We all fall into default patterns. It’s our automatic, our normal, our comfort zone. Whatever you may call it, we have it in many areas of our lives.
When we are living in that space, we end up hurting ourselves, either immediately, or over a long period of time… slowly.
We don’t even notice either way, because we’re so used to being in this space that getting results this way feels normal, and sometimes it can even feel good. It can also feel like you’re winning, when in the end, you end up loosing.
I did this with my body a few years ago. I got into running quite often and even ran some races in central park and around NYC. I was having a blast with my running group, pushing myself to the limit…and I hurt my hips because of it.
Why does this happen?
For me, my default was working harder and doing more. Whenever I go into that space, I know that I am living life disengaged, and I start getting whatever I can get.
For example, I was completing races and earning praise from my team, however, I knew that my body was suffering and I quieted that voice inside me that wanted to have a beautiful body without pain.
As women, we may do this for many reasons. The main one that I’ve found is a way of running away from yourself, your truth and your desires.
So even when it looks like you’re “working” towards them, you are getting whatever you can get by not engaging with yourself and your truth.
Woah, hold up! How does that even relate?
I know that that is not the only way, and in fact, it’s definitely not the way of many women business owners that feel that working hard is the only way to their success.
Yet I know for a fact that you can have your cake and eat it too, and that is something that I regularly support women with by creating a Lifestyle Business.
So how can you turn this around?
Instead of going into guilt for what you are NOT doing, how about using your patterns (of working hard and doing too much) as an opportunity to show you where you need to put energy and reconnect with yourself and your desires.
These patterns can show you how you can reengage, and you can use them to start receiving more Time Freedom and your Lifestyle Business.
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Now it’s your turn! Comment below! If you were to release your pattern of working hard while creating more success, how would that change your life?