I wanted to take a moment and express how blessed I feel. As some of you know, I have had a really rough few days and in some ways feel as though I may have hit rock bottom. I am learning so much about myself, my strengths, my weaknesses and my values while I am in Bali. I have been struggling with determining my direction in my business and my life and one thing that Bali will do is truly have you face these questions head on. It is the one place where one cannot blame the weather, the stress, pissed off people, high paced life or any other inconvenience for one’s bad mood or sadness. Bali simply is a beautiful place with beautiful, patient people and an amazing array of affordable spa services, raw food and juice bars, yoga studios galore and amazing weather. All of your excuses are stripped away and you are faced with the core of your problem or situation. I have been in Bali for a little over one month and I have experienced a great deal and met some truly inspirational people. What I did not expect was feeling as though I have taken 10 steps backwards in my business. [Read more…]
The words stressed and holidays sadly seem to go hand in hand. Each year, we get busier and during the holidays, the demands that are made on our time seem to double or even triple. We have “mandatory” holiday parties for work, children’s plays, cookie swaps, tree lightings, parades, shopping, mailing, gingerbread houses….the list goes on. How does one do it all? [Read more…]
We have all been there. The buzzer goes off and you have hit snooze one too many times. You start the day in a rush and feel like you are behind all day long. Rushing to the gym, work, day care, the grocery store and get home with little to no energy to cook, let alone think you have time to do something for *gasp* yourself. Most of us are willing to go above and beyond for those we love but when it comes to actually doing something for ourselves, we tend to cut ourselves short. While we wouldn’t bear to neglect our family, friends and children, why is it that we forget about the importance of making time for ourselves? Guilt? Lack of prioritization? This is where you need to stop and ask yourself exactly why you aren’t putting YOU first.