Do you say ‘Yes’ to everyone else, but only rarely to yourself?
Do you feel guilty about taking time out of your busy schedule for self-care?
Do you feel resentful because you are last on your to-do list?
If this is you, you are not alone. As women, we are constantly bombarded with messages to do more. We are taught how to over-ride what our bodies are telling us, and we have lost the connection between our minds and our bodies. Sometimes, our to-do list could be mistaken for a novel.
If you can relate, you are in the right place! If you are a mother, and have a passion that you are expressing, whether through your own business, working for someone else, or volunteering, you will have times when you literally can’t imagine squeezing one more thing into your schedule. Maybe you can’t even imagine doing everything that already IS in your schedule. You race through yours days, convinced, that once you ‘get there’ things will slow down and you will be able to enjoy yourself more. Meanwhile, your kids grow daily, your energy starts to lag, and your inner calm gets some serious turbulence.
Stop- take a breath, and repeat after me, “It does not have to be this way”
If the first try left you rolling your eyes, try again, deep breath, this time with conviction- “It does not have to be this way”… Any better?
You can feel better. You can experience many more moments of Joy, a pervasive feeling of confidence – in yourself, your abilities, and a deep knowing that you are not ‘missing out’. You can have great energy and a full heart, with lots to share with the people and causes that are most meaningful to you. The best part is, it can feel like uncovering a beautiful secret that already lives inside of you. It does not have to require a whole separate list, and it does not require saying ‘no’ to the people and things that mean the most to you.
If you need more inspiration in your life, if you want to tap into your motivation, and find meaningful ways to truly care for and renew yourself, write your name and email in the box above to get my Guide to help you make it happen.