Before I tell you about the cool new project I’m working on, I want to share a little story with you.
Over the winter, when I was working on the first launch of my online program, Greens. Grains. Gorgeous., I got totally off my game. I was so stressed out about all the deadlines, all the content I was working on, negotiating designers and clients and everything, that I completely abandoned all the little daily things that made me feel deliriously happy, balanced, and radiant.
I stopped taking my pup on long, head-clearing walks through gorgeous, peaceful Brooklyn Heights. I stopped going to my favorite yoga classes 3 days a week. I stopped taking the time to make myself delicious big lunches at home, and started ordering in more. I stopped taking breaks throughout the day to read, watch a favorite show, or relax. I stopped meditating regularly.
I was so overwhelmed by all the stuff I had to get done, that these little acts of self-care felt like luxuries, suddenly totally frivolous. How could I possibly take an hour for lunch when I have to finish creating this module by tomorrow! How can I possibly take an hour for a yoga class when I have three articles to write and an email to get out?
The result was about 2 months of misery. I was totally off my game. And it felt super disingenuous to be creating a program about balance and self-care from a place like that. Then I remembered, holy crap! This is how I used to live all the time! Feeling guilty about making time for those little “luxuries” or simply not knowing what small steps I could take every day to help me feel energized, joyful, and, well, human.
I did a lot of work around getting myself back on track, but the way I did it was new to me. Instead of waking up one morning and saying, “I’m going back to the healthy, radiant, chilled out me” and starting up all those habits again (which felt really daunting at the time), I gradually reincorporated each and every step that I knew felt phenomenal in my body and mind, until lo and behold, a month later, I was back and better than ever. I was taking time for me, doing the things that felt amazing in my body, and getting a TON done. And I’ve maintained this balance ever since!
This time around, as I get things in motion for launching GGG again in August, I am determined to take this same step-by-step approach. When the sh*t hits the fan, as it so often does, we can’t always stay committed to the 10 daily things that make us feel great. But we CAN commit to taking one or two daily steps that realign us with where we want to be.
Each day, I’ll be posting a small but super powerful step that we can take together to feel more grounded, loved, healthy, radiant, and cared for. Things like buying yourself some fresh flowers, making a green smoothie for breakfast, or taking a long walk after lunch. These steps may be small, but I promise you, they add up to a whole new way of living and caring for yourself. They really do work.
I know from my work with clients that with a little structure, support and encouragement, you can create transformation in your life that you can see and feel! Click here to sign up for the challenge for free!
The best part is, at the end of the challenge, I’ll be giving away one full scholarship to Greens. Grains. Gorgeous. which is starting in August!!
I am so excited to share this process with you, and to have a go through a beautiful month of transformation together! See you in July!