Busy to Being 6: The Problem with Expectations & Quick Mindset Shift to Feel More Positive Toward Yourself
Welcome back to Busy to Being! A weekly video series where I share teachings that I have been integrating for over 15 years across a variety of disciplines, including: yoga, health coaching, workplace wellness, mindfulness, personal growth, spirituality, shadow integration, and more. This series is sure to shape-shift and evolve as it moves through me and I gain insight into what you all need, so please do share your questions and reflections in the comments section below the video.
These teachings have helped me to slow down and take time to nurture my wellbeing so I can access my inner knowing and approach the inevitable ups and downs of life feeling nourished and resilient. I hope you find meaning and support here within the context of your own life, and if you think of anyone who could benefit, it would be a big help if you could please share.
In Busy to Being this week (below), I teach you a quick way to identify the expectations you are blindly placing on yourself that can cause more harm than good because they lead to disharmony within when they go unmet.
Make sure you stay until the end when I share a mindset shift to help you accept and reunite with yourself when your inability to meet expectations and honor your needs has you feeling down. No one can do it all, perfectly, all of the time. To expect this of yourself is setting you up for failure.
(And if you missed my last video where I talked about the infamous self-care guilt cycle and how to approach it in a simple, yet expansive way, so you don’t stay stuck in the pattern of NOT taking time for self-care or Being, you can find it here.)
Have you taken any time to Be today? Consider this quote from the Harvard Business Review article: The Busier Your Are The More You Need Quiet Time
“Taking time for silence restores the nervous system, helps sustain energy and conditions our minds to be more adaptive and responsive to the complex environments in which so many of us live, work and lead.”
If you need support Being, grab my Free Guided Meditation for Feeling Awake & Grounded HERE (first option / Password: BREAKSAREGOODFORME).
Much love & thanks for Being,
About Allie Andrews
Allie helps busy people slow down and create space so they can live a life that feels more aligned with their inner wisdom and purpose. Her teaching and coaching primarily focus on ritualizing self-care and Being through the lens of yoga, mindfulness, embodiment and spirituality. Learn more about Allie.