I have a girlfriend who’s big into personal development, and she often refers to her life as “Becoming A Better Person Bootcamp.” It makes me laugh every time, because in some ways, it feels exhausting, and in others, it just sums up life.
Yes, your path to the life you really want involves awareness and action. And yes, there will always be opportunities for improvement.
But there’s a thing that happens when you put too much focus on NEEDING to be better. Losing the 10 pounds, being more productive, having the talk with your partner about the thing that’s been bugging you, getting the kids to eat better, approaching your boss for the promotion.
I’m not saying any of those are bad things in and of themselves. But focusing on those things guarantees one thing: there will always be something.
And dang, if putting away the problems for a minute is the thing that’s really being called for.
You know how much better the world looks after a good night’s sleep?
Yeah, exactly. Instead of starting the day in high-stress mode, you stretch and relish in the warmth of the covers. Instead of yelling at the slow cars in traffic, you crank up the tunes and sing along.
You trade irritation for calm.
You trade a strict to-do list with clarity.
You replace transactions with connection.
It just feels so much easier.
Sometimes, you’re just not in a place where you’re equipped enough to solve the problems you’re looking at.
So, what’s a girl to do?
Fill your well, so you can see the answers to your problems differently.
First, give yourself permission.
Your own gratification is so easy to delay. I mean, c’mon, there are problems to handle! But do you see how that’s counter-productive? If solving the problems were easier AFTER you rest, play, tend to your own needs, doesn’t it make sense to do that first?
Allow yourself a period of time – one hour, four hours, one day, three days, a week – to tend to yourself. Test it out, see what happens when you just let it be ok to put yourself first.
You know the feeling you have when you return from vacation?
Refreshed. Ready to take on the world again.
I know that it’s one thing to give yourself permission to rest, play, and connect; it’s an entirely different beast to have to plan it.
That’s why I’ve planned a little something for you. I’d love for you to join me and a small group of women like you to rest, play, and connect for a weekend in early January. (January 11-13, 2019, to be exact.)
Here’s how it works.
Let me know you’re interested.
We’ll schedule a chat to make sure it’s a good fit, and then you’ll make your payment.
This is so important that I’m making it super accessible to join: $647 for the weekend getaway (not including your own transportation costs to SEA airport.)
I’d love to see you there!