I’m so glad last week’s post helped so many of you turn the “should do’s” into “could do’s” and serve to let go of the guilt or shame of “not being more productive.”
This theme (and your response to it) got me thinking about how so much of our worth + value has been tied up for so long in what we produce, what we do, and what we accomplish.
Many of us have spent years hustling, and being “busy doing more” to show ourselves (and anyone we think might be watching) that we are of value.
Even in our world of “show-business,” it really is all about show. When you book a job, it seems the minute you wrap, everyone wants to know, what’s next? What do you have to “show” for yourself?
But now that the world has essentially “stopped all the doing,” and our industry is on a global pause, it’s given each of us a time to re-evaluate how we perceive ourselves + even redefine what success truly means.
Does success mean being productive to the point of burnout + overwhelm?
Does success mean splitting your energy in a million different ways?
Does success mean hustling + being everything to everyone?
What if you used this time to think about where you were putting your energy, how it was (or wasn’t) serving you + how you can reshape your life moving forward.
And for those of you who love a good to-do list, I thought I’d put one together for your well-being.
When you align with the inner knowing that you don’t have to be productive to be of value, you can then choose activities, people + projects that light you up, instead of using any of it to prove your worthiness.
I remember that I am so much more than what I do.
I rethink how productive I need to be to feel valuable.
I remind myself to choose progress over perfection.
I refocus on smaller steps when I feel overwhelmed.
I rest in the idea that all of my should do’s are actually could do’s.
I reignite my light by choosing to do what brings me joy.
I recalibrate my energy to one of peace.
I resolve to give thanks daily for the little things.
I reevaluate how I’ve been treating myself.
I recognize what no longer serves me.
I remove the clutter from my physical, mental, emotional + spiritual spaces.
I recharge my batteries first before giving to others.
I return to the knowing that I am loved exactly as I am.
I renew relationships that truly uplift me.
I reenergize my mind + body with loving thoughts.
I redirect my focus to projects, people + activities that fuel my soul.
I realign with what matters most to me.
I reset, renew and reshape my life + move forward today with ease.
If you’d like a printed version to remind yourself every day of what matters most, click here.
May the inner shift of making your well-being a priority this week lead you to what matters most.
Whether you are baking, gardening, self-taping, petting your cat, napping, planning a project, or practicing a monologue, now you can go about your day, doing what lights you up and knowing it’s exactly what you were meant to do with this time.
Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.
I love hearing from you. Leave a comment below + let me know which reminder spoke to you the most.
Here’s to coming from a place of love this week + reigniting the light within you.
Love + Gratitude,
P.S. Did you get your free guided meditation to help with Easing Anxiety + Improving Well-Being? Click here to download now.
Are you craving community, support, mentoring + mindset tools to keep you out of overwhelm + in the flow every single day? Actors worldwide are loving this sacred space. Join me here + get 6 empowering gifts now.