Last week I attended a 3 day workshop. It helped me to get real about how I want to show up in my business (...shout out to my brilliant business coach!), I gained learning and new insights.
And I felt supported.
I also spent a lot of time thinking about connecting with every one of you who take the time to read my emails. Thank you for doing that by the way. I'm deeply grateful.
Each day was incredibly fulfilling.. However, here's the thing.
I felt like I was going to be running a marathon.
When I booked into that event, I was worried about the amount of time I'd lose. Would it be worth giving up 3 days. How much time would I need in order to catch up? Even though I knew the content would be worthwhile, I regretted committing 3 days when I have so much else to do.
What I realize now is that by taking that time out I gave myself a gift. I was able to lift my head up from my desk, connect with my community, take in some deep learning and feel supported.
I was actually practicing what I preach.
It felt good and I know now with all my heart that taking that time out was worth it.
Why? Because I am worth it.
I have been given gifts to share, and doing so is an act of deeply heartfelt generosity. I can't serve my clients well if I am stressed, anxious and too focused on the work of my business.
I deserve to take time out for the sake of my health and the sake of my clients. I feel nourished and ready to step in to the coming week with ease.
My hope is that you can find ways to give yourself the gift of time out too., so you can also feel supported and nourished.
If you need help to do that, let's talk.
Don't let work be all there is.