At the beginning of the month, I took a bit of a break. I have been allowing myself to recharge and refocus.
It’s hard in our world to take a step back. Step out of the rat race of musts and shoulds. To give permission to protect our energy.
Fall has always been that time for me, but this is the first year I allowed myself that time.
Now, this was not a vacation. I still saw clients and did many of my regular to-dos, but not all. I looked at what was draining my energy and what brought me joy.
Emails and social media rose to the top of the draining my energy list. Family time, time in nature and time with clients and members brought me joy. So I pulled my energy back in closer and focused on those areas.
It wasn’t easy as I still felt the list of “shoulds.” But as I kept giving myself permission to choose the things that brought joy, my energy and creativity increased. That’s where the magic happens.
It’s a more feminine way of living and not the typical masculine way to just keep pushing. It’s using natural rhythms and knowing that everything ebbs and flows. Our energy, emotions, menstrual cycles, life cycles, projects, just about everything has highs and lows. 2020 has allowed me to really embrace this feminine flow.
It’s allowed me renewed energy to shift my business in a way that feels exciting and allowed me as a wife, mom, and woman to honor my needs and be a more present person in my life.
I’d love to see this in your life too.
The first step is to simply start choosing things that bring you joy.
This doesn’t have to be anything big. It can be consciously choosing the mug that brings you the most joy to drink your morning coffee.
Or picking that pair of fuzzy socks that make you smile even if they don’t match your outfit.
Or cleaning the house while listening to your favorite book or music.
Or a dance party in the middle of the afternoon with your kids.
As you navigate your day with joyful choices you will start to feel your energy creep back. You will start to see a shift in how you plan your day. You will start to let go of things that you no longer need.
And if you are like me and find you need a little more inward focus and healing allow yourself that time. The cycle will shift and you will find new energy to bring out into the world.