Like surely there is only so much one brain can handle processing, juggling, and coping with at one given time, right??
That was definitely ME this past few weeks. So much so that I didn’t even finish this email you are reading right now (it was supposed to be last Sunday’s Snack…but it turned into the one ball that I dropped.)
You see I wear A LOT of hats in my Mary Baker Wellness World. I’m a Life Reinvention Coach working one-on-one with clients weekly. I’m a yoga & mindfulness teacher and lead group and private sessions both in person and virtually each week. And, I’m co-founder of a small nonprofit called Be Well Therapy, Inc. which offers yoga & mindfulness for cancer recovery.
Last weekend we held our BIG Be Well Gala fundraising event, so on top of all my normal day-to-day juggling, I was juggling what felt like about 10 extra balls. Holding a Gala event for 120 guests is like a wedding and a 3-ring circus all rolled into one.
Can you say scrambled egg brains?
Oh, and I recently enrolled in a 10-week training that I’m working on to learn how to create a fully digital course and it’s INTENSE!
So how am I keeping my sh*t together, you ask?
GRACE, BALANCE, AND LETTING GO
Those are the words I remind myself when I start to spin out of control. When my inner perfectionist starts to demand WAY TOO MUCH of me, I stop and breathe. Instead of powering through, allowing myself to become completely spun out and as a result totally cranky and stretched thin - I stop.
Then, I ask myself what I need in that moment. It might be a walk, a nap, or a vigorous Crossfit workout. I stop everything that is making me feel crazy and I take care of myself.
This immediately puts me back in a state of grace (alignment with my heart) and balance both physically and mentally.
Next, I sit down and prioritize. What needs to happen? What are the top 1-3 items I must address and what can be allocated for a less busy day? I also block out time on my calendar so no one can interrupt me during my most productive times of day.
Finally, I remember to remind myself that “I am enough” (one of my go to mantras) and tell myself “good job” for what I did get done.
You see, I’ve learned that being my number one supporter and cheerleader gets me a whole lot further in life and in a much better mental state than that old voice that did nothing but compare, berate, and criticize.
Needing some help creating more life balance?
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Meet Mary Baker ..LIFE COACH, YOGA TEACHER, MINDFULNESS GUIDE, RECOVERING PERFECTIONIST & PEOPLE PLEASER, FEAR CONQUEROR, TRUTH SEEKER, & DREAM WEAVER