How to Fix Life When You’ve Messed Up
Holy bananas. March was a shit show for me. I feel like I’ve completely messed up.
As many of you know I’ve been traveling for the past couple months for doTERRA’s Diamond Club. While working my full time job. And holding down the fort while my husband’s been deployed.
Needless to say I’ve nearly burnt myself out. I haven’t slept much. I haven’t eaten well. I’ve allowed myself to feel busy and overwhelmed rather than determined and intentionally full. And I got really, really sick (which is super uncommon for me anymore).
Are you “Shoulding” on Yourself?
I’ve spent a lot of time shoulding on myself. I should be doing more than I have been for my business (hello missed newsletters, social media posts and live videos). I should be eating better. I should be exercising daily. I shouldn’t be sick. I should/shouldn’t be….and the list goes on and on.
But shoulding on yourself takes a huge emotional and physical toll on you body. It does nothing to help and everything to harm. Once you start shoulding the more it takes over every aspect and all you do is feel like hot garbage about yourself. Ugh.
We Get Back Up
At doTERRA’s Leadership Retreat last week it was a huge reminder of my absolute number one reason for starting my business: so that I make my health my first priority. And I realized just how much I haven’t been doing that lately. In fact, I’ve allowed it to become my last priority in so many way. I’ve fallen. Fallen hard. Messed up.
So, what do we do when we realize we have fallen? Messed up? We get back up.
We recognize what, when, where and how we can do better.
We recommit, taking it one day at a time.
But we get up. We learn. We grow. We become stronger versions of ourselves.
Tomorrow I’m getting up bright and early and heading to the gym. I’ve only got nutritious food in my fridge. I’m getting back on my morning routine that helps me ground myself in mind, body and spirit. And I’m going to detox because my body is begging for it.
I know how to do this. I’ve done it before, and I commit to myself that any time, I fall I WILL get back up. To recognize that the only way to mess up is to just stop trying. And for now, I will commit to doing less, better, so that I can make my health my #1 priority.
How are you doing? Have you been on the struggle bus lately too? How can you get back up in your life?