We all know it- that day, that moment in time when something shifts and we know that it’s not okay any more. For some of us it’s the day when our anxiety is so gripping that we are paralyzed. Or when that bit of depression that has been sitting over us like a cloud shifts so it is completely enveloping us. Sometimes it’s when our clothes don’t fit and we feel like we are in someone else’s body. Or my most memorable episode- when I sat down at a drugstore blood pressure machine and the reading was so high that the possibility of having a stroke or heart attack was staring me in the face. Continue reading “Ready to Make a Change? My Experiments in Lifestyle Re-Design”
When it comes to business, many of us make decisions using an intellectual approach- looking at calendars, bank accounts and deadlines. When we need to create cash flow, monitor expenses, and manage risk, data drives our decisions.
So what happens when our decision doesn’t feel right? When in spite of the data we know we should be doing X, not Y, or turning left and not right?
Gut instinct is a sense of knowing what we need to do in spite of the visible information we have to the contrary. Paying attention to body signals and our inner voice happens when we leave ourselves time and space to hear and feel, and when we operate from a place of non-stress and equanimity. What I have learned is that when I come into a rhythm of self care, my nervous system is able to relax and I can both look at data AND listen my inner voice. With this comes better decisions.
Check out the rest of my article on the Yoga Health Coaching Blog: Making Better Business Decisions: How Self Care Makes Me Smarter
Tune in to this podcast to catch the conversation between myself and Carly Banks from my Yoga Health Coaching community. We chatted about time management, which can be a struggle for busy moms and business owners.
What you’ll get out of tuning in:
- Why getting enough sleep may be the next step for upleveling your business
- How to gain better calendar integrity
- Why you should block self-care into your calendar
- Links to key favourite resources like the 12 Week Year, Planning Your Career and GTD
Check out the podcast on the Yoga Health Coaching Blog- Building Time Management: Establishing Work-Life Balance
“Show me your schedule and I’ll show you what your priorities are.”
Robin Sharma – the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – makes it pretty clear. When we use calendars to actively schedule our work, family and self care activities we are making a statement: how we allocate our energy reflects our priorities and values.
Take a look at your calendar. What’s the first thing you see? For many of us it is commitments we have made to others- business meetings, client follow up, places we need to be with our kids and aging parents. Often the only personal commitments reflected on our calendars are for health and medical issues and taking care of the mundane- car, house and finance.
What does it mean when we don’t see ourselves reflected in our calendars? While it may mean that we don’t value self care, for many of us it simply means that we did not learn the value of taking time to plan for ALL of our needs . Giving ourselves permission to spend time scheduling our self care needs as well as the needs of others is a learned skill.
Check out the rest of my article on the Yoga Health Coaching Blog: My Most Important Meeting of the Day
Fall is about shifting our eating and daily habits to set ourselves up for a healthy and calm winter + spring. As the weather cools and winter nears, here are some more self-care tips for you.