How often do you find yourself feeling like this:
- “It has to be me because I’m the only one who will do it right.”
- “I’ve got too much going on, I don’t have a moment to think.”
- “I can’t say no because they are counting on me.”
- “I’m too tired to leave the house tonight and meet up with friends.”
And just like you my mind used to be flooded with thoughts like these on a daily basis.
A few years ago, I was running a successful brick & mortar nutrition business.
Every day, I was on the ground, helping women heal their bodies from digestion issues, sleep issues, adrenal fatigue, aches and pains, weight fluctuations…
In an effort to be it all, these women were suffering, mind, body, and soul.
And so was I…
As a nutrition counselor, I took care of myself physically. But inside, it was another story…
Overwhelm, stress, anxiety, worry and fatigue were my constant companions.
I couldn’t turn my mind off at night, and my social life was non-existent.
When I did try to relax, I’d feel agitated. But I kept my chin up and made the best of everything. I was a proud multitasker, and wore the “busy badge” with honor.
The truth is, getting things done has always been important to me. And I didn’t see another way to live and be able to keep all the balls in the air…
It took my friend, Barbara Huson (Stanny), to call me out with love and honesty. I still remember the moment her words reached my ears…
“Suzy, you are addicted to busyness!”
It was shocking. Me, addicted? But deep down, I knew it was true.
I wasn’t happy, and I was tired—tired of always being so tired.
I knew I couldn’t give up on my goals and dreams.
But something had to change…
And so, I began to explore this hidden “addiction” of mine.
And here’s what happened…
- I learned the deep-seated beliefs that kept me on the hamster wheel.
- I learned how my old patterns and stories were keeping me stuck.
- I learned practices to shift my thoughts and bring peace, even when things were “falling apart” around me.
- I learned how to say “no” with grace.
- I learned how to set boundaries.
- I learned how to ask for help.
- I learned the art of soul-care.
But, what I learned that completely shifted my life, is this:
WHEN YOU BECOME SELFISH FOR YOUR OWN WELL-BEING
not only does your life transform, you bring a happier version of yourself to the world – which is a sacred gift to yourself and to everyone you encounter!
“I am so glad I found you. Deep breath. Just to have connected with you has made me feel less alone. Your words of wisdom about being in transition and giving myself permission has helped so much. I have post its all around saying “I give myself permission”. The shift has been huge for me internally.”Anne, Australia
Today, what lights me up is deep conversation, spending time with husband, son, my dog, my friends and my family – camping, hiking, beach walks, reading, writing, learning, cloud watching and dancing like no one is watching! And I especially love guiding women out of overwhelm.
We get busy. We get lost in all that we are ‘supposed’ to do. There is a better way.
The thing is, our world doesn’t need more over-busy women, it needs women who are strong, grounded, have clarity, healthy boundaries and are bringing their best selves forward – whether it’s to your work, your family, your friends, your community, because…