Next Meeting: Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Grace Church
At our first gathering (of 40 amazing women!) we jumped head-first into a discussion on what, exactly, is the “Sweet Spot”? We agreed that it’s one of those states of being that you just “know” when you’re in it – it is magical, there’s a flow to it – and it’s not easy to describe with words. In tennis, or golf or baseball finding the sweet spot means you perform better: you have greater impact with less effort (and, often, you have the impact you intend to have.) When you hit the sweet spot you “just feel it.” What is also true is that the harder you strive to find it, the more elusive it becomes: working too hard works against you.
That is as true in life as in sports. Before our time together was over we talked about what it means to hit that sweet spot in life – as a parent, partner, or shoot – as a regular old person. And, we spent some time connecting around what it feels like to miss that sweet spot as a mom.
Finding the Sweet Spot in the chaotic jungle of our modern lives. This week we will be diving into “overwhelm” and exploring the real-life challenges we encounter trying to find the Sweet Spot within the context of our *busy* modern lives and all the demands on our time. We hope that you will be able to join us to connect + replenish with new friends and old as we lean into finding ways we can better enjoy a magical sweet spot with time.
From Bev’s Bookshelf:
The Sweet Spot: How to find your groove at home and work by Christine Carter, PhD
At our first meeting Bev mentioned “The Sweet Spot: How to find your groove at home and work” by sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter. Carter, a writer and mom, was determined to make life less stressful for herself and her family.
Dr. Carter describes the “sweet spot” as “that place where your greatest strengths and your greatest personal power overlap with those arenas where you find ease, where there is little resistance or stress.”
Her book weaves together the research and offers useful suggestions for learning how to feel more fulfilled by doing less, not more.