known as the ACTION SPIRAL.
The Action Spiral © Andrea
We move through the stages as if we're following a spiral. It's not a closed cycle, because each time you complete an action, you move forward in time - you are no longer who, what or where you were. Your body, mind, heart and soul has more experience of life - and you're older!
We learn to move through the stages of the Action Spiral as we develop, as children. We're led by our instincts, we're taught by our families, and we observe other people and how they navigate each stage (or don't).
Here's a simple example of how it works.
So - we all know we can go round the Spiral effectively many times in our daily lives. But sometimes - we PROCRASTINATE. And that means that we put off going through the next stage of whatever we need or want to do. And that's where the problems start....
And most people think that procrastination is all about putting off DOING things - but notice that you can put off PAUSING - taking time out, resting, relaxing, reflecting - just as easily. This can lead to exhaustion. When was the last morning you woke up feeling really refreshed? Maybe time for some time out?