“Instead of focusing on perfecting ourselves, let’s focus on what makes us shine”
– Kathryn Budig
My life isn’t perfect, it’s a good life, but it certainly isn’t perfect. I, like anyone else, feel overwhelmed, tired, and anxious and yes at times I hide in the in the toilet to get a minutes peace from my kids!
But I’ll tell you a little secret that many women are yet to discover or give themselves permission to accept: Your biggest contribution to the world starts with prioritising yourself.
It’s simple really, but day in and day out, I meet women who have either forgotten how to prioritise themselves or have never been taught such an important skill.
Today I am writing this on a beautiful beach in Bali, watching the sunrise.
I’m not lucky, I make this happen. I prioritise the hell out of myself!
It’s freezing where I live at the moment (grrrrr Melbourne weather) and for the past year I have worked my ass off juggling two kids, two jobs, launching a business and generally being a friggin’ superstar on steroids (not actually using any steroids though). I could feel myself burning out, I was constantly on the verge of illness, snappy with those I love and literally running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
I could feel that I was losing my Shine
Something had to give… and I was determined that it wouldn’t be me.
I needed a break and I knew that I needed to step off the treadmill of life and have some “me” time.
So I booked a trip to Bali with two gorgeous friends and my primary goal was to decompress, have some fun and reward myself…. And as a result, I knew I would let the best parts of me shine again.
As women we are a tough little posse – we are dedicated to being everything to everyone and we are constantly in overdrive, trying to make magic. But magic is hard work (well, in my opinion, it is anyway – feel free to contact me and tell me how to be successful without effort) and there is a risk that if we continue to strive to be successful without prioritising ourselves – we will burn out and lose our shine.
You don’t need to book a week in Bali like I did (although if you can – I highly recommend it!) but you do need to put as much effort into prioritising yourself as you put into your business…. Sounds weird huh – bear with me….. Your business is YOU and unless you are at your best (physically/emotionally/mentally/spiritually) then your business will suffer – take it from me!
What makes you shine?
Find what makes you shine and do it as often as you can.
The rejuvenation of such activities refuels your soul and I guarantee it will increase your ability to manage the difficult times that are often just around the corner as a strong kick ass woman.
Here’s the kicker though… you already know this, don’t you?
So let’s chat about some of the reasons why you’re not actually doing it:
So, as I sign off from my gorgeous beach bed and head off for a well-deserved cocktail (or four), I will relish in every god damn moment of this break and prepare myself to return to the rest of the year with excitement, enthusiasm and gratitude.
I deserve this…. And so do you.
She Got Happy offers you a variety of fabulous coaching packages that are specifically designed to inspire and coach Female Entrepreneurs like you, to Shine in life and business.