How To Be Present As A Boss Mom
If you are running a business while raising babies and don’t want to run yourself into the ground, read this.
When your plate is loaded with responsibilities and the to-do list is never-ending, it’s easy to focus solely on putting one foot in front of the other.
Attempting to be present where you are is challenging because there are so many open tabs in your head.
As you continue to rise in your success the focus shifts to all the things you need to do, and you move away from being.
Sitting still is uncomfortable and you feel like you should be doing something constantly to make sure you are getting ahead.
Being still, being present, and being in your body instead of your mind seems impossible and honestly, not productive.
The truth is, success is built in the doing AND the being.
What we are able to do is determined by our ability to be.
What I believed was that consistent action got you the results you wanted.
I believed that success was built in the doing and if I never stopped moving - I couldn’t fail.
My value was based solely on my productivity, which created burn out, resentment and detachment from myself.
Until I decided that I wasn’t going to settle for a lifestyle that was constantly chasing goals without enjoying the success I’d already built.
True success is where the ambitious, go-getting, persistent, ignited woman is also calm, at peace and present without guilt or worry.
And to have these two opposite-feeling worlds collide, you have to learn how to move out of your head and back into your body.
One of the best ways to come back into your body is with your breath.
There are a number of techniques you can use; box breathing, mindfulness breathing, belly breathing, or 5-5-5 breathing are just a few options.
All breathing techniques require for you to focus solely on your breath, bringing you out of your racing thoughts, overwhelm, and anxiety to come back into your body.
I learned how to stop, breathe, and come back into my body before I made decisions, overreacted or entered an anxiety spiral.
Taking a few moments throughout your day to focus on your breathing with the intention of moving back into your body will help you to see (and feel) the importance of stillness for your mind.
Breathing techniques are one of the many ways that you can pour into yourself, reduce your stress levels and learn to be right where you are without fear.
Give yourself the space to be present, this will fuel your creativity and productivity allowing you to keep going to grow the empire you desire.
Next time you find yourself spinning in decisions, to-dos and moving through your day just to check the boxes - stop, focus on your breath, move back into your body, and handle what is right in front of you.
The breathing technique I use most often is one of the tools I am teaching you inside the Stress Solution.
You can get this and 6 other tools to decrease anxiety, stress and overwhelm by clicking here.
Learn more about working with Kelsea and her story here.