Staying Motivated in my Childfree Life

Updated: Aug 8, 2018

Alright I must be honest with my tribe here, I have been pretty unmotivated the last two weeks and have been struggling with getting myself back on a schedule.

We humans, apparently grow more finicky as adults. Once one piece of my life is off it seems I continue to not always see the forest through the trees in keeping the rest of the pieces together.

To get a little personal, I am living my #childfree life and loving it!

But I am childfree for a number of reasons, and two of them are the 5 cm and 4 cm fibroids currently not paying rent in my uterus. With the treatment of these little parasites, I was recently recommended to have a Mirena, IUD placed. I always check in with myself daily, about 9 weeks after placement, I did a daily check in. I began to realizing that I had never in my life felt so anxious and depressed. I alerted my doctor via patient portal, and quickly got a call to have it removed that day. YESSS! I thought, all the adult acne outbreaks, mood swings, weight swings that I had been experiencing the last two months would be gone. Not quite so lucky, yet. I am happy I had it removed and I am feeling better, but I am not back to my old self just yet. I still can not get myself motivated to get back to my 24 hour hustling self.

But day by day I am moving forward with some help that I wanted to share!

Recent Motivators

One thing I love love love, is listening to Style your Mind podcast with Cara Alwill Leyba, of The Champagne Diet. She is a continuous motivator for me and really allows me to focus on "progress over perfection." Cara helps through her mantras to open your eyes to just get it done girl! And that's the point, don't wait for it to be perfect, don't wait until after a cup of coffee, I know I need to just do it!

Another podcast I find so helpful is Goal Digger with Jenna Kutcher. Both Cara and Jenna are woman that I aspire to be more like. Women that have been able to leave their 9 to 5 behind to pursue their dreams!

I am late to the podcast game, and literally have just begun this ritual of listening on my way to and home from work, so please comment your recommendations too!

Control has also helped motivate me recently. I shared my newest journey following the 2B Mindset program by Beachbody. I am really finding a safe haven in controlling my eating and water intake. Sure, this weekend at the Dave Matthew's Concert I patronized, I didn't have the best control. But I can not tell you how much I love the fact that with this program it gives you the ability to forget about it and move on, its liberating. (And just to note, I am not a Beachbody coach, I just really believe in it, if you're looking for a coach let me know and I can connect you with someone!) As an extension of the food tracking, I have been journaling to focus my vision for Social Graces. What do I want this blog to be, am I a business yet, I am not consistent with content, is this a part of my side business consulting, is this an outlet for me, or to help people like me? Can I journal effectively in this free promo tablet, do I need to buy something cute, should I post this? Do I need to upgrade my website before I am a business, will people want to pay me to help market their business, why should they? These are literally things circling my brain constantly.

It's still so fresh and new, and through these new tools I have begun to embrace the fact that it will come, I just need to keep doing it and figure it out along the way!

I continue to think that sharing what's going on in our crazy little minds, is what builds relationships and connections. Girls we are in it together!

~ No matter our path in life, dress fabulous and let's practice some social graces.


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