Are you standing in front of your closet dreading getting dressed? Are you feeling overwhelmed by your overflowing drawers?
Are your sweatpants calling you to slide back into them and curl up with a cup of tea and a good book? You might be saying, “Not realistic today, Carrie!”
Yes…. you are burning out….on the train to unsustainable productivity.
Well, good. This is right where you’re supposed to be - noticing that you are pushing yourself. As a recovering burnout-aholic, I take cues from my body’s cravings.
The days my body says, “Hey, I really need those sweats,” I listen and make notes. Because any sign that goes unnoticed has the potential to turn into a disaster.
Have you hit exhausted yet? Frantically distracted - you can't remember where you put your keys, how you booked an overflow of appointments today, and the ongoing to-do list that won't ever get smaller. You'd do anything to have CALGON take you away!
If that’s where you are right now, I know you’d do anything and everything to protect your energy. Sometimes that means wearing sweats to your conference call… I guarantee you can still look stylish, if you feel comfortable in your skin!
I’m always down for some soft thin cotton sweats with my wedge sneakers and my best graphic tee with my leather jacket over top. I might throw on some dark eyeliner to enhance the mood.
Taking space for yourself is a very under-practiced art in our modern day world. Every month I meet with a group of women (my soul sisters) to connect about business and life. We support each other through the thick and dirty, highs and lows, good and bad. We made a commitment to be there for each other.
The one thing I keep hearing from all of them is, “I must be there for me.”
So if you are stuck in the yoga pants, it’s okay. Your body is craving the relaxation, the ease, the comfort, but here’s the thing - you gotta actually give that to yourself. Putting on yoga pants and then running around like your pants are on fire probably wasn’t the intention you had in mind!
What I would love for you to be able to do is when you're getting dressed, really be intentional about what your day needs, what type of work you're doing, what you're expected to show up for. I teach this to all my clients. It’s a matching-and-mirroring presence process.
That means that you look into the mirror and commune with your body. You don’t objectify your body or tell yourself what’s wrong with it, you dote on it. Love on it. Embrace it.
Did you know the signals all come from your body?
The tightness of your aching heart.
The fear butterflies taking flight in your belly.
The ache of deep seeded anger.
The ease of joy.
So stop and listen...does your body really crave those sweats? If yes, take a personal morning...book an internal spa day to refill the tank. Have someone look after the kids. Carve out some soul time, so you can really hear what’s going on with you.
Hey, you might even find a new outfit and step into some badass faux leather leggings…. (Okay, maybe I went a little too far.)
You, my love, are a gift. You are a wonder to the world. Listen to the sweet sounds of your body, adorn yourself with the softness of self-care, and receive the beauty waiting deep within you.
I love you! Sweatpants and all.
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