After posting my Humble Uplift Newsletter last week, I felt compelled to share it here. The past couple weeks, I’ve been getting ME together and I believe that sharing this experience can resonate and inspire you to slow down and take a look at your life to get closer to the peace that you desire.
When was the last time you took timeout to plot and get your life in order? If I can be candid with you for a moment, after launching my event and the feeling of overwhelm flood into my peace-space I knew that I needed to step back and analyze before I moved any further. I had realized that I was pressuring myself to run the entire “Let’s Talk About It Over Cocktails” event by myself, with bits of volunteer help, here and there (the day of the event). I had attempted to stay on time with my weekly book writing goals, and tried to juggle writing blogs, updating my website, managing my social media, developing my Manifest Peace NOW e-course/VIP Membership, along with balancing my teaching schedule, self-care AND organization duties (between 2 organizations).
All of that said, I’m sure you may have gotten a headache and gotten overwhelmed from reading that, but let me tell you THAT HAS BEEN MY LIFE FOR MONTHS. To be honest, I’ve been a bit in denial about that.
To have to admit that you don’t have it all together can be tough and in my case, something clearly wasn’t working. Therefore, I took my time and re-prioritized A LOT of stuff that was on my plate. I then analyzed & dug deep into my situation to figure out how I got here. To be honest, It all boiled down to prioritizing, not saying “No” to some things, not managing my time appropriately and focusing on setting realistic goals that work for ME. Truth be told: as someone just starting out in developing and growing my brand within the last 2 years, it’s a lot to take in at one time, even for a busy bee like me!
So, what did I figure out? I certainly did plot on how I could be most efficient and after an amazing strategy session at my 2 day PUSH Mastermind training with my business coach and her other clients, followed by a long awaited session with my therapist, I put a solid plan in place. I literally had to break apart my old way of doing things and start organizing in a more efficient way by breaking all of my projects/tasks into one main task per day. This may seem like a no brainer to some, however, for me it was a breakthrough that was long overdue.
Since I work full days 4-5 days out of the week before I can even get home to work on my Humble Sunshine projects, I’m usually only left with 5 hours or so of time to do anything. So, it’s really important for me to be realistic and not expect to be able to work on ALL projects in one day without running myself dry. Now that I’ve put a realistic routine in place, I feel so much better that everyday isn’t a guessing game and I anticipate much more productivity. I’ll keep you posted on how how it goes. And granted, it may take me a little longer to get some projects done on the deadlines that I had set before, but the most important part of it all is that I’m getting it done and I’m not quitting or allowing procrastination to get the best of me.
Moral of the story: Take a timeout when necessary. Sometimes you have to be a little quiet and plot behind the scenes to be able to put fourth your best work and serve to your highest capacity! Sometimes you have to be quiet to observe and learn what you need to know.