❤️A change in the way I operate

❤️A change in the way I operate

I used to do things with so much force.💪
I would push push push and not pause to listen to signs from my body or my energy. And this worked for me for a while. This way of being worked to help me accomplish lots of things. It helped me start Kijia, 3+ years ago with three kids under 6. It helped me cross tons of things off my to-do lists and it helped me accomplish goals, like running a marathon.🏃‍♀️
It also helped me to see and understand the value of routines and habits, something I am so grateful for. 🙏
But…About a year and a half ago, I started to notice that the more I pushed, the more burned out I felt.😔 At the time, I was working on growing Kijia and also running the fitness department of a local club. I was trying to balance taking care of the kids who were littler, and I was trying to push myself physically. It was around this time that my father-in-law’s cancer came back.❤️
Not knowing any other way to be, I kept pushing and feeling more burned out. I loved all the things in my life but was finding it harder to push on.
I started to wonder if something was wrong with me.🙇‍♀️ I was exhausted during the day and sneaking naps in while Ella slept because I felt like I “shouldn’t” be needing the rest.
After an appointment with my doc, I found out then my thyroid numbers were off. She explained that tons of women have this issue (something I have since learned a TON about) but I wasn’t convinced I had a real thyroid problem. I felt like something else was throwing the numbers off.🤷‍♀️
After quite a bit of research, I saw a functional medicine doc who agreed with my thinking that it was a stress response that was affecting my thyroid.
It was then I made another shift on my own Kijia.🧘‍♀️
I looked over my life and saw that I needed to adjust quite a few things including the way I did things. This was a tough time. Not only did I need to refocus my energy, but I also needed to learn a different way.👩‍🏫
I made quite a few changes from hiring some new coaches to help me make some shifts in my lifestyle to stepping down from the fitness director position and cutting back on clients.
I dove more into stress management from a different perspective. 🧚‍♂️
I now had the perspective that everyone has stress that affects them differently. No one’s stress is worse or better than anyone else’s and what really matters is how you handle it.
Pretty soon I started to see some amazing shifts.
I had more space to heal, the club was infused with new energy 💙💚 to continue growing, I was able to give me energy back where I needed to – at the time, my family.
Through these changes in my path and the way I operate I am able to see how much my energy affects✨ the world, my family, and my life.
I am able to see how allowing things to happen instead of forcing them to happen has made me such a happier less stressed person.😁😎
And I’m able to see how I can continue to raise my vibration and support others in raising theirs!👭

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