Have you ever experienced burnout? I bet you have. You know, it’s that feeling that you just don’t feel like doing it anymore or your just too dog tired to keep doing things the way that you have been?
Well, I’m right there with you.
This past week, I had the great honor to serve on a team of women at my church to share a loving renewal experience with 36 women. It took months of work, energy, prayer, love, and time for all of us to come together as a team to make it happen. I’m so excited to have been a part of it (I seriously love these women) and I look forward to seeing what happens with this next team of incredible women.
At the same time, when we give a lot of ourselves in anything – family, vounteer work, paid work, relationships, etc. – we need to take an intentional break to focus on extreme self-care, especially if we haven’t been doing a good job of weaving that self-care into our schedule amidst the many to-dos.
We have to take good care of ourselves so that we can continue being our best for others. In my case, I want to be a rock star wife and loving and present Mom more than anything. Then, I want to be in loving service to others.
To do that though, I have to take care of me. And oh how hard that can be. Super. Daggone it. Hard. And it sometimes feels selfish.
We all need to do it – for the love of everyone else in the space we share. Trust me.
So, with that said, for the next two weeks, I’m going to be taking good care of myself, my family and my business and this community, by hitting the reset button and taking a break.
I know, it’s a risk. The cardinal rule in digital communications and coaching is to stay consistent and to never leave your audience. I agree.
I am not deserting you or leaving you. I promise. But what I am going to do for the next two weeks though is share in another way.
This week, we will learn why being vulnerable is so important, from Brene Brown. There is no other person on earth more qualified to tell you about this and she is so easy to connect with through her sincerity and ability to tell a story.
I remember when I was first introduced to this TED talk. Not only was it fascinating, but it was a game changer.
After a weekend of sharing and growing closer together with these women at church, I can also attest to the power of vulnerability and it’s ability to change people’s lives.
With that said, if you haven’t seen this talk before, you’re in for something awesome. If you’ve seen it before, it’s worth watching again and again.
Why? Because each time we watch something like this we can learn more about ourselves and how to interact more meaningfully and thoughtfully with others.
Sounds like a pretty good reason to me!
Let’s not wait any longer. Click here to go directly to Brene Brown’s TED Talk: The Power of Vulnerability.
Challenge: Pick one thing from her talk that you want to try or implement in your life and see what happens.
P.S. Need ideas on how to recharge your batteries?
Try this one up for size. Pick one thing from your to-do list that would be a little uncomfortable to take off of your list, but could significantly impact your ability to relax. Once you select it, STRIKE it from your to do list. Then wait. Don’t panic…Wait…Wait…Ahhhh. Feel it?? That’s freedom. As I like to say: Freedom from the should. xo