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?