I work with a lot of moms and CEO's and the #1 thing I see is that whenever the topic of "taking time out for YOU" comes up, I get a weird look or a laugh and comment that often times translates to, "I just don't have time for that."
So often, we put other people ahead of our own needs and priorities above our own and then we leave feeling EXHAUSTED, right?
If you are reading this and nodding, let me ask you this:
"What is it COSTING you to put yourself at the bottom of the list?"
(Answer this silently or aloud if you're brave)
*****I have 3 ways you can help yourself at the bottom of this email but first, an example:
One of my clients (I'll call her Sally) who works for herself replied with,
"Putting myself last, I feel like it's costing me ENERGY. I want to go to my yoga class and it would GIVE me energy but getting myself there after putting in 12+ hours, I just want to lie down and sleep...only instead I end up answering emails and the work never seems to stop. It's costing me a LOT."
After connecting with Sally and diving a bit deeper, she discovered that other costs that came from a lack of energy=lack of JOY for the things she used to love to do=MORE crankiness=LESS focus and eventually, she noticed, LESS MONEY. (It finally hit home with that last one!)
"My sales and profits actually started to DECREASE with respect to all the hours and energy I was putting in. And that was my wake-up call."
A few weeks later, Sally shared, "It's still really hard to justify the time when things get crazy, but I decided to stop checking email in the morning and instead, I make myself a cup of tea and read Interior Design, a magazine that has been living on my coffee table for weeks but I never seem to get a chance to read. It's a treat and it takes about 15 minutes. And I'm a LOT more focused than I was before. And to top it off, I just got a new client and business is starting to feel fun again!"
So, if we reverse the formula:
MORE "ME" TIME=More Energy=Less Stress=More Money$=More FUN!
It doesn't get any better than that in my book!
3 Ways to Celebrate YOU this week:
1. Got 1 minute?
Close your eyes and take a full breath in through the nose for a count of 2. Exhale slowly through the nose for a count of 3.
Then steadily increase the number if you feel like it. It will lower your blood pressure and release tension quickly.
2. Got 10 minutes?
Shut off the phone and go for a walk outside going in a different direction than you normally go.
When we take a new path (literally), it activates a different part of the brain and stimulates your creativity!
3. Got 1 hour?
Come to my Thursday virtual MESSAGE CIRCLE to celebrate the NEW MOON and new beginnings for you!
You'll get to ask a question/get a personalized message from Spirit, de-stress with the Angels in a powerful meditation that you can listen to over and over again (yay technology!) and meet other like-minded folks!
Love you and wishing you a FABULOUS start to SPRING!