If in the snap of a finger we could block out the noise of the world so we could experience true inward focus, it would be easier to run a business and a lifestyle we love. To be still, to feel still, and not overwhelmed by trying to have attention on everything all the time would be a true miracle. For me, this is my happiness goal.
Yoga, meditation, crystal healing, tapping, reading, walking, laying, loving… I try it all, I do it all, and it’s ALL for the same reason, to be still and focused so I can hear myself from within. This can feel like a vacation at times.
Why is the world so loud and boisterous? Why must everyone be doing and speaking all at the same time?
Well, it seems like that to me most of the time. I am an empath. I *feel* more than I express. Running a company can be tricky if the buzz of the world is in your ear and vibrating through your body every waking and sleeping moment. Do you feel this way? You may be an empath. The same buzz that makes me feel thrilled and high-vibe can also be too much and drain me like a tall glass of Perrier and a twist of lime!
What exhausted me even more was not allowing myself space when things become too energized. You see, with the way the world is available to us and switched on 24/7, we don’t realize that sometimes we need to create our own off button. The world can go from still to a frenzied state in just hours. This will affect our moods, decisions, and outcomes more than we admit. You may not even notice it’s happening because you’re used to it feeling this way.
I want you to discover and learn to be in love with yourself a lot faster than I did! For so long I didn’t think I had a choice and while I thought I was happy, the world was draining me completely until one day I just slept and quit. I ignored the emails, phone calls, private messages, notifications, texts, that other inbox I have, Asana, and whatever else is trying to get a hold of me 24/7. I stopped and listened to my body. My inner goddess was taking an emergency vacation or what others call “burn out.” The list of symptoms below was how I felt at the time.
Do you feel this way or experience more than one of these symptoms or thoughts? If so, you may be due a mini social media and business break!
- Heart racing
- Trouble sleeping
- Checking social media more than 5x a day
- A high buzzed feeling that lasts too long
- Lower back pain
- Knock tension
- Mood swings
- Upset stomach
- Feelings of missing out or missing something
- Turning screen lights low, they’re too bright
- Most time spent working than with self or family
Most people have more than one of these same symptoms I bet. If you are one of them, say yes and start admitting and making plans to care for your mind and body by giving her nourishment through a social media break. It’s okay to take time away if you need it. Even just a couple of days is a great breather. Nothing will fall apart and you will feel so much better than that terrible list above! You deserve this and it’s time to revive so we can kick some ass this last quarter of 2017!
What’s even more interesting, and a great reason for you to consider taking your own mini vacation, is that once I started doing this, I created better decisions in my life and business, felt and looked better, created more opportunities and made a sufficiently higher income. I was shocked to have such dramatic results so quickly just by taking time to myself and a break from feeling I have to do anything. There will always be more work to do and so waiting for a time when it will not be there is not realistic.
The world will feed your fire endlessly which is not healthy. Start listening within, love yourself, be kind to you, hear what needs attending to and stop making up stories of why you don’t have time to stop. That’s a lie and I don’t want you to lie anymore. If I stopped so can you. You will not miss the opportunity of a life’s time or be forgotten…what you will be is happy.