What is it about women that make us so masochistic, especially female financial advisors and other successful business women? I woke up this morning really dragging, I felt it yesterday but just kept on going, and here it is today and I’m still feeling it. The worst part was I wasn’t listening to my own advice.
I can’t tell you how often I am coaching female advisors about the importance of slowing down, and practicing self care. Most of these women (I include myself in this crowd) think slowing down is going to Hot Yoga (not exactly relaxing) or getting a pedicure while talking on the phone (not exactly the down time I was thinking about). That’s not slowing down that’s just trying to fool our bodies in thinking we are rejuvenating.
The reality is some day’s life just catches up to you. You know those days when you are just dragging, can’t find that boost of adrenaline that usually props you up all day. You think “Why am I so tired, there must be a reason?” You reflect back on the past few days and because you can’t find a logical reason why you are tired you figure you will just work through until you start to feel better.
I did the same thing today until I had a BIG conversation with myself. While I kept thinking about things I needed to do, wanted to get done my other brain the one that speaks from my soul said “Adri, your tired, stop doing and rest.” So for once I actually listened, I finished what I was doing and crawled back into bed in the MIDDLE of the day.
Later after resting I headed off to the movie theatre to watch a movie my husband would never want to see and eat a big bucket of popcorn that my husband would insist on sharing. In fact after the movie in fact after the movie I went to one of our favorite restaurants and had a glass of wine all by myself, why? Because I can.
Do something totally out of character this week, treat your self and let me know what you did, I’d LOVE to hear about it. Leave a comment below to share!