If you sabotage yourself when you start to feel good, read this...
I was having a conversation with one of my close friends and a fellow business owner. We were talking about how pleasant life is right now, and how grateful we are for what we have created.
We are full of energy, we get to spend time with our children and family every day, we are doing great work on our own terms. Life feels peaceful, happy, and balanced.
So often, this is exactly the moment when many people start sabotaging themselves with overbooked schedules, junk food, and self-neglect. Why?
Because we are not used to feeling good. Feeling good feels uncomfortable. After years and years of being in a maxed-out, stressed-out state, leading a balanced life can feel like something is wrong. Like we are not working hard enough.
How often do you hear someone apologizing for taking time off or leaving work early to see their children? All the time.
How often do you hear apologies for cramming in one more sales call, skipping lunch, or missing children's bedtime? Never.
In order to be at your best every day, you have to get comfortable with feeling great. Feeling fulfilled, choosing what brings you pleasure, and consistently making your self-care a priority. This sounds easy, but it requires constant vigilance to not allow the old habits of overwork to creep in, to maintain the practices and boundaries that you know support you to be at the top of your game.
But the good news is, that feeling great becomes addictive. If you can stay present with the state of anxiety and discomfort that often accompanies the transition; feeling great becomes your new normal. And choosing healthy foods and taking excellent care of yourself becomes an easy and natural part of who you are and how you do business.
Here's to a long, happy life.