Weekend. Some alone-time, spaciousness, silence.
Here’s the last battery to be charged to have all of our psychological needs satisfied of all our personality types.
One aspect of our being is the imaginer. Our imaginer loves some time alone. Simply being and enjoying the spaciousness and the freedom of wandering reflections. Away from all daily activities, from other people, easy withdrawing and just being for oneself.
For some of us we might just sit somewhere at a beautiful spot in nature, for others it may be on a meditation cushion. Some charge this battery whilst gardening, playing the piano, or painting and find access to imagination and deep relaxation whilst doing these activities. We all have our own way. Explore and discover what works best for you.
The imaginer part of us is reflective, calm and imaginative and simply enjoys to have some time alone for him/or herself. This alone-time is the psychological need, like it is recognition for achievement for the thinker. Simply different.
- How small or big is your need for alone-time?
- How do you create your alone-time and the spaciousness for your mind?
- How can cultivating your imaginer serve your leadership?
If you recognize and feel this psychological need for alone-time, then design it with your family, friends or colleagues. By simply withdrawing, you risk having an unintended impact of other people feeling rejected. Making your need transparent helps other understand and be OK with it.
My way of nurturing my imaginer is through meditation. After all the fullness of life’s events, work, the kids, lots of action and activities…. I enjoy experiencing the emptiness of the mind, the no-mind through meditation either at home, in nature or sometimes at retreats. This practice allows me to stay calm and keep centered in the midst of chaos.
Just imagine you would have a pause button and be able to freeze time for 10 minutes. Just imagine that in these 10 minutes, your mind would have complete freedom to wander off and enter a world of wonderful emptiness, endless spaciousness, beautiful silence… Know that there’s a gift waiting for you there. After 10 minutes, come back and share with us what you discovered!
With this 21-day challenge, we put awareness and intention in managing our personal energy by satisfying our psychological nees of all 6 types in our personality architecture. By doing this, we reinforce the effect and you will soon experience your personal energy and efficiency going up!
Take some time to reflect on the effects of putting intention and awareness in influencing your personal energy levels! Share your experiences.
Nicole Heimann is an experienced and passionate Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Certified Neuro-Transformation Coach (CNTC), Certified Process Communication Model Coach, specialized in Conscious Leadership and Impactful Communication. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
– Here’s the link to the introduction post of the 21-day challenge.
– Please note that the concept of psychological needs related to the PCM personality types is based on solid research and scientifically validated work done by Dr. Taibi Kahler. All content related to this are the proprietary rights of Taibi Kahler Associates, Inc. Nicole is a licensed and certified independent distributor of the Process Communication Model and all materials related thereto.