Getting back in the swing of things after the holidays can take a while. Why not take advantage of the feeling and “Take a Bow?”
When giving my “Why Women Have Balls” program I encourage women to put down the many balls they have in the air and “take a bow.” Now, at the beginning of a new year, set all of your balls down, just for a moment.
Take a deep breath and congratulate yourself on keeping those balls in the air over the past year. Women are brave because we dare to juggle. Juggling gives us the strength to manage all of the facets of our lives. Good job!
Breathe in and take a bow, breathe out and say “Thank You, Thank You Very Much.”(Really, do it. Even if you don’t say it out-loud! Deep breathing and the sensation of peace that follows is your reward for doing well.)
But wait! Are you thinking to yourself “Well, I could have done that better?” Or “I should have been able to do more?”
Focus on what you’ve done well and try the bow again!
Now, as you examine the balls you so bravely juggle; think about which ones you really want to pick back up.
- Which balls are truly important to you? (Remember there is a difference between urgent and important!)
- Are there balls you can hand off to someone else?
- Are there balls someone else can help you juggle?
- Are there balls you could leave on the table?
- Which balls bring you joy and energy?
- Which balls drain your spirit?
Enter the New Year juggling well. Choose which balls you will juggle and don’t forget to periodically put them down, take a bow and give yourself credit for a marvelous job!
I wish you a wonderful New Year!
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Eliz Greene is the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Health. Drawing on her experience surviving a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggling to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress.
As the Director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, Eliz travels the country energizing and inspiring audiences in keynotes and workshops on women’s heart health. She writes one of the top 100 health and wellness blogs. Find more at www.EmbraceYourHeart.com.