The Gifts of Simplification & Self-Care
This last year was transformational and challenging.
I was pushed in my personal and professional life to let go of so much, including travel schedules, speaking engagements, and just about anything involving a plan.
I became pregnant with my third child, and I did not expect that my pregnancy would lead me to be have strong morning sickness for most of this entire year, leaving me queasy for almost 9 months straight, including up 'til past 42 weeks pregnant and in labor.
So, you can feel then, how grateful I am to have my baby in my arms and to feel GOOD again!
Yet, this year brought unexpected gifts through the near constant queasiness (besides the sweetest little baby boy).
The most valuable transformation of this year was SIMPLIFICATION.
Being no longer able to do everything all the time, I had to minimize, streamline, and organize my life and work in a more optimal way. Truly I've wanted to do this to a greater degree for a long time, but I recognize now that I have had a hard time saying no to invitations, opportunities and projects.
This year the Universe gave me an opportunity to really get to it and focus on what was most important. In order to say yes to self-care, I had to rearrange my life.
It's amazing, now that I have embraced a streamlined creative flow, I have time to breathe and enjoy my new baby, and still grow my business, serve clients around the world, and nurture my whole family.
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A significant synchronicity that supported this year's minimization was the guidance by a mentor to read the book "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less" - just at the same time as the first waves of morning sickness started hitting. I highly recommend it if you want to take back your time, focus on your goals, and learn how to politely avoid giving your energy away.
I've also deepened my practice of the art of SELF-CARE.
Rest, nourishment, and essential oils have all been huge supports for me this year. Through diligence and care, I kept my mind, body and emotions strong, resilient, and thriving, despite near daily nausea. I was able to manage my pregnant wellbeing through daily routines to support my energy, digestion, and spirits.
I am so grateful for all the natural health support that I have at my fingertips, to be able to meet the always changing needs of myself and my family.
As we go into the year ahead, I will bring with me the gifts of simplicity and self-care which I gained this year.
I am so happy to be grateful and inspired with all this new energy that focusing on simplicity and self-care is bringing to my life to enjoy in the details and space of life.