Finding Ease in a Place of Hustle
Ease. Self Care. Slow living.
However you want to name it, know that it’s vital for success.
We live in a place in time where it’s all about the hustle. But “Team No Sleep” and “Team No Days Off” will ultimately catch up to you and the lack of rest may force you to be down for longer than you anticipated.
Usually when we overwork ourselves it comes in the form of sickness like catching a cold or the flu. Sometime the universe has funny ways of forcing us to slow down like having you pull something in your foot at the end of a busy week. Raises hand as the last one happened to me this week!
I’m embarking on my third month of this life as a creative wellness entrepreneur. I’ve never been happier as I’m navigating my way through teaching yoga by making my full time income through private yoga and ELEVATE, as well as working part-time as a yoga studio coordinator to supplement so that I don’t get burned out.
I LOVE the many hats I get to wear. All in wellNESS. All in making a difference in my community. But I have to admit this week I was a little overwhelmed. I had a lot of meetings, networking events, classes, clients, while trying to stay on top of my admin work. Plus remember I’m trying to plan my wedding! I managed to find the balance of it all. But I know I was feeling fatigued as I pressed towards the end of the week.
All it took was a minor injury from working out on Thursday that had me glued to the couch for 24 hours, hobbling the next day and a rainy weekend that kept me inside for the majority of it allowing me space to fully recover.
Time to self care. Time for ease.
My foot is fine. Here on day 3, I no longer feel pain when I walk. I also don’t feel guilty for prioritizing me. And I don’t think you should either. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed be sure to REST or you may be forced too in a not so fun way.
Ease is about prioritizing self-care in order to create space for an easeful life. Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness month?
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness every year.
It’s real. I’ve dealt with it and maybe you have to. The important thing is to take action. Go to therapy if you need it. Find ways to be more mindful. Set intentional boundaries. Prioritize your own self-care first because there is no way you can pour from an empty cup!
What ways do you allow yourself to slow down and find Ease?
With love and light,
xo Vanessa Michele