You’d think I’d know better.

The past few weeks, I’ve had the privilege of hosting eleven amazing women in my living room, teaching them the steps I used to unwind from a cluttered, overwhelmed life.  Last week we talked about life balance – the ‘ebb & flow’ and the importance of the ebb.

And then yesterday happened.

My day began with spilling turkey broth all over the kitchen cabinets, inside my boot, soaking my leggings and all over the floor. A few hours later, I was making room in the fridge for  said turkey broth, moved a can of sparkling fruit juice water, that happened to be opened and down it went, all over the fridge, my now bare foot and the floor.

All messes cleaned up.

I sat down to write a blog. My mind is blank, and then it wanders head on into the world of distraction (aka, social media). I have no idea how long I spent there, but probably longer than I care to admit because I got hungry. I made lunch, sat down once again at my laptop and now I get a message that there has been a ‘system failure’ and I need to shut the computer down and try logging in again.

4:30PM rolls around and I have accomplished nothing, succeeded at beating myself up for a day wasted, had the sentence “I hate days like this” on a loop. I felt lonely, like a failure and decided that maybe I was depressed (rolling eye emoji).

You know that saying “sleep on it”?

I slept on it. Woke up, smacked my forehead and said, “OMG Suzy, you’re knee deep in the ebb”.

You’d think I’d know better.

Today I will do things differently. I will follow my own advice – “The Ebb is where many of us get in trouble. Not feeling happy – oh, this isn’t ‘right’. Not feeling energetic – what’s wrong with me?  Lost the creative edge – oh my, I’m SO stuck”. 

In nature, the ebb is the outgoing phase, when the tide drains away from the shore. The holiday season for many is akin to pulling the sink plug and watching all your energy and ‘flow’ spiral down the drain.

There is a better way. Tune in to the ‘ebb’ instead of fighting and pushing your way through – ah, so much better. To learn how, click here.

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