Are you chasing someone else’s dream?
I’ve been writing all about my goals and plans, and this past week I realized that I am not being true to myself.
In all the planning I’ve done, I have been chasing someone else’s dream. I get all these emails from people living “laptop lifestyles,” leading classes and trainings and selling products poolside from some tropical island with a margarita in hand. Making six or seven figures, naturally. I worked through the Biz planner and another Design Your Year planner and came up with grand plans for making this my best year yet. Just yesterday I received the mug in the photo that I had made to keep myself motivated. yes! If I work hard enough and if I am motivated and smart enough I will be able to quit my job and jet set around the world with more money than God!
But last week I was informed that my adrenals are shot, affecting my hormones and thyroid. I am under so much stress. I get up at 4:30 and work on my side business, work my regular job (which I love) from 7-4 and then squeeze in an exercise session before spending a few more hours on the side business. I asked myself yesterday, why am I doing this? I love my job. We don’t need the money. Why, then, do I feel guilty if I watch TV with my husband instead of edit a video or write or work on building my social media footprint?
I realized that I lost track of my why. I do what I do because I want to help people eat well and not go through the stress of yo yo dieting like I did. I’m not doing it to escape a horrid job or make millions of dollars. I get to travel for my real job. Acknowledging this doesn’t make me a quitter. It’s OK to scale back or extend my timeline. MY shining year might look different from someone else’s and that’s OK.
So why am I writing this? Just in case someone else is struggling with this too, on a hamster wheel of their own making. Follow YOUR dream. Be good to yourselves.Get off the hamster wheel of your own making. Don't chase someone else's dream. Click To Tweet
What that means for Wholistic Woman is that I’m going to focus on writing. I LOVE writing, and I’ve been so caught up in the “business” side of things that I haven’t been able to do much of it. Expect more posts in the near future.
I have a big fat zero for mileage for last week. I developed a chest cold that’s been going around and I’m doing my best to rest. It’s funny how the universe decides when it’s time to rest! My husband says I should run through it but I’m listening to my gut and waiting until this week, and I’ll take it easy. If all goes well, here’s the plan:
Monday: Run 3, yoga
Wednesday: Run 5, strength
Thursday: Run 3
Saturday: Run 10
This Week’s Menu Plan
Monday: Sweet & Spicy Thai Pizza
Wednesday: Moroccan Beef, Chickpea & Sweet Potato Stew