Full disclosure, I don’t always practice what I preach

Like many of you, I have been running myself ragged, trying to keep up with things. With a growing group agency, we recently moved locations and expanded our reach. To add to that, my coaching business is doing well with speaking opportunities. In fact, last week, I shared with a group of women in Chicago. It was amazing!

As great as it all is, needless to say, it’s been hectic.

I share often about listening to your body and for the most part, I do. But I admit it, I don’t always practice what I preach and my body was trying to tell me. How? I found myself more emotional and feeling a little heaviness in my heart.

I pushed myself. That little voice inside my head kept telling me to slow down, to take a break but I kept going. I said things like “just a few more days and things will settle down” or “I don’t have time right now, soon though.”

As you know, “soon” never came. The truth is, “soon” does not magically appear, we have to make it happen. We must make the time to rest.

Here is what I did.

Started a yoga practice – I recently started yoga and I absolutely love it! It is amazing how something so simple (though some of the poses don’t feel so simple) can change things and make you feel stronger. If you have not tried it, you should. YouTube has a ton of great videos so you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

Walked and talked slower – when we are speeding through life, our body cannot keep up with our brains. Turn that around by walking and talking a little slower. It’s a great way to get your brain to slow down and your body to relax. Be intentional, exaggerate it if you have to at first, but slow down just a beat or two. It will make a world of difference.

Superwoman and triumph pose – use your body to shift your mood. Take two minutes to stand in powerful poses, like “superwoman” or the “triumph” pose. By standing in these poses for up to two minutes, it will literally change how you feel.

As women, we work hard in our lives, taking care of our responsibilities, taking care of others. But remember, you have to take care of you first. It’s not selfish, it’s survival!

Many of these are great tricks to shift your mood and work in the short term. To help these habits take hold and really change the way you live your life, working with someone is crucial.

When I worked on my own, I worked harder but not necessarily smarter. It wasn’t until I began working with a coach that things really changed (yes, I work with a coach). What’s great about it? When you work with someone who is further along life’s path than you are, they help you see the road easier, help with the stumbling blocks, and sometimes quite simply, be that cheering section you need to keep moving forward and not quit!

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