It’s here again, the first of the month which means it’s time for another Karma Kleanse i.e. monthly check in. I got back to California last week and gave myself permission to rest and recover. Even though the last 2 months away in Spain and Canada have been fairly stress free and satisfying, travel, personal and emotional development, and family time can take a little toll on even the most zen humans. I came back home with a slight cold that I was able to fight off with rest, hydration, and my neti pot.
And now that I’m feeling replenished and healthy, it’s time to get to work! I have pages and pages of notes to process and make sense of along with hundreds of images to download and organize… and then there’s the real stuff like a good, hard look at my business and my life.
I’ll be honest it’s been a little chaotic in my mind over the last couple days. It’s almost like my mind knew it was time to get to work and strategically fired up it’s allies “doubt” and “fear” to come to its rescue. Remember that movie Inside Out? Yah, that’s exactly how I see it going down in my mind.After giving into my mind’s tactics and spending hours going down the black hole of Google … I found myself feeling overwhelmed and dare I say it… stressed (yes it happens to me too). I know the feeling of anxiety all too well and with a lot of testing and tweaking now have an effective protocol in place to snap out of it. For me that means…
- taking a cold shower
- lathering on some coconut oil
- listening to music
- having a conversation with a like minded human
The reason these this protocol works for me is because it puts me back into my body and into the present moment, turning off that crazy fight or flight system which makes it impossible to focus.
And focus… that’s what makes shift happen. At the end of last year I made the choice to step out of my comfort zone and spend time traveling and living life in flow, nomadically moving from one place to another and following my hearts desire. It’s been an incredible journey, one that you will one day be able to hear about it (refer back the pages of notes and hundreds of images sitting on my desk) … anyhow all that to say that I realize I’ve neglected my ehome, this blog, my courses, and my creativity.
It wasn’t intentional but it was what I needed, a total disconnect from “doing” so I could step into “being”.
I have always loved writing, researching, exploring, experimenting and teaching about optimal well being… but somewhere in the journey I found myself not living it anymore. If you’re in the healing space you can probably relate…
The good news is I’m back … with heart and hustle aligned (because you need both). I’m challenging myself this month to blog daily, 7 days a week for the month of August. Bear with me. I’m hoping by the end of this month I’ll have my writing voice back and a clearer message to share with you about living life healthy, happy, and stress free from the inside out.
Here’s what you can expect from me, feel free to hold me to it:
Mondays: Mindshift Monday
Fridays: Link Love/ Health Tech
Saturdays/Sundays: Travel stories and Tips
How am I going to do this? I have no idea but I do believe that if you stick to doing one thing everyday and make that the thing that gets down, it will get done and you will move forward. Progress = Priorities.
If you’re looking to create a shift in your life, join me this month with one small thing… post to comments what you’ll be working on!
Stay mindful my friends.