This past week, I noticed that my busy-bee persona came back in full swing. I mean – I got A LOT done! I completed work for my license, I visited with some friends, I made some more work connections, I blogged. It was definitely a productive week.
But by the time Saturday morning rolled around, I was toast.
In a past life, I would have pushed through and made myself “get stuff done.” There was no way that I could just sit. I would have had to be doing something, I had to feel productive in some way. It could have been household chores, more work, cooking. Even if it was just little tasks on my to-do list…I would have pushed through my exhaustion and kept going.
Well, there were several reasons for my non-stop business. I am by nature a Type-A, ambitious woman. I want to succeed, I want to achieve, and I hate the idea of wasting time.
I am also the daughter of 2 very Type-A, OCD parents. You can imagine what this was like, especially for a child that already pushed herself on her own.
Needless to say, it was very easy for me to keep busy. My parents pushed me, I pushed myself more. I learned that keeping busy was how life is supposed to be. Happiness got wrapped up in achievement.
However, after many years of this way of being my mental and physical health began to suffer tremendously. I battled headaches, stomach aches, anxiety. I chewed my nails constantly and I had no idea how to be alone with my own thoughts.
I finally asked myself:
Why am I pushing so damn hard?
If I die tomorrow, what the hell difference does all this pushing make?
I realized that what my personality type needs the most is the one thing I couldn’t stand doing – being still. I needed to learn how to shut off, shut down, and just chill. Many years of yoga and therapy have helped me learn how to slow down and just BE.
I now know that I don’t HAVE to be doing something 24 hours a day. That will not make me a happier person, or a better person. It will just make me sick and tired.
Occasionally, I relapse into busy-bee mode. BUT I have learned to recognize this state of mind, and now I am quick to counteract it.
So now, when I work a lot, I listen to my body. And when I need a day (or 2) off, I take it.
So back to last week – what did I do on Saturday?
I sat around with my husband (we were lucky enough to have the same day off together), ate delicious vanilla cake, drank champagne, and had a Netflix marathon.
It. Was. Awesome.
And now I am rested, refreshed, and ready to start a new week.
So now I ask you: When was the last time you had some cake and some bubbly? When was the last time you sat around in your robe and vegged?
If you can’t remember…maybe it’s time!
Let’s get you some cake and champagne!
You don’t have to spend years trying to figure out how to slow down and balance out.
Through my experience, I have developed programs for women to help them learn why they push so much and HOW to slow down. I can help you learn how to take a day off AND enjoy it!
That’s right – you get to benefit from my years of trial and error.
Contact me HERE and we can set up a time to chat – let’s get you a slice of that cake!