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Walking the Talk
when Action speaks louder than Words (The second in the Pursuit of Balance series) Words Rebecca Tereu
Hello again beautiful busy women! Yes it's that time again, when we get to explore the realities of balance – and begin to unpack what that looks like in the average modern day superwoman (which is all of us, right?). Part two in our series The Pursuit of Balance is about to challenge all those stubborn little default settings in your life, and hopefully put a rocket under your proverbial, because this episode is all about ACTION. So for the time being, get comfortable, grab a hot cup of coffee, and let me begin by telling you just how confronting this whole thing has been for little old me. You see, I'm a big believer in walking the talk, and in this day and age it's just too easy to sit behind a keyboard and spout off opinions and advice without being accountable to the words that ow all too easily. Do you often wonder if the person advising you on the other end of that magazine page, radio frequency, or TV screen, is actually doing everything they are preaching about? The truth is – probably not, but that dear ones, is just a perfect example of humanity in action. Aka Imperfect. So in the spirit of honesty let me say right from the getgo, that I'm not very good at following my own advice. Oh I try, but I am always challenged and often fall short. 32
But not this time!! And not because this was somehow easier than the other steps. Nope, it was damn hard! But I did it to prove a point to myself, and maybe so I could authentically and legitimately type up a storm just for you. In our last article we talked about busy brain syndrome, and how to take back control and governance of our own spaghetti-bowled minds. In this article we are going to focus on getting OUT of our heads, and actually DOING something on a regular basis to help nurture that work-life or mum-life balance. Because there is such a thing as having a life you know! Planning to set aside time for myself, doing things I want to do (not necessarily need to), is hands down one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. And I know there are entire generations of women out there who get where I'm coming from. There are all sorts of reasons why, and we could honestly be here all day unpacking that donkey, but let's just acknowledge the hard truth and ofcially decide to do something about it. It starts with a simple yet powerful little thought: I AM WORTH IT. Then that thought needs to convert into a walk. Aka action!
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