Boy, has it been a week! I am pretty sure that, somehow, I managed to cram three weeks into one. And along the way, I was happy, peaceful, optimistic and relaxed, right? Ha! (insert eyeroll from my husband as he reads this)
Truth: This week has pulled me in lots of different directions.
Truth: I did manage to cram three weeks and six different “jobs” into one week and one me.
Truth: I was in no way peaceful, optimistic or relaxed and my emotions were all over the place.
Any of this sound familiar, SHE friends?
So, after my husband managed to talk me off of my self-induced ledge of fictional fears and concerns (and that is after a week of waking up in the middle of the night three nights in a row worrying about all the things that needed to be done), I went thru my stacks of books to find my copy of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women. The title of Chapter 1? “Wish Wonder Woman Goodbye.”
I re-read the chapter a couple of times, realizing that somehow the author had crawled into my head and eerily knew me all too well. After amply describing me to a tee, and suggesting we wish the Wonder Woman in us goodbye, she states, “The key to this strategy is threefold. One, let go of the notion that you can do it all. When you can’t accomplish everything on your list, that doesn’t mean you’re inadequate. Two, be willing to ask for help when you need it. Three, be willing to make changes when your system fails.”
I spoke this past week to a wonderful group of professional women, the Rockwall Chamber’s Professional Women’s Alliance, about the Evolution of SHE. Yep, that was one of the things that had me so stressed out. Was my material worth their time and money? Could I keep track of my key points? Did I need to review my key points one more time? What should I wear? The funny thing is, the presentation exceeded my expectations, I met some incredible women all to whom I simply gave the best version of me that I had to offer. I had completely lost perspective on what was actually IMPORTANT in my presentations: telling my story, being honest and authentic, engaging with the women in attendance and just having FUN. What the heck was I so stressed about? Why was I sweating over things that were so unimportant or that came so naturally to me?
So, SHE friends, I am headed into the new week with a renewed outlook and sense of self.
Truth: There is only one me, so I will take one step at a time, one breath at a time and be grateful
Truth: I will ask for help when I need it. Period. And I will be grateful.
Truth: I will never be afraid of change: change my attitude, change my direction, change my perspective. Gratefully.
Make it a great week, SHE friends, and don’t sweat the small stuff 😉
Note from the SHE files: Wonder Woman is overrated…don’t sweat the small stuff and go do YOU!