I just got back from a totally chill, relaxing week in Mexico with my family, during which I created something I’m super excited to share – the Get Out of Overwhelm 5-Day Virtual Journey! It’s going to be lots of fun and extremely transformative. You can do it at a time of your choosing, it only takes 10-15 minutes per day, and (right now) it’s completely free!
When you join me on this Get Out of Overwhelm Journey, you will:
- Identify the #1 thing you need to start doing to get out of overwhelm.
- Unearth your own personal Kryptonite – and how to shield yourself from it.
- Discover tools to immediately start optimizing your work and your energy.
- Learn how to start showing up as the person you know you could be in all areas of your life.
You can read more about it here:
I have to say, the week in Mexico really brought home to me how important this Get Out of Overwhelm 5-Day Journey is. My sister and brother-in-law rented the most fabulous AirBnb for us, right on the water, with its own infinity pool and private beach (thank you, Julie and Dana!). My favorite days were when we did nothing but relax at this incredible house. Because honestly, how often do we get to do that? Take an entire day to do whatever strikes our fancy?
Of course, being on vacation makes it easier to do this – you’ve already left “reality” behind. But this was a good reminder that no matter where we are – we need to do this for ourselves more often. We don’t need to be poolside to carve out a day, or half a day, or even an hour for self-care.
But, we don’t. Why not? Because we’re too busy! We’re too overwhelmed, we’ve got too much to do, and we don’t dare slow down just to relax. We save it all up until we can go on vacation.
I would argue that self-care is not about relaxing just for the sake of relaxing. It is about giving you, your brain, and your body a true rest. And when you give yourself a chance to rest and reflect, then you can be even more effective at the things that matter to you, and this is how you can really make a difference in the world.
When we don’t take time for ourselves, it’s like the story from Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People about the person struggling to cut down a tree with a dull saw. A hiker comes along and suggests that they might be more successful if they stopped to sharpen it. To which the tree cutter replied, “Can’t you see I’m too busy to sharpen my saw?”
The tree cutter may eventually succeed in chopping down the tree, but it will take much more effort than if they had just stopped to sharpen the saw. Similarly, we can’t be as effective in our lives when we don’t take time to fill ourselves up, and reflect on what we’re actually doing with our precious time.
If you’re feeling like you’re too busy to sharpen your saw, then you have an EXTRA special invitation to come on this Get Out of Overwhelm 5-Day Journey. You deserve to carve out 10-15 minutes a day for yourself! This is a Journey that will benefit you not only now, but into the future. So, come along! Your future self will thank you!