Done With New Year, New You?

February 1, 2023

We made it through the “New Year, New You” phase of 2023… and now it’s time to really get down to business!

We think the holiday season is the busy time of year – parties, work events, school pageants, religious festivities, family traditions… But I think the real stress comes in January.

January brings:

  • resolutions (I’m going to do or be this new person now)
  • guilt (I ate/drank too much in December, I didn’t exercise)
  • anticipation (will I be able to complete my new year goals?)

Once you’ve gotten over all that, it’s time to get to work. Put the holidays behind you. Allow that January was a time to reset and reflect. Now you can begin to take action and move forward.

What does 2023 hold for you?

  • Are you still living the Burnout Lifestyle of trying to do too much?
  • Are your expectations too high… or not high enough?
  • How do you envision your life on January 1, 2024?

Instead of starting with “What can I add to my life this year?” We need to begin with “What do I need to remove from my life that didn’t serve me last year?”

Instead of a growing To-Do list, maybe it’s time to create a Stop-Doing list first.

It’s time to create a Stop Doing list instead of perpetually adding to our To Do list!

If your plate is already full, will adding to it make things better? Or will things just start falling off and hitting the floor? It’s time to start taking things off your plate before you can add more.

Let’s say you have a plate full of fruit: apples, kiwis, grapes. It’s overflowing with delicious fruit that you enjoy eating. Now, you feel like you need or want some vegetables, but there’s no room on your plate! You like grapes, and they’re an easy snack to prepare. They’re easy to share. There’s a lot going for them, but you just don’t enjoy them like you used to. It’s ok to take them off your plate to make room for some broccoli that you really want and need right now. There’s nothing wrong with grapes, they just aren’t as appealing as broccoli right now.  

The key is “right now”. What you want on your plate might change again. What you choose today isn’t cast in stone!

In order to make room for new experiences in your life, you need to “stop doing” other things. If you want to buy a new car or house this year, you need to stop spending your money on things that aren’t as important right now. If you want to take a class, you need to stop binging mindless TV shows to make time for studying. If you want to live healthier, you need to stop eating the foods that disagree with your body and start feeding your body nutritious foods.

So what are you taking off your plate in 2023?

I’m inviting you to commit to your “Stop Doing” list beginning NOW!

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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

December 31, 2022

I began 2022 with a very sudden and very clear goal of completing book #3.  I had the outline and content in my mind so clearly, I knew it was right.  Even the timing was right.  Book 1 was published in 2012.  Book 2 in 2017.  Now it was 2022 and right on schedule, there it was.  

Until it wasn’t.

Long story short, as I was writing, I decided to make part of the book content into a digital course.  One thing led to another, and one course led to another…

Here we are at the end of 2022.  Book 3 is no longer in the works (it is on the back burner), but:

✨I have my first digital program published

✨My first 3-day virtual workshop is scheduled for mid-January

✨I’ve been invited to participate as a speaker at a summit late January

✨My coaching practice has been totally re-structured and is thriving

✨I’ve made some amazing new relationships in my field

What did I learn?

That the universe often knows what we need better than we do.  When we go with the flow of how life unfolds for us and not fight it, we will frequently end up in a place we couldn’t have even imagined.  Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know!

if you are looking for more direction in the coming year, or just need your life a bit more focused, message me for your own free Life Balance Strategy Session and we’ll get you moving forward toward balance and clarity into the new year!

Work/Life Balance – How Do You Even Achieve That?

August 1, 2022

Let me start by saying that work/life balance does not mean equal time for everything.

Consider the main activities in your life: sleeping, eating, working, family time, personal time. With 24 hours in a day, each of those activities would get 4.8 hours each. I don’t know about you, but my employer won’t pay me a full time salary for 4.8 hours per day, and 4.8 hours of sleep each night isn’t going to cut it either.

The key is to be flexible and make sure that priority items get the time they need, as needed. Sleep is a necessity, but how much varies person to person and even day to day. Not allowing enough time for sleep for an extended period can put you out of balance. And while occasionally work might require overtime, allowing work to take over your free time for extended periods can also put you out of balance.

It’s all about flexibility and moderation. It’s about priorities and boundaries. Vacation time away from work balances out the occasional overtime, just like a late night out once in a while is balanced out by a lazy weekend in bed.

Work/life balance isn’t just about time management. It’s about making choices, priorities, and setting boundaries.

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