What are your priorities in life?
Work, family, friends, pets, house…
Are you on your priority list?
If not, it’s time to put yourself back on the list!
You might find yourself caring for everyone else first before you tend to yourself, but the time slips by and at the end of the day you’re out of energy.
Odds are you feel guilty when you take time for yourself. The mind gremlins come in and chatter:
- “Who do you think you are taking a nap when the house needs to be cleaned?”
- “Everyone else is pushing through so suck it up.”
- “Part of being a mom is being exhausted, it’s normal.”
No, no, NO!
You must consistently fill your own cup so that you have some to share.
Otherwise, you can be stuck in a cycle of walking around fueled by coffee and adrenaline that’s taxing your adrenals, nervous system, and energy
Just because everyone’s doing it doesn’t mean you have to – ah-hem – if everyone was walking off a cliff would you?
You get to be in the driver’s seat of your life. Sometimes that means you have to stop, assess, and pull out the map. You’re a leader – for your family, friends, and community.
Your loved ones want you to take care of yourself and do things that light you up. They want to see you happy. If you have kids, this is an opportunity to break the cycle. When they see you taking care of herself it will teach them to do the same.
It’s due time to untangle habits and beliefs that are causing you to feel worn out, resentful, and like you’re always climbing up a hill with weights on.
It might feel uncomfortable at first, but do it anyway. Take baby steps.
Here’s a few real life examples:
- Over the past year, I’ve been part of Enter the Mystery School that has live sessions that are also recorded. I was surprised that when I made the time to show up live, I would tear up when the live call started. I’m a visceral person so tears mean I’m on the right path. My body was giving me a nod for prioritizing the deep healing and learning of these sessions.
- I had a ping of guilt when I headed to yoga on Saturday mornings but you know what? I come home lighter, brighter, and am calmer, more playful, and present during the rest of the day.
- When my 2 ½ year old is napping, I used to clean, do laundry, and cook before I rested. I put taking a break last on the list so if he got up early then I missed out on the replenishment I needed to feel like a good mom. I switched it up and checked my priorities.
How are you neglecting yourself?
How can you shift your schedule so that you put yourself back on your priority list?
Hit reply and let me know! I’d love to support you as you add yourself back on the list.
We’ll carve out a plan on how to add yourself back to your priority list at the New Year, New Moon workshop – are you coming? SIGN UP HERE.
Carve out the time for yourself Jan. 24 at noon EST by getting a babysitter, putting a long lunch on your work calendar, delegating a task, or moving a non-urgent item to a different day or time to make space for yourself.
Show up for yourself!
(This workshop is the most powerful live but I understand how life works so it will also be recorded if you’re not able to attend live just watch it with in 3 days and report back with what you learned.)
At the workshop you’ll:
- Have the time to think about what you want to do, how you want to act and feel, and how you’re going to make it happen.
- Get clear on your priorities so that you can use them as an anchor all year long.
- Learn about how to use the moon and your cycle as a productivity and self-care tool.
- Walk away with a system to make sure you’re acting in alignment with your intention every month, even when life gets crazy.
Cheers to adding yourself back on your priority list!