#1 Thing I learned from 2020: part 2

#1 Thing I learned from 2020: part 2
Owning this life— body, mind & Pinterest… this has become my new mantra..but what does that even mean?!? 

part 1 of this blog series, I talked a lot about how the mind. Today, we’re going to talk about the body aspect of my mantra.

In my last blog post, I was talking a lot about I had pushed down a lot of hard emotions and I alluded to how that impacted my physical health but I’d like to unpack that a bit more.

A build up of emotions in your body can really throw your system for the loop. When your mood is off and if you’re like me and you’ve lived in a highly stressful situation for any period of time, you may have experienced first hand what that high stress situation can do to your health. If you haven’t lived in a high stress situation, let me spell this out for you.

Alright, so, stress triggers the body to produce cortisol. Cortisol triggers your fight or flight response and when your fight or flight response is on alert, your body slows functions and bodily processes that it deems less important like digestion. When your digestion is off, that presents many challenges but mostly results in nutrient deficiency. 

Okay, how does all that translate into someone’s life? Well, for me, it meant that I had stomach/digestive issues from early on in my life. It meant that I had a severe hormonal imbalance which resulted in very sporadic and unpredictable menstrual cycles, a mood rollercoaster that I wouldn’t wish on anyone and excess weight that was and remains to be difficult to melt away.

When I started to deal with getting my mind right, it gave my body a chance to start to sort itself out as well. With less emotion being stored up, my body is using less energy on resisting the emotion and more energy on setting itself right.

All of this ties into business because I’m an entrepreneur that helps other entrepreneurial women build their businesses. If my mind and body are busy fighting themselves then there’s no room left to build a successful, kick butt business or help other women do the same.

If you’re tired of struggling with owning your life mind, body & Pinterest (or business) and you’d like to learn more about me, I invite you to join my community, Fierce & Independent Women where you will find a bunch of really great information about improving your mind, body and business.

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#1 Lesson from 2020: Part 1

#1 Lesson from 2020: Part 1
Owning this life— body, mind & Pinterest… this has become my new mantra..but what does that even mean?!?

Well, I’ve been on this amazing journey this year. I’ve been learning a ton and growing even more! 

I think we can all agree that 2020 has forced us to open our eyes. We have no longer been able to be distracted by all the busy that life can give us… and I have to admit that for me, personally, it has been really easy to bury my head in the busy of life rather than dealing with the hard stuff over the year. 

Do you know what happens when we do that… or at least what happened to me?

I pushed all the hard stuff down and I built a very, VERY high wall around me emotionally… that didn’t do any favours for me either. I went from this happy go lucky 5 year old to this closed off and depressed 14 year old and I stayed that closed off and depressed person for WAY TO LONG! Let’s say like, something handy to 15 years... 

But what happens when you don’t deal with the emotional stuff?!?

It comes out somehow...

If dealing with feelings as feelings isn’t going to happen, they’re going to come out as physical issues… Yeah, you read that right but we’ll get into that next time! 

2020 has given me SO MUCH time and the resources to process those emotional things so that I could start to break down the wall I had constructed around my heart. 

Friend, I’ve discovered that when my mind is right then a lot of other things just fall into place. 

Check this out… Those pictures below tell a story. 

The one on the left is me at the beginning of my journey. I was frustrated, depressed, and fed up. I knew what I wanted but I didn’t have a clue where to start. The one on the right is me just a couple of hours ago. I am full of joy and I have a clear purpose in my life. 

I’ll share more about this lesson in future blogs but for now, if you’re ready to own your life body, mind and Pinterest.. come check out my free community