Once upon a time I was a mother of two little children, rushing around from one activity to the next, surrounded by a sea of plastic toys and answering hundreds of random questions every day. I was always busy, always thinking, always moving. I never stopped. A ‘mummy drink’ of Bacardi and coke and a generous portion of reality TV simply numbed the senses but didn’t really allow me to switch off. My body, mind and soul were constantly swept up in a tornado of ‘doing’ and ‘stuff’. Fast forward a few years and in contrast to busyness, I now enjoy stillness. The change did not happen overnight. It’s been a long process of aligning to my inner truths and core values; a journey of learning to understand and love the real me on the inside.
When you suddenly realise you’ve lost the joy in your life, the silence can be deafening. When was the last time you felt excitement, like the fizzing magnetism of a first date kiss? When you’re broken and burnt out, or just feeling totally empty, there IS a way to find the magic again.
As an online small business owner with a wonderfully visible woo-woo side and a heavy dose of introverted characteristics, I’m frequently asked how I balance the overwhelm of social media and the energy of ‘putting myself out there’ on a daily basis with the delicate aspect of self-care, family boundaries and energy levels.
Creativity flows when you’re in alignment to your inner values and desires. What does that mean in real life? Well, when you’re being true to who you really are, that’s when your authentic voice shines through. Your words are warmer, you attract your ideal clients with ease and you come across as honest and real.