By Kimberley Newing
We all have those days, weeks, months …
When it all just feels too much and you want to quit, run or hide. Those days when you think to yourself “I AM SOOOO DONE, I JUST CAN’T TAKE ANY MORE!”
And if you’re a mama, well shit gets even more real…because you can’t just quit. If the mothership goes down, she’s taking everyone down with her (or so it feels) and so we just keep going.
So where does that leave us?
Can’t cope, can’t breakdown…
What an anguishing place to be. When a woman feels trapped like that, she will either deny her own needs and keep going until she gets sick OR she’ll hit the eject button in a moment of crazed madness, leaving a trail of devastation in her absence.
Those who keep pushing in service of others and responsibilities, often end up in a state of numb, sick or depressed. Those who have more fire tend to push until they explode all over themselves and their loved ones.
But here’s the thing. I don’t want you to breakdown. I don’t want you to hang in there, I don’t want you to just ‘make it through’ this tough period either. I want you to fucking THRIVE. I know it’s not easy. In fact, it’s a major paradigm shift to go from feeling like you have no control over your life, to owning your experiences and choices.
But it’s POSSIBLE … and it starts with a few simple steps and being willing to put yourself FIRST a little more often.
Prioritize your needs because no one will do it for you.
Here I want to teach you about the 3 simple ways you can shift your experience and feel better IMMEDIATELY.
If you’re in a situation that cannot be changed in the near future ie. you cannot source more childcare or support, you can’t quit or just aren’t ready to move on yet …. then we must go with what you CAN action now. I don’t want you to lose yourself, your loved ones or your joy because it all feels too much to deal with.
Here are 3 things within your control that will alter your experience instantaneously …
Hear me out before you read that list and think “URGH! forget it, I’m out!”
1) MOVEMENT: I’m not talking a hardcore gym regime that requires a red bull to get you there. I mean joyously injecting fresh air and life into your cells! Shaking the stagnant shitty feels out and making space for more endorphins to roam freely.
Be it freestyle dancing to your favourite song in the kitchen, a brisk evening walk to a great podcast or a delicious yoga stretch out that melts away your tension … find the kind of movement that makes you feel FREER in your body and life – not more restricted nor more hurdles you have to climb.
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