On this mid-August day, if you find yourself feeling as crispy as a summer lawn, then this is a message for you. I'm thinking of you over-exhausted parents, all you caretakers, mangers, planners, all you intrepid entrepreneurs, and the people juggling an illness or intensive medical treatment on top of all of the above.
My summer mantra has been this: I can't do and be everything for everyone, all of the time.
Just saying that internally helps me come back home to myself. It lets me feel safe in my body, no matter what is happening (or not happening). But often what gets in the way of being OK with how things are, the seemingly messy chaos of an overloaded plate, is an internal conversation that goes something like this:
If I let this one area of my life slide, what does this say about me?
If I'm not achieving my goals, I'm a FAILURE!
If I don't do _____ or show up to _____, I'm going to disappoint______. How will this affect my relationship/s?
Everything that _______ says about me (or I imagine them saying about me) must be true.
I'm not good enough for this.
______ has it so together, why can't I?
Man, that is A LOT to carry around? Do you feel the weighty exhaustion here just reading those statements? I could probably spend a whole afternoon adding to this list, but that's not the point.
I want to share with you how to work with these thoughts and feelings when they arise, so they don't derail your efforts, suck your life-force and dominate your day.
If this resonates and you want a simple practice to break the cycle of overwork and overwhelm, just message me or comment below and I’ll share with you! ❤️ #MelissaEppardCoaching