because sometimes life gets going a little too fast
Does this sound familiar?
“I wish I could be more mindful but I have no idea where to start”
“I want to feel more present but I never have any time”
“I would like to enjoy my wedding experience but I’m getting caught up in the stress of other things”
I hear you.
The question of how do I make time for myself and how do I weave more mindfulness into my every day is something I think about a lot both personally and in the work I do with my clients.
It can feel really daunting.
I think we’d all just like to escape to a beach in Costa Rica and do yoga and meditate all day to really understand what this mindfulness thing is all about. Butttttttt it’s not that easy.
So I’ve had to trick myself over the years to weave mindfulness into my daily routine like my commute, time in between meetings, before bed, and in the shower.
There was a time when I used to race to the gym at , work from (eating all three meals at my desk of course) and then crawl into bed only to repeat the same routine again the next day. I would even go into the work on the weekends…because it helped me to feel like I was “getting ahead” of the week. left ZERO time for myself in any capacity. I was an anxious ball all the time, I was always racing around like an idiot, and I never stopped for a single second to rest…because, well, that seemed like a waste of time, right?
Well I also got sick a lot, felt burnt out, and had little energy to give to things that were actually important to me like my health and my relationship.
Little by little I’ve made conscious steps to live more mindfully. I’ve had to UN-LEARN what I’ve been taught about what “success” looks like, to say F*ck the hustle, to give myself permission NOT to be productive. Our society loves to be busy. There is so much emphasis on do-do-do and more-more-more. And it leaves most of us sick, burnt out, and generally unfulfilled with our lives.
It’s important to find ways to sneak mindfulness into EACH DAY because otherwise we blink and a year has gone by. Because a busy day turns into a busy week and a busy week turns into a busy month and a busy month turns into a busy year and a busy year turns into a busy LIFE.
I PROMISE you there is another way and it doesn’t take quitting your job and moving to a beach in Costa Rica (I mean you can do that too!).
There are little, doable ways you can weave mindfulness into your day that make a HUGE difference. And I am going to show you how!
Inside of this 21-day mindfulness journey I will share 21 of my favorite mindfulness tricks and each day, there will be a challenge for you to put it into practice. They will all be super easy and super doable to implement. 5 minutes or less.
I designed the program for busy, high-achieving women and men who are juggling their career, relationship, life, and maybe even a wedding! You are go-go-go kind of people (hey, we’ve got big goals to reach right?!) but knowwwwww in your bones you would be happier if you could carve out some time, just a few minutes per day, to S.L.O.W. D.O.W.N. You are craving a few more tricks up your sleeve that you can whip out throughout your day to feel more grounded and balanced.
AKA less than the price of two SoulCycle classes! It’s like three weeks of hitting up the mindfulness gym for the price of two workouts. *DING!*
I LOVE this reminder that mindfulness is all about AWARENESS. It’s not about shutting off your thoughts. It’s about noticing what those thoughts are and remembering you have a choice with how you react to them. The very act of noticing those thoughts or feelings is mindfulness!
For me, being mindful means that I am allowing myself to feel the feels. Not wishing for a different outcome. Just being. And taking the time to honor myself, my body, and what I need to do to be in alignment with that. It’s a feeling of expansiveness. A wholeness of being myself. A steadiness that everything will work out. A brightness of feeling alive. A surrender to the unknown.
Mindfulness has become a HUGE part of my life. It is a big part of my every day and was certainly a big part of my wedding journey. And of course, it’s a constant practice. I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned with all of you so you can create your own mindfulness practice that works for you and your life.