Heeellllllooooooooooo (imagine me saying this to you really slowly -- drawing out each part of the word)!
Hopefully you're wearing a bit of a smile now?!
If you're not, try one on real quick, it looks really good on you and actually enhances your mood. 🙂
I'm about to say something REVOLUTIONARY; are you ready?
Slowing down can help you speed up!
Read that again.
I spoke with three clients last week who are going a mile a minute with no breaks -- rushing like mad women in the morning, booking themselves back to back, loading up on coffee, having midday heart palpitations, then struggling to decompress at night. Sound familiar?
Hell, I find myself in that hamster wheel of hustle from time to time too.
Are we getting a lot done when we move like this? Maybe. -_-
What we're also doing is contributing to increased levels of stress, suppressed immunity, a wired nervous system that stays in a perpetual state of fight or flight, shittier moods, denser feeling emotions...need I go on?
If you're nodding your head because you're willingly admitting that this sounds a lot like you, or if you're silently reading this knowing that this is you, but you don't want to admit it, rest assured. I have an easy, yet powerful solution to start turning the tides.
It's called SLOWING THE F*CK DOWN! Here's how you do it:
Set your alarm clock for 10-15 minutes earlier in the morning so you can leisurely wake up (note: DON'T snooze through this)
Use this 10-15 minutes to lubricate your joints, i.e. do some neck rolls, spinal twists, hip circles, etc. This starts to awaken the body naturally
Set an intention for your day -- How do you want to show up today? What would you like to accomplish? How would you like to feel?
Take intermittent breaks for water (lots of it), a walk, a quick stretch, a few deep breaths
End your day with gratitudes -- What are you grateful for?
In total, these five steps take no more than 20-30 minutes of your day. Think of 30 minutes less of mindlessly scrolling on social media or stressing out about things that are completely out of your control in that moment. Good substitute right?
BE RUTHLESS in this. I promise it will make all the difference; it has for me.
I am now twice as productive as I was before, I waste less time, I'm happier, I'm less stressed, I'm more connected and present, I judge myself and others less, I serve more effectively...and so much more!
You can have all of that for yourself too!
Sending you SO MUCH LOVE