By STRETCH+BLOOM | On March 4, 2018 In Work-life balance
WHY YOU NEED TO DETOX YOUR LIFE
Working with women I can’t help but notice that we’re often our worst enemy:
– We’re caring, loving and generous to a fault.
– We’re the good soldier fighting everybody’s battles.
– We’re the selfless lover, friend, wife, mother, who is always there for everyone and constantly forgets her own needs.
– We’re constantly making excuses for not going after what we truly want: we’re not ready, it’s not the time, it’s selfish, we don’t deserve it, …
And while we’re driving ourselves into the ground, feeling exhausted and stressed-out in the process, others are thriving and benefiting from all our hard work.
It’s a fact that there are many inequalities in the world that can make things harder for women. However, at the end of the day we’re the ones who accept to saddle ourselves with all the weight and the problems of the world.
– How many women believe they are irreplaceable at work?
– How many believe they are irreplaceable at home?
– How many women believe their entire world would collapse if they weren’t doing everything?
We’re setting ourselves up for being used.
THE SABOTAGING PATTERN
When I talk with women I often hear the same complaints:
– I am so exhausted
– I need a break
– I am on the edge of a burnout
However, when I mention self-care I also hear the same excuses:
– I don’t deserve it.
– It’s selfish
– When x, y, z
Basically, we’re there for everyone but we’re not there for ourselves.
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A NEW MINDSET
We were not put on this earth to struggle, to selflessly serve others while ignoring our own needs. There’s no glory in being a good soldier when you’re slowly destroying your health and your sanity by being over-committed and over-worked.
Taking care of yourself is not a luxury, it’s a necessity if you want to continue serving others.
In 2016, heart disease was the leading cause of mortality for women in the US. Stress is litterally killing us!
However, all it takes to stop this is a simple decision: a commitment to taking better care of yourself. First, we need to redefine the concepts we use.
– Self-care is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.
– Taking time off is not selfish, it’s a necessity.
– Your health is not a nice-to-have, it’s a necessity.
You have to make yourself a priority and make time for yourself. No one can do this for you.
HOW TO DETOX YOUR LIFE
Spring is around the corner and that’s a perfect opportunity to detox your life and clear out some of those sabotaging mindsets and patterns that prevent you from truly shining and living your most authentic life.
Here are a few powerful things you can do right now to detox your life:
1- The first order of things is to schedule me-time. I mean this! Litterally block off time for yourself in you calendar. It can be 15 minutes a day, 4 hours a week, a week-end, whatever you can manage. Just make sure to allocate time to this detox. Scheduling it is really important: it gives your subconscious mind the signal that you are ready to make yourself a priority.
2- Make a formal commitment to yourself that you will do what it takes to get out of your own way, take care of yourself and take all the steps necessary to live your higher purpose.
3- Cut down the noise and the distractions, meditate, quiet your mind in order to hear the voice of your true self guiding back to he most authentic expression of you.
4- Take a look at your life: what have you been putting up with that’s no longer giving you joy – physically, emotionally, professionally-? How are you standing in your own way?
5- Pick the top topic to upgrade, the most bothersome.
6- Create a plan to correct the situation.
7- Get to work!
Ultimately, you can’t give from an empy bucket. These steps will help you fill your cup with all the juicy stuff that makes you come alive (and remove all the stuff that drains you!) so you have more to share with others.
So go ahead: yourself permission to put yourself first, detox your life from those sabotaging patterns, and replenish your reserves!
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I swear by this process. These are the main steps I used to detox my own life when I was on the verge of burning out. I took 3 months to retreat from the world and get back to my center. That was the secret to bouncing back and completely reinventing my life (new career, new country, new partner…!) in a very short time.
Of course, my situation was extremely privileged and I know that most women don’t have the luxury to retreat from the world for 3 months. However I am pretty sure most of them can find 3 days for a quick getaway.
That’s all the time you need to join RENEW YOU and enjoy the benefit of a rejuvenating coaching retreat that will help you detox your life in style.
DETOX YOUR IN STYLE
RENEW YOU is a bespoke experience, where you can finally relax, kick back and allow yourself be guided back to your sweet spot.
For most ambitious women time is a luxury which is why I have fashioned RENEW YOU to help you go through these powerful steps in as little time as possible. Thanks to powerful 1-on-1 coaching, long periods of silence, relaxation and introspection, RENEW YOU gives create BIG shifts (and a detailed plan to make lasting changes in your life!) in just 3 days.
RENEW YOU is set in a luxurious beach resort where you can enjoy the energizing benefits of ocean: the perfect setting to kiss your stress and your sabotaging mindsets goodbye while laying the foundations for a more balanced life.
Most coaching retreats are based on group interactions. This format is powerful however the group dynamics can be challenging, especially when you are already exhausted.
With RENEW YOU things are different. This is a 1-on-1 retreat. This means you get laser-focused coaching to dive deep and plenty of alone time to resource yourself. You can take long strolls on the beach, get pampered at the spa, journal in the garden without a care in the world. Finally, you get the peace and the silence you’ve been craving all this time!
Really, you deserve a break and RENEW YOU is a great way to commit to your well-being while taking concrete steps to turn your life around. If you think this is for you can simply click here to get started .
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