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Permission to Rest: And how to have the time to do it!

Ep. 12

You are NOT the only person that feels like they just can’t keep up.


Sure, it seems like everyone else is able to keep on going, but nobody is really capable of sustaining the break-neck pace our culture sells us caffeine to keep up with - without something falling apart. You've been working hard for a long time, and it's only giving you more to do.


So if you want to have a vibrant career, health and relationships all at the same time in our modern economy, pushing harder won't get you there. Instead, those that thrive know you must give yourself permission to rest to have your best.


This is the part where you are rolling your eyes right? Because of course you want to rest, but when are you supposed to have the time for that, huh? Don't worry, Karlee outlines 3 doable ways that busy folks use to have more time to rest on the spot.


Permission to rest is something only you can grant yourself. Even if you haven’t finished that project yet, or still have to-dos to cross off, or even if you feel like you don’t deserve it. (Heads up - we talk about why you many NEVER feel like you deserve more rest in this episode, do don't wait for that to happen, ha!)


Here’s the truth: When we take moments to rest and digest information around us, we think better, we make better decisions, and we perform at a higher level.


If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Oh my gosh, I need more rest than I am getting,” then this is the episode for you.


In this episode, Karlee Fain breaks down two specific ideas today. First, she explains why rest is a professional asset in the modern economy. Then, Karlee shares 3 doable methods to start creating more space to rest, nourish yourself, and reset your mental game. 


Tune in to take your next step toward becoming the most nourished woman in the room. 


In This Episode, You Will Learn: 

  • Why it’s not "okay" to rest, it's essential. (11:58)
  • How to leverage your nervous system to engage in your most powerful work. (13:35)
  • Why you may avoid resting even though you want to, and it can bring up the emotions you’ve previously numbed. (21:53)
  • Doable steps for creating space and time to rest. (27:41)
  • If you are behaving like a sperm (yeah, you read that right) and what “egg wisdom” looks like. (35:38)


Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 

The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

The Patriarchy Stress Disorder by Valerie Rein

It Didn’t Start with You by Mark Wolynn

Do Less by Kate Northrup

5 Doable Steps to Setting Realistic Boundaries

FREE Boundaries Like a Boss Online Class

Kripalu Center


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