A 9-week program to help professional women feeling overwhelmed & burned out create a Life of Inner Calm. Practical, sustainable, & transformative.
It probably feels like it’s all the things around you that are making you feel overwhelmed. They’ve contributed, sure. But in this module, you’ll begin the first of many small shifts that break through the hold of those outside influences and make a saner life possible and attainable.
We will be using a deeply cathartic technique to clear both the psychological and emotional debris that not only stops you from thinking clearly, but also stops you from feeling in control.
It’s not a more effective to-do list or better schedule that will keep overwhelm from affecting you. It’s resetting how your brain and body are reacting to the demands on you. That’s why we start with understanding how your brain is sabotaging you and how to counteract that in any situation in the fastest way possible. This module will help you step onto an island of peacefulness no matter what is going on around you. Begin to see and experience life differently than you ever thought possible.
Are you on an emotional roller coaster? The ability to choose what you’re feeling rather than being ruled by your feelings is yours after this module. This ability alone is a game changer as it empowers you to take charge of how you feel every day, all day long.
No matter what you’ve been trying to accomplish in your professional life, when you’re emotionally and physically exhausted, making decisions and taking action can elude you. But once you start taking charge of your emotions, you gain the energy to sort out the issues that got you into this destructive state of mind in the first place.
Another way that emotions wreak havoc is by focusing your attention on your fears of what could happen if you don’t perform at the level you’ve been trying to hold onto through overwork and perfectionism. Using the exercises and wisdom in this module, you’ll free yourself of worst-case scenarios that rob you of your ability to enjoy life.
We all feel stress at different times, but when we feel it often, it actually becomes a habit—our default feeling. And every time we feel it, it ratchets up another notch. But the fact that it’s become a habit is actually a good thing, because it means we can break the habit and replace it with more effective coping mechanisms. Beating the stress habit is entirely within your control once you encounter and apply the series of powerful exercises and actions in this module. They’re specifically designed to help you hear what you’re saying to yourself that has been contributing to your stress and where you’re getting stuck.
You’ll be able to hear what you’re saying to yourself that’s destructive and then—and this is so powerful—you’ll be able to adjust that internal dialogue so you are talking to yourself in a healthy, uplifting way. This will empower you to break emotional and mental chatter that keeps you from being able to think clearly and logically. You’ll soon replace the patterns of stress with calm, clarity, and confidence. Instead of dreading your days, you’ll embrace them because the Gratitude Attitude is the ultimate weapon against stress build-up.
When you just don’t care about your work anymore, it’s hard to convince yourself that anything matters. But after doing the four eye-opening and habit-breaking exercises in this module, you’ll be able to counteract the negativity and restore your ability to face the day with enthusiasm.
Taking the Perfectionism Test will help you see how expectations have been contributing to your feelings of overwhelm, burnout, and negativity. After this test, you’ll be able to accept yourself just as you are—an incredible relief—and to celebrate your amazing accomplishments. This module is reassuring, comforting, and uplifting. You’ll feel energized and positive again about yourself and your work.
Reaching the point of burnout comes from putting out too much energy without investing enough energy in yourself to keep going. You’ve burned more fuel than you’ve put in your emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual gas tank. You have to relearn how to take care of yourself and reverse those feelings of being demoralized and exhausted. After this module, you’ll recognize and break those negative patterns that have been wearing you down.
Expanding on what you gleaned in Module 4 about perfectionism, you’ll let go of the “right way” mentality that’s been keeping you worn out trying to be perfect. You’ll be able to let go of what’s unimportant and delegate better what is important, and those simple steps will begin to reverse your exhaustion. You’ll learn tips for sleeping better and clearing out the mental clutter that’s been wiping you out. Once you’re resting better, your feelings of overwhelm and burnout will naturally diminish.
When you’re burned out and overwhelmed, both work and home life can feel meaningless. It’s common to feel like all you’ve worked for is worthless as you lose sight of what you’ve gained from all the sacrifices you’ve made. In this module, you’ll use exercises that are unique to this program to shine a spotlight on what’s truly important to you, as well as to add a level of perspective and urgency that will intensify your determination and ability to change your life for the better.
Restore meaning and personal satisfaction to your life so that each day has hope and purpose. You’ll see definitively where and how to focus deeply to achieve your new goals.
There’s a saying that where your focus goes, your energy flows. In this module, you’ll fine-tune where you want to focus and how to achieve focus. You’ll restore your sense of purpose as you recognize all you’ve accomplished as well as what you truly want to still accomplish.
Regain control in professional and personal life by adjusting how much time you give to the things that matter vs. the things that aren’t important, and gain the ability to be present for the actual moment you’re experiencing. Being present for the moment you’re in isn’t some “woo woo” state of mind. It’s a mindset that enables you to swiftly sort out and discard those emotional reactions that lead to stress and tension. It’s a way of thinking and feeling that reduces overwhelm, burnout, and mental exhaustion. With practical mindfulness—mindfulness you can easily apply to anything you’re doing—you can restore and maintain your control over your professional and personal life without sacrificing your peace of mind.
Being able to embrace whatever is happening in the moment so that you can manage it efficiently and without drama is a new habit you’ll be cultivating in this module. You can have a truly happy life only to the extent that you’re aware of everything around you and within you so that you can respond to the important things and let go of the unimportant things. This module shifts you further away from any destructive chatter in your head and keeps you from being swept away in the whirlwind of your busy life with daily habits that are emotionally healthy and easy to practice and master.
This module is all about giving you tools to create work-life balance now that you’ve worked through the immediate and overwhelming emotions and exhaustion, begun daily practices to sustain your peace of mind, and put the most important things in your life at the forefront instead of things you never get around to paying attention to. You’ll begin the process of clarifying where you’ve been spending time and energy at work that doesn’t matter to you so you can start adjusting your work time vs. your personal time.
Armed with these insights, you’ll start creating work-life balance that gives you the breathing room and personal satisfaction you crave.
You’ll have the tools to make time for yourself again rather than giving everything just to your work. At the same time, you’ll regain and improve your focus by applying your energy to the most important things in your work and home life rather than scattering it across multiple fronts that aren’t going to reward you for your efforts. You’ll explore what is adding value to your life and what’s been subtracting value from it so you can prioritize. You’ll understand how to get more out of your day. You’ll apply principles and strategies of deep focus on wildly important goals—the ones you’ve identified as significant and worthy of your time and attention. Work-Life Balance will be revealed as a series of decisions and choices within your control.
Put the finishing touches on designing a life you love and can sustain. Launch to the next level in your life by integrating everything you’ve accomplished in these 9 weeks into a solid and achievable plan for maintaining meaning, supporting your own self care, and staying focused on the things that matter. Permanently break the habit of stress and feed your new habits of emotional and physical wellness. Feel motivated because you have meaning in your life, you’ve recovered from exhaustion, and you’ve sharpened your focus on your wildly important goals.
Develop momentum that further energizes you as you work and play. Expand your vision for a happy future and take the steps to set that future in motion. Continue to design your life and work so that it’s truly satisfying. Create a culture of celebrating yourself and your wins, and of letting go of anything that interferes with a strong sense of self worth. As you move forward after the unique exercises in this module, you’ll feel empowered, positive, refreshed, calm, and in control.
Embrace the 4 Agreements and go all in on a better life. Be fully prepared to overcome future obstacles, manage change, and transform the status quo. Welcome to a life you can actually enjoy. Welcome to an inner calm you can claim at will.
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