Raise your hand if you’re a busy woman.
Wait, aren’t “busy” and “woman” redundant?
As women, our instincts are to jump out of bed, hit the ground running, and not stop until the day is over or our bodies just can’t go anymore. It’s easy to get swept up in the rush and, if you have little ones, the chaos, too. It doesn’t even cross our minds that it can be different; that we can take just a few minutes to ground ourselves and set the tone for the day. On the days that it does cross our minds, it can seem frivolous. Or maybe it just feels plain out of reach at this time in your life because your kids need so much of you right now, or you have that big project due, or your husband is working toward partner and he’s super stressed.
I get this. I used to believe that it was a little frivolous, too.
But only because I hadn’t given myself permission to try it and test that assumption.
Setting the tone for our days means setting the tone for our lives, and that occupies a level of importance that you just can’t quantify. Just because we can’t quantify something, though, doesn’t mean that we can’t comprehend it. You know it when you feel it. You see its benefits, and how they ripple out into every area of your life, when you practice it.
That’s why I created the Blissed-Out Mommy Challenge.
I have been using a 22-day version of the Challenge with my one-on-one Clients for years now. It is just one aspect of the intensive on-boarding process that I utilize to get my Clients in the flow, deeply invested in themselves, and moving toward their family and life goals immediately and deliberately. The 22-day version of the Challenge is also part of the immersion into The Mommy Lifecycle Community that I have created for women (the Community launches soon—stay tuned!).
In case you’re wondering, the 22-day timeframe comes from the scientific literature on behavior change, which demonstrates that it takes at least 21 days to change health behaviors. (And being blissed-out is totally a health behavior.)
It can take much longer than 21 days for a new behavior to become as automatic as habit—up to eight months, in fact. But passing that 21-day mark is a great place to start. Hence, the full Challenge being 22 days.
I have long dreamt of making a pared down version of the Challenge available to women in every corner of the world for free. Anyone can do the 7-Day Challenge, and that includes you. No matter how busy you are and no matter how out of control or blah things seem right now. All you need is Internet access to retrieve your Challenge emails and a willingness to experiment with the Blissed-Out Mommy practices with an open heart and mind.
I don’t believe that setting the tone for my days is frivolous or beyond me anymore. And I now get way more done—no surprise there. But better than all of that is that I’m happier and more peaceful than I’ve ever been in my life. Wherever you are in your life or your Mommy Lifecycle, you can have this, too. Make space for it, and it’s all yours.