NEW THING #67:
DO NOTHING GUILT FREE
So many people are doing awesome things these days - showing up more, creating spaces for clients, going live on social every day, creating offers, webinars, video shows, etc.
And I realized I'm on the other spectrum of this.
Usually, I'm out there trying new things & working on a thousand ideas.
But not now.
Now I'm stepping back.
I'm carefully selecting the information I consume.
I'm tired, overstimulated & overwhelmed by all the content that's bombarding me on social.
On the one hand, I feel a bit guilty for not showing up & supporting you more. But on the other, I believe that our bodies & minds give us hints about what we really need right now.
Maybe you're in this weird place too. And I'm here to tell you that there's no right or wrong.
So instead of trying a new exciting thing, I'm stepping back for a few days & letting myself try doing nothing for the first time in a while. This means social media detox too. And I'm not going to feel guilty about it.
What Does Do Nothing Mean?
Here's my plan: I want to give myself space to be creative, take my time, and not be influenced by what others are doing.
I'll be sitting in my beach chair with my Christmas mug, staring out of the window, recharging, meditating, taking long baths, hopefully taking walks & listening to Einstein's biography by Isaacson (I do recommend it BTW).
Maybe I'll even convince my husband to build a fort in our living room & eat all our meals picnic style.
And I encourage you to take at least the weekend off from all that's going on.
Make it a real staycation.
Relax, take it slow, sleep-in, do nothing, or do the things that bring you joy, spend time with loved ones (even if only through Facetime for now), do whatever makes your heart sing in this chaos.
How Did It Go?
I took a week off for staycation & social media detox. And it was just what I needed!
A break from too much news, feeding creativity with books that are not business or growth-related, creating space for new ideas, and binging on the new season of Ozark. We built a blanket fort and I spent tons of time there recharging and relaxing.
I can't believe that I keep forgetting how powerful taking a break really is.
And I highly recommend it these days, even if it's just to get some sleep to make up for the extra stress. So use the upcoming weekend to recharge if you can.
PS. No, this stuff in my ears is not some fancy airpods. These are cotton balls because I'm a grandma when it comes to treating earaches & I didn't remove them for the pics bc I thought this would make you laugh. Enjoy!