Last weekend I took some time out for self care and attended the most beautiful resorative yoga workshop with Kristin at Fleurieu Yoga it was like no other yoga I had ever done, think lying down over big bolsters, focusing on your breathing and not moving much at all.
It was slow
It was meditative
It was just what I needed!
I left the yoga workshop feeling calm, centered and peaceful.
4 days later I am still feeling the positive effects from it!
This year has been huge for me.
My baby girl started school, which was much more emotionally taxing than I had expected – on her, on me and on the whole family. Starting school is a big transition for children and for parents. She is our youngest so having a quiet house everyday has been both lovely and empty, it has left a void. It didn’t really hit me until the second Friday of school. Fridays were our special day together, we would go to yoga (she would play in the creche, catch up with my sister and her little girl for a coffe and play date, then spend the afternoon at home, baking, playing, pottering. I already miss those days, ache for them. In a funny way those days at home with young children felt like they would last forever. When you are in them, all you want is a break. It is monotonous, challenging and exhausting but before you know it they are over! Working through all of this has been quite emotional for me, pair that with being there for her when she is having her breakdowns from processing all of the change that is happening for her, it has been a challenging time.
I also launched my second online program, Delicious Wellbeing. I thought back to school would be a great time to launch, the kids would both be at school, I would have more time and it is the perfect time for mums to start thinking about their own health and wellbeing. Let me give you a little insight into launching an online program – it is all consuming! I had been working on the content of the program for months and truly believe the program is a life changer for many mums out there. Creating the content is the easy part but then you have to make sure peole know about it. As you know the online space is very noisy so I needed to grab the attention of mums which takes a lot of work – blog posts, guest blog posts, videos, social media posts, more social media posts and even more social media posts – you get the picture! In hindsight, launching at the same time as my daughter started school was not a great idea but I got through it and succeeded in attracting an amazing group of mums into my Delicious Wellbeing program. Getting to know the mums in the program and can see their transformations just a few weeks in makes it all worthwhile!
I have always been someone who strives to do the best I can with my life.
I love coming up with new ideas, exploring new places and generally making the most out of life.
I have a message to get out into the world which I truly believe makes a difference in peoples lives.
Like you I am good at giving (all women are).
I give to my family
I give to my friends
I give to my clients
I give to my readers
I give to my ecourse participants
I give to my business buddies
What we need to realise is we need to balance all of that giving.
You may not have clients, readers or ecourse participants but I can guarantee you give in other ways
to your community
to your employer
to your kids school, kindy or childcare centre
to your parents, in laws, neighbours, pets or cousins
to your husband or partner
Giving must be balanced with recieving
So ask yourself how can I recieve today, it might be
a quiet cup of tea and a magazine out in the sun
a swim in the ocean
a nap or an early night
announcing a mums not cooking night
booking yourself in for a massage or facial
writing or craft
asking for help with something
I would love to hear from you. Do you balance giving and recieving well or are you all about giving? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.