I have a confession to make…
I have a confession to make…. You have probably already worked this out, but even at 42 years of age, I still like to deny the obvious truth – I am human. And as such, I have limits, and sometimes I can’t live up to my own expectations. But at least, with the advantage of a few extra years under my belt, I am gradually realising that this is totally OK.
Prior to Christmas, I promised to get an active Facebook page up and running for our members and hold some “Facebook live” Pilates classes over the holiday period so everyone could keep up with their progress. I wanted to provide this service. I wanted to honour my word. I wanted to provide the best damn service in town. But it didn’t happen. As everything wound down for the Christmas period, so did I. My mental and physical energy suddenly disappeared, and my mind and body (and kids) started screaming at me to take a break and switch off.
And so, the live classes didn’t happen. The piles of work I had planned/hoped/wished would be finished over my “break”, didn’t get touched.
For those who were looking forward to the classes – I sincerely apologise. One of my core values is to always do what you say you’ll do – so I am not proud that I failed on this task. But, after a total break this last week (no internet coverage is a massive help for switching off), I am able to look back and realise that there are lessons to be learned.
Our company mission is to “give people the freedom to keep doing what they love”, and I need to live this mission for myself a little more.
So this year I still plan to get the Facebook community up and running, I still plan on expanding our service and helping even more people find ways to move with more freedom and confidence. The fact is, I absolutely love and thrive on doing these things and am so lucky to have work that feels nothing like a “job”.
But I’m going to try and intersperse this with a bit more balance – more time looking after my own body and more time playing. Less time focused on productivity, more time focused on fun. And maybe a bit more time accepting that I am human.
So, tell me… what are you going to be doing this year to get more balance – and fun – in your life?