Do you feel like certain times in your life have certain ‘themes’?
A recurring feeling?
February, for me, is definitely about ‘being brave’.
My youngest started school this year, which is completely crazy as I’m the mum who hears her children call ‘Mum!” and still thinks it must be someone else being called.
My eldest started a new school, which is no easy feat when you are year 3 (I remember changing schools!).
So I am in mumma bear mode – making sure my ‘babies’ are feeling ok and trying to make the path as smooth as possible.
On a professional level, the launch of my herbal tea range has called for me to be brave, to make public something that I am passionate about, something that I created.
On a personal level, I am sharing myself here……yes, I am still very much a professional in my chosen field (Natural health), but I feel that I can be professional and bear a little of myself – and how I cope with times that require me to be brave.
So how do I cope in times of change?
– My natural default is to try and ‘do it all’ – this time I have become curious – what if I slowed down?
Well, Ill be damned, it worked. By slowing down, I was able to actually DO MORE.
How do I slow down?
– Start saying NO. Yep. So scary, as many of us are determined to be everything to everyone.
– Start saying YES…….but only after you have given it some thought….we don’t need to give everyone an answer immediately.
– Schedule it – if its in your diary, do it, if not, don’t. Don’t forget to schedule in the fun things – coffee dates with the kids (and girlfriends!), park plays after school – or as my sister did, beach trip at 6pm (after work) with her daughter – because you only live once.
Of course, I also supported myself with nutrition and herbs:
– making sure I was eating nutritious foods, regularly, to regulate blood sugar levels, which helps to reduce overwhelm and supports my adrenals.
– Vitamin C is SO important during time of change and overwhelm – not just about immune support, vitamin C nourishes the adrenal glands and supports healthy levels of adrenal hormones (so you don’t slip into that freaky ‘fight or flight’ mode!).
So what do you need to do to be brave?
Does this involve change?
How will you support yourself?
Life is full of change – its something that we simply can’t escape.
If you would like help supporting your nervous system, adrenals and learning healthy ways to cope with busy family life, please book in to see me!
I look forward to helping you achieve your health goals!