Earlier this year I took a massive leap and decided to change direction in my business. I didn’t think too much about it, I just jumped. Sometimes that’s the best way to do it otherwise we’ll be waiting forever until we’re ‘ready’ or everything is ‘perfect.’ I’ve spent the last few months integrating everything in my new business and creating lots of new things. I’ve been working on new offers for my tribe. Everything is becoming clear to me and I’m trusting that this is what I’m meant to be doing.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I’ve battled with fatigue for a very long time. When I started seeking answers I was only looking at physical solutions. Now I know that my energy is much more holistic than that. I’ve learnt what lifts me and what drains me, and it’s something I’ve been focusing a lot on lately. Since doing my Reiki training, my energy levels have been up and down so that’s been difficult. I did some soul searching and asked questions. I finally feel like I’ve come out of burnout and in the last few weeks I could feel that creeping back in. I don’t want to go back there again! So I knew things had to change.
This week I felt more free and more energetic than I’ve felt in a really long time. My week was incredibly full, yet I felt free and flowy inside my chest where anxiousness usually sits. I’ve been away twice this week and usually that would send me into a spin. But this week it was blissful and I was so focused, even though I only worked 3 and a half days. And even though there was still lots going on, I was incredibly centered. I have a big workload at the moment and normally I’d go into hustle mode, going and going until I burnout. I finished my week and got everything done without feeling exhausted.
Some stuff has finally clicked this week and this is what made a difference. Keep in mind I’ve known some of this stuff for a while, it’s just taken me some time to integrate it. Sometimes I’m very slowwww.
-I had a break. I’ve been working heaps without a true break. Running a business from home means that home life and business can get a bit mixed together. I visited my Nonna and family in Griffith, and we did nothing but talked and ate for 2 days. I didn’t realise how much I needed this break away from home until I came home feeling refreshed.
-I had a massage. Tension never ever serves me, no matter how much I think I can just put up with it. I hold a lot of tension or energy blocks in my neck and shoulders. Massage is one thing I do to help with this.
-I let the housework go and put work first. There were dishes in my sink that had been there for more than a day and the only underwear I had left were my slinky seam-free ones. I did not care because I was making magic in my healing room and that is more important.
-I decided to hire a cleaner. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for ages but I kept putting off. I know that I just can’t do everything and trying to do everything is incredibly stressful. In reality, it won’t cost that much to have a cleaner and the energy I’d normally use on cleaning is better put towards my clients. Oh and I actually hired a cleaner. Following through on decisions helps too.
-Regular meditation. This is a big one! Meditation has always made me sleepy so I haven’t done it for over 6 months. My coach always used to talk about inner guidance and I finally get that now. I’ve been meditating for just 10 minutes every day. Simply putting on some soft music, closing my eyes and focusing on my breathing. I’ve felt more focused, clearer and I can make sense of my ideas.
-I prioritised my work tasks. I made a list of everything that had to get done this week and a second list of anything that could wait. This helped me stay focus and I wasn’t trying to work on every single idea or shiny thing that entered my head. It’s so good getting lots of ideas but when they’re constantly flying at you it can be hard to stay focused while capturing those ideas.
-All of this rubbed off onto Rob! I can see now how much my state influences his. He did some housework and cooked! He usually does this anyway but this week he just took this stuff in his stride, mostly doing things without me asking.
-I was doing what I love! And it was easy!! I’ve had heaps of interest from people wanting to connect or work with me. The biggest lesson here is work can full of ease, it doesn’t have to be hard like we think. When you’re doing what you love, you naturally have more energy.
-I followed my rythym. Recently most days I worked from 11 until 6 or 7. I’ve fought this for soooo long because I thought those hours were inconvenient, even though that’s when I work at my peak. Don’t fight your rhythm!