Recently, I was talking to a business friend of mine.
While we were on the zoom call I was folding the huge ass pile of laundry that had accumulated over the week. I was also sweating and hot from the shower I just rushed through to get ready for the next thing on my calendar and then the next thing… and then the next thing.
Several times during our conversation, I did that hand wave by your pits thing and say “whew! I'm so hot!”
My side of the conversation touched on all the things I was doing that I didn't really want to be doing. I definitely showed up as friend-Kelly rather than coach-Kelly (there's a difference y'all… Coach Kelly holds you up, questions the stories we tell ourself…. and friend-Kelly shoots the breeze with you and honestly has a whiney moment from time to time. What can I say? I'm human, too.)
During our conversation of just allowing myself to let my guard down she asked me this question which struck me to my core, and was probably the most permission-giving question I've been asked in a really long time. It was this:
Is it possible that you can take a chill pill for a little while?
I literally had never allowed myself to think of that as an option.
What if you just let yourself chill out for a day?
What if you just took a breath right here in this moment?
What if you just slowed the f down?
What if you just said no to the things you want to say no to?
What if you let white space take over your calendar a little bit?
What if you let yourself BE OKAY with the down time your body needs?
What if you didn't hit the gas so hard every damn day?
What if you stopped freakin' worrying?
What if you trusted?
Those are all of my questions that popped up from her lovingly blunt observation — "Kelly, just take a chill pill."
And here's the thing y'all…. whenever I'm experiencing something I know I'm not alone. In fact just last week I coached a client through the correlation of her fully-packed, demanding and exhausting schedule paired with a seven-pound weight gain. It's not coincidence these are happening at the same time for her. She too was experiencing what I am…. but her own way, and in her own version.
Want to know the craziest thing of all?
During this month where I've been feeling WOUND UP TIGHT I also sat down last night and realized this… this month has been my highest revenue month in my business. In other words, I'm actually doing alright. I don't need to be so wound up. It's working… it's all working, and it's all okay.
And you are too….. you are OKAY right where you are right now.
That stuff you worry about and stress out about… you're actually doing alright.
That thing that you think is a problem likely isn't. It maybe just needs a reframe. A new perspective does wonders for the soul.
So, today I'm getting real with and sharing my truth to say this-- you're not alone.
And, help me feel not alone too. Tell me…. what has been making you feel heavy, tight, full and just sort of tense lately? Reply. Share. Let it go, let it out, let yourself feel less alone.
Want to talk it out? Desire coaching support around this and how you too can take a chill pill? Reach out to book a consult today. It's free and you WILL leave that call with the exact next right steps to take.