It’s time to stop compromising your health and well-being

Are you afraid of stepping away from the hustle?

Do you feel guilty when you aren’t working or doing all the things in your personal life?

I get it. You sacrifice yourself because you feel like you need to do it all.. The work deadlines (and the ever present feeling of needing to “catch up”), taking care of your family, participating in community events, commitments with loved ones...the list goes on.

That’s all important stuff, but have you thought about how much more of an impact you’d make on the people in your life, how much more effective you’d be in your career, how much better you’d FEEL - if you took action in your own life?

You can be successful in work and life without compromising your health.

I struggled with the same thing and I’ve come a LONG way. 🙋🏻‍♀️

In fact, my self-worth was so wound up in the “doing” that I never took a vacation, a day off, and I wouldn’t even leave the office for lunch unless it was a work meeting.

This is embarrassing to admit, but I was so wrapped up in believing that my value was tied to my achievements, that one year when I had to have gallbladder surgery I showed up to work the next day. (And was quickly sent home.)

I mean, did I really think I was THAT important?

None of us are that important. 

Life WILL go on in our absence. Work will be done. Dishes will be washed. The emails will be there in the morning.

I know what you’re thinking. That the work won’t get done, the dishes won’t be washed, and you’ll have to return to a mess. Am I right?

I don’t care. I’m calling bullshit on the excuses because it’s fear. I did it too, until I learned that I was making myself sick trying to do it all and never taking a break.

If you’re placing your external value in what you check off the list and all the ways you do for others, you aren’t creating space and opportunity for growth within your life.

I went away this weekend to Huntington Beach. It was the only weekend before a lot of things start happening with work and I knew I needed some downtime. 

And because I know I can fall into work mode, I made a commitment that I would only do work on the drive down and the drive back if I felt like it. Other then that, no work allowed. I owed It to myself and my man to make the space and be present.

On Sunday, after two days of doing “nothing” but relaxing and spending time with my man, I started to get restless. I heard that mean girl in my head saying, “who do you think you are to relax and do nothing?”

And after a little internal pep talk, I response with... “Yes I can.”

You know what resulted in that weekend? 

It created the space I needed to come back with more energy, to be creative and productive with my work, more impactful with my clients, and more engaged with my kids. 

We need space to reset and refresh so we can show up our best when it matters.

I say all of this because I want you to understand that I know how difficult it can be to put yourself at the top of the list when it’s so easy to get caught up in the to-do lists and the obligations. But what I‘ve learned over time (and a lot of therapy!), is that I show up as a much better version of myself in all areas of my life, when I am consistently making my health and well-being a priority.

I want to leave you with a few things to consider as you figure out how you’ll begin (or continue) to prioritize your health and well-being moving forward…

Get a buddy.Kind of like an accountability partner for your well-being. Let a close friend or colleague know what you are trying to achieve so you are on the hook for it and have someone consistently encouraging you to create the space for yourself.

Find your people.Your community or tribe, it matters. Surround yourself with people who prioritize their own health and well-being so that you rise to a new level in their presence. They say we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with, and if you consider making sure those five people are taking care of themselves you’ll want to do the same.

Make the time.I know, this one seems obvious but I want you to take it a step further. Look at your calendar and identify a day or a weekend where you can make some time for yourself. It could be to attend a yoga class, spend a few hours in a park reading your favorite book, or planning a weekend getaway. It doesn’t matter how big or small (as long as you aren’t using it to grocery shop!), just create the space for YOU. 

And hey, if you’re looking for something that is planned for you that you just show up for...I’ve got you covered.

The next Refresh VIP Day is happening on May 10th out at Lake Las Vegas! It’s a day for relaxation, personal development, and play. You’ll be in the company of other like-minded women and you’ll leave with renewed energy, confidence, and new friends (among other things)!

I haven’t done the best job sharing the next Refresh VIP Day and because of that not only am I extending the early bird discount, I’m offering a 30-minute coaching call after the VIP Day to make sure you have support and accountability after the day! 

If you’ve been denying yourself space to prioritize you, please consider it. I promise you won’t regret it. Check out the testimonials from women just like you and the full details for the event here.

As you give yourself permission to make yourself a priority, I want to know what you put on your calendar. Send me an email or leave a comment!



P.S. Your business and your personal can’t afford for you to NOT prioritize yourself. All of the Refresh VIP Day details can be found here. Don’t miss out on the special offer that ends on April 22nd. 

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