Yeah, I knew…
- I knew that I was supposed to eat well.
- I knew that I was supposed to drink enough water.
- I knew that I was supposed to rest.
- I knew that I was supposed to make time for play & self care.
But even though I knew all of these things it was like being caught in a whirlwind of “supposed to’s.” I had all the information but what I really needed was for somebody to just tell me what to do!
I was so caught up in the chaos of all of the “shoulds,” that I couldn’t do any of them at all. And I paid for it. In every area of my life…
What changed for me? I reached out for help.
This wasn’t easy for me, I’ve always been very very independent. I’m still very very independent. But I got to a point where I simply couldn’t keep spinning my wheels any longer. I was feeling like I was totally missing out not only on my life with my kids, but my life in general.
What did I do?
I found some experts to help me. And let me tell you, at that time I barely had enough money to pay my bills, but I knew that I couldn’t go on the way things were any longer so I started stashing away a little bit every week until I had enough to pay someone to help me. It actually didn’t take very long at all. Mostly I did away with conveniences that I had gotten used to, you know, take out coffee, a dinner out every other weekend, new shoes just because, that sort of thing.
The counsellor I saw then was part of a community program and was free of charge to me at that time. My naturopath, I did have to pay for, but she set me on a solid path of what to do and I followed her instructions just like that. My friend and mentor in the yoga community helped connect me with a teacher training program that I could #1. afford and #2. take part in while still working to support my two children. I got resourceful about how I could make these things happen because it mattered so much!
When I look back on it now, it seems so clear to me that I was stuck on that hamster wheel of too much information and not enough action for far too long.
- I needed someone to tell me what to do.
- I needed accountability.
- I needed someone who knew what I was going through and had real-life solutions that I could work into my day-to-day routine.
And that’s what I do to help other moms who are struggling the way I used to struggle.
That’s why I became a coach and yoga teacher.
Maybe you feel like I did? You kind of know what you need to do, but you just don’t seem to be able to do it…
I totally get it and there’s lots you can try for sure, but its my experience that being hyper independent can sometimes get in the way of making the lasting changes you need to turn your life around in the way you really want. If you’ve got someone you can share with, who won’t try to discourage you from making those changes to help improve things reach out to them! Or try to connect with people IRL or online who have similar goals and are committed to taking action. But if you feel like you need someone now and don’t know where to go…
I’m here to help! I created The Real Life Reset System to help moms ditch their daily exhaustion so they can level up their energy, find their focus, and make the most of their Mom Life!
You don’t need to keep struggling like this.
If you’re done with feeling tired and overwhelmed and frazzled… give me a shout! Book your free Mom Life Clarity Call here and let’s figure out your best next steps, whether that’s working with me in some way, or something else entirely.
Always from the heart,
PS – if you’re looking for a supportive community of moms who are making positive changes to improve their overall health & wellbeing (and we have some laughs too!) please check out my free FB group here: Level Up Your Mom Life