What changes are you making in your life right now? And why??
I want you to think about this and, if you can, share with me when you are done reading this post.
I’ll go first.
My focus right now is on getting better and better at learning how to structure my time in a way that allows me to be home with my kids while also building my coaching practice AND taking care of myself.
That last one, though – taking care of myself?
It’s usually the first to take a hit whenever I take on more tasks or push myself to do and become more as a person.
Particularly when it comes to how much I SLEEP.
Anyone else have this problem?!
Lack of Sleep is a Problem
Here’s just a few examples of what I am talking about:
1. Growing up…
I was very academically focused growing up. I set a goal at an early age to be Valedictorian and I often sacrificed sleep in the name of producing the best work possible and doing extra credit to achieve the highest grades possible (I am not even kidding here – I had like 129% in shop in the 7th grade – and I think there were very few classes I earned less than 100% in that year). I was the Valedictorian for my high school class. But it cost me A LOT of sleep.
2. In college…
In college, my goal was to make as many friends as possible and go on as many first dates as possible. I stayed up WAY too late socializing and hanging out with friends. Nothing crazy mind you. Talking and the occasional 5 AM snowball fight. #totalgoodgirl Ha! I went on a lot of dates and I had a lot of fun. But sacrificed SO. MUCH. SLEEP.
3. Working as an auditor…
When I worked as an auditor, I was always the top of my class. But I worked 70-80 hour weeks on average most of the year. I produced high quality work, but did a lot of work that wasn’t really necessary. I love, love, LOVED my job and the work I did. But it came at HIGH personal cost. I gained 40+ pounds in the first couple years of the job, stayed up too late working, even DREAMED about working, and did not prioritize my relationship with my hubby.
4. Being a mother…
Now, in these early years of motherhood, I have a history of staying up too late to do things that end up costing me SO. MUCH. SLEEP.
We all know how important sleep is.
Lack of sleep can seriously impact other important areas of our lives.
Like our ability to focus and our ability to be patient and present with our littles.
Or our desire to be intimate in our marriages.
Or our ability to eat as well as we’d like without stress eating in the pantry.
So here’s the deal…
I’m ready for lasting change.
I’m tired of the hustle. I’m tired of overworking. I’m tired of sacrificing myself in the name of getting things done.
I want to be home with my kids AND go after my big dreams, BUT I don’t want it to come at the expense of my health and my relationships with my family.
And I want more SLEEP.
I’ve made a LOT of progress and learned so much over the past several years, but if you are a mom to littles, you know that just when you figure something out, something else changes and you’ve got to figure things all out again.
That is where I continually find myself.
I just had a baby in December and I’ve got two other boys with schedules that change every few months. Plus a husband who is dang good at his job and often needs to work longer hours.
Motherhood requires some serious skills.
How We Get It Done
Life coaching tools have been a game changer for me, and I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that they can be a game changer for you, too.
As a result, I can not WAIT to share them with you as I show you just how I use them to solve my problem…and many more problems to come. 🙂
Cause I am FOR SURE going to solve this problem for myself.
Yes. Even with a newborn.
In fact, ESPECIALLY with a newborn.
Cause I’m pretty sure NO ONE needs sleep and self-care more than a mama with a newborn.
Am I right?!
You KNOW it’s true if you’ve been there. I have never been more tired in my life than I was with my first baby. HOLY. MOLY.
WHY This Matters To Me
Whenever we set out to accomplish something for ourselves, it’s important to consider WHY it is important to us, as well as why we don’t have what we want now (we’ll save the latter for another blog post).
I want to love myself more than anyone else could possibly love me. To take care of me first and ALWAYS have my own back in terms of my time and how I treat myself in my own mind.
This is SO important to me, because doing so allows me to contribute more to others. To provide better health opportunities for my kids. To (hopefully) do more with my life physically as I age and experience fewer health issues .
I want to feel like I’m 20 when I’m 80…instead of how it was in my 20’s when I felt like I was 80!!
And here’s the reason why I am so passionate about sharing this work with you…
I am generally THRIVING as a mom with a NEWBORN and 2 OTHER KIDS while also BUILDING A COACHING PRACTICE.
And I say that not to brag – but because I want you to know that IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF ME.
I am nothing special.
In fact, I’m a normal human just like you. I have my own fair share of problems just like anybody.
There was a time when I felt totally lost in my life. I time when I was quite the bitter and resentful wife (though I didn’t realize how much so at the time). A time when I didn’t eat well at all. A time when I had such terrible lower back issues that I would sometimes need help getting out of bed or making my way to the bathroom. And a time when I went through a major faith crisis.
I am where I am right now because of my ever increasing ability to manage my mind and create whatever results I desire in my life. It’s a skill I get better and better at as I practice. And it’s HANDS DOWN something you can learn too.
Please Know This…What You’ve Been Capable of in Your Past is No Indication of What You Are Capable of in Your Future
I tired A LOT of things in an effort to change these habits before discovering The Life Coach School and the tools I’ve learned.
Back then, it didn’t matter what I tried. I couldn’t seem to figure out what the problem really was or how to fix it. I always ended up right back where I began. It was one willpower push after another that NEVER led to lasting change. I was totally stumped. And totally stuck.
But that doesn’t mean I’m never going to figure it out. Quite the contrary. You see, I now know exactly how to identify the cause of my problems and solve them. And I know how to help you do that, too.
Learning this work is an incredible gift I’ve given to myself and a gift I absolutely LOVE to give to others.
This is happening, my friends.
So, if you’re curious to learn more and see these tools working in action – come along with me!
Because I am FOR SURE going to solve this problem for myself and, in the process, teach you the framework for how you can solve your problems, too.
And now it’s your turn…
What changes are you making in your life and WHY?
I want to hear!! Post in the comments below or send me a message in the sidebar to the right.
P.S. I recently updated my booking calendar to include slots for free 1-hour coaching sessions. If you’d like help solving one of your problems, please click here to book one of the slots before they’re gone. It would be my honor!