Stop what you're doing!

In December I drove myself to the brink by taking on way too much and just expecting my body, mind and spirit to keep up. I pushed and pushed and pushed because that appeared to me to be the only way out. But when I finally gave myself the space to just be me, I saw my 'strong work ethic' for what it truly was. Is your schedule packed with obligations or things that light you up? Do those appointments spark dread or excitement? Find a balance. But really? Aim for joy. Just joy. Only joy. Do less. Be more. Because you really can do anything, but not everything. If you enjoyed this post please click 'VOTE UP' to give me a chance of WINNING the Hay House and Psychologies 'New Wise Voice' competition - wowee :) And to keep up-to-date with all my latest blogs, click ‘follow'.

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Sian Clifford

Founder, Still Space

Hello hello! I'm Sian Clifford. Utterly overwhelmed, delighted and excited to have been shortlisted for the Hay House and Psychologies 'New Wise Voice' competition! If you enjoy my content I would be so super grateful for your votes - just click the 'VOTE UP' button on any (or all if you're feeling particularly generous!) of my posts. You can also follow me to keep up to date with all my latest blogs. I am the founder of Still Space, dedicated to connecting people to their best, most authentic and creative selves through meditation and the art of doing nothing! I am also an actor, writer and producer. I am deeply passionate about finding new ways to be my best self, because I believe if you want to change the world that's where you've got to start! I think humans are amazing, more powerful and kinder than we could ever truly comprehend. I believe in less doing more being, but that's not always an easy balance to find. So I'm here to share my adventures along the way because I believe the most important lessons that we're here to learn, are also what we're here to teach, and the power of storytelling is one of the most incredible tools we have to connect with one another. To discover. To evolve. To heal. If you're reading this I believe you're part of a movement so big, it's going to change the face of humanity. Let's swap some tales. I LOVE pictures too, so Instagram is one of my fave hangouts. You can find me on @stillspacemeditation


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Emily J Rooney about 5 years ago

Brilliant! Such a simple yet important message for these times...

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Sian Clifford about 5 years ago

Thank you so much Emily!! Can't tell you how much I appreciate hearing that. It's a lesson I'm still working with as habits can be just as hard to unmake as to create!! x

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Tanya Rupa about 5 years ago

I love this message. As someone who suffers from anxiety, it's so important to remember that all the weight is not on "you". That you don't have to "do something" else to fix things or whatever is bothering you. Simply just being is enough. Like the old Zen saying: Be here now. Thank you for the powerful message and for sharing your experiences.

I wish you the best of luck with this endeavor!!

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Sian Clifford about 5 years ago

This is brilliant Tanya!! Absolutely. And thank you so much. Just BE. Culturally I keep finding more and more that we are addicted to 'doing'. I know I certainly am. I didn't recognise it in myself until recently but what a revelation!! As Gabby Bernstein says "Your assignment will keep showing up until you show up for IT." Only love, Sian xo

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Lucy Sheridan-Wightman about 5 years ago

Woohoo! This is so exciting - voted with pride!! LOVE YOU SUPERSTAR LADY! xxx

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Sian Clifford about 5 years ago

Love YOU. Thank you so so much for your ridiculously astounding inspiration!! xxx

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Harriet about 5 years ago

Incredible. Xx

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Jenefer Thoroughgood over 4 years ago

Great video :-).

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Charles Thiede over 4 years ago

This is a great video. Doing nothing in a world where there is too much of something (noise) is very hard but totally worth it. Thanks for a great video. I have bookmarked it:)

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Alastair McGowan over 4 years ago

So much more real and to the point than 'mindfulness'. Inside is a self healing being that just needs the space to revive. Even a few breaths can be enough but sometimes it takes more doing nothing and then eventually we begin to revive