Summer is in full swing for those of us in the Northern hemisphere. I’m sure you’re feeling the heat and dreaming of dipping your toes in the sand (probably also true if you’re knee-deep in winter in the Southern hemisphere!).
I also know how challenging it is to find the time (or the 💰) to retreat from daily life and take a vacation.
I had the same problem many years ago when I was overwhelmed, trying to start my business as a new yoga teacher. I enlisted the help of a friend who coached me through a “staycation.”
Now, this was before a staycation was even a thing!
She had to trick me into it. You probably know the scenario…when you’re so overwhelmed you’re convinced you can’t stop working, even though that’s exactly what you need to do? Yeah…that was me, too.
Her advice was to commit to doing a few simple things for two weeks:
- Check email for only 30 minutes once per day (use a timer!)
- Commit to a daily spiritual practice
- Book a self-care appointment once per week (massage, haircut, yoga class)
- Start your day by journaling – perhaps write down 3 things you are grateful for
- Exercise daily
- Sign up for a class or course to learn something that you love
- Engage with like-minded individuals as often as possible
I kinda lost it when she told me. It seemed like an impossible task at the time. Her promise to me?
Her: “It’s only for two weeks! When you’re done, you can go back to being super busy and overwhelmed.”
Hehehe….well, I bet you can guess how the conversation went two weeks later.
Me: “Oh my goodness, I feel SO relaxed! I don’t really want to go back to my “old life” tomorrow.”
Her: “Well, that’s good. Because I was going to suggest you keep up this “staycation” … for the rest of your life.”
The greatest thing about this new way of living is that both my happiness and productivity increased like crazy. I would never have believed it…until I experienced it.
I want you to experience this, too.
For the next 7 days, take a “staycation” per the guidelines above.
I promise, nothing bad will happen…quite the contrary…only good things will come of it!
And, I have HUGE support ready and waiting for you…
Especially if you need help with:
- Committing to a daily spiritual practice
- Engaging in self-care
- Developing a journaling & gratitude practice
- Exercising daily
- Taking a course to learn something that you love
- Engaging with like-minded individuals as often as possible
I wanted to give you some essential tips and tricks to help you with your staycation…straight out of my School for Mystics. On this week’s Facebook Live broadcast and I shared with you some of my favorite ways to find balance in your life, and my top reasons that it is essential. I showered you with techniques you can employ for the next 7 days to de-stress, decompress, and finesse your day-to-day life as a Modern Mystic
Life in Balance 101: A Modern Mystic’s Guide to Keeping Calm and Carrying On
The time is now to commit to yourself, and your wellbeing. Let’s do this together, and create a new way of life that you can commit to…for life!
Links and Resources
I want to make sure you have all the tools you need to find balance in your life. My book and course Yoga Beyond the Mat are a great place to start. If you want to add Tarot, Chakra Therapy, Astrology or Connecting with your Spirit Guide to your toolkit I have you covered! For a step-by-step guide to begin your personal practice try my Total Transformation: Yoga Bootcamp for the Soul.
Join me, and you join a vibrant community of Modern Mystics who share the same values and goals for balance, joy, and up-leveling their spiritual connection!