Why do I love helping people manage their stress? For awhile, I had a tough time finding balance and the ideal recipe of "doing" and "being". Now I want to help others find their sense of balance, while challenging them to pursue more of what they love and decrease their stress.
What do I mean by "doing"? It means going through our daily routine--going to work, finding a job, running errands--everything from doing what we need to do to get through the day to finding what makes us happy.
I've noticed that changing my attitude has helped me discover moments where I can just be, where I can be aware of what's surrounding me, even if I'm distracted and not directly in the "present".
WHAT HELPS YOU MAINTAIN BALANCE?!
I used to believe that I wasn't "good enough", particularly in my career. I felt as though I needed to "prove myself" to others and that I was productive all the time. I used to compare myself with others. I was surrounded by driven individuals who knew exactly what they wanted to pursue. A shift took place when I stopped comparing myself with others and focused on my career and what I needed.
I remember feeling scared to let my guard down and showing people who I was. My path didn't look like others' journeys and that was okay. Now it's not about "being the best" that matters to me, but doing what brings meaning into my life. Acknowledging the bumps in the road has allowed me to accept who I am today.