What I’ve figured out..
I have an Oura Ring. It tells me how much sleep I get…
How long I am in deep sleep, REM, light sleep, my wakefulness…
Data galore about my exercise habits
My heart rate…resting, not resting
Texts remind me I’ve been sitting too long
I’ve appreciated all of it.
Except the readiness.
It tells me how ready for the day I am.
To this, I’d say to my Oura Ring:
What the heck do you know???
Then I’d promptly ignore it telling me to “take it easy today.”
Sometimes I’d mock it and laugh at it.
I’d say: I feel great!
Then carry on with what my ring would say is “over exerting” myself.
I’d act like I had to prove to my ring I can push my own limits.
Instead of looking at it as a wise suggestion I’d view it as a challenge to prove myself…
To a ring!!
Am I Frodo Baggins?
(Frodo is awesome. I love Frodo. I digress.)
For some reason, I’ve equated resting as something wimps do.
“Strong people don’t take breaks. They press on.”
This has been my rallying cry for my nearly 20 years in business.
Last week, instead of pushing through each day and making myself keep working…
I played the piano
Read a book…a novel!
Not a business book or self improvement book
Every time I told myself I ‘should’ work
I did something relaxing and fun
Instead of working randomly through the weekend, I now go on adventures
I got MORE done
Had more fun doing it.
What the heck?
What is this beautiful magic?
Maybe my Oura Ring has known things I don’t.
I used to workout two hours daily (no matter what my Oura Ring told me).
I don’t regret those days or who I’ve become.
I’m grateful to her.
She got me here.
Now, I get to have fun everyday…
While working out, adventuring, growing my business
Instead of waiting until I’ve gotten to ‘successful’ to enjoy myself.
If you’ve been like the ‘old me’
I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be you, pushing yourself to be successful
Dreading the work
Questioning when you’re going to be successful
Wondering what ‘thing’ is going to make everything better than it is now
It can be awesome now
You can have fun right now
No waiting required.
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