To Not Being Superwoman: The importance of alignment over hustle
Ever since I was a little girl I was all about the hustle. What can I create? How can I market? and When can we start selling? These were the questions constantly bombarding my mind.
I remember in 4th grade my friends and I got busted for selling home made fortune tellers. You know those folded up pieces of paper where you could make up and fill in your own destiny? Yeah those, along with press on fingernails. We got caught because one girl spent her week's lunch money on our goods!
Safe to say that same hustle has stuck to me and carried on as a now 28 year old just trying to figure out her way through life. Working multiple jobs, taking on new challenges, you know, just out here living!
Over this past holiday I took the last week of the year off from my full time job at the lab. Half of it was meant to spend relaxing with family and the other half was meant to be all business. I had a grand idea that I wanted to launch at the start of this year. Yoga driven and felt like it meshed so well with my future goals.
I actually spent the other half of that week relaxing and purging. Cleaning out the old and then having some much needed me time. Diving back into my home yoga practice, working on personal development, and some good ole self care.
See towards the start of December I always make my plans and goals for the following year.
Truth is making all of these plans and trying to execute them when it’s not in alignment is not the way to go. When I prayed about what I should tackle first I kept hearing be still. Just wait. Take one step at a time. Focus on getting yourself in order first and then the rest will come.
Alignment over hustle.
So that’s what I’m doing. I’m focusing on me and I know In due time I’ll be able to successfully achieve the other.
What does this look like for me?
It is prioritizing self care. Pulling back in certain areas to allow more time for myself. Strengthening those relationships with those around me so that I have a solid support system. And most importantly building my relationship with God.
Just like the airplane safety video says, place the air mask on yourself before helping others. I have to fuel myself first before I can even think about being in a place to serve others.
So for now I just need to focus on getting myself into alignment so that I’m in position when he says move.
Letting go of being perfect. Letting go of doing it all right now.
Here's to not be superwoman and just aligning with His purpose.
Be awesomely amazing,
xo Vanessa Michele