An up-close and personal reflection from our founder Jill Bunny…
The real reasons why I joined the 7 Day CBT Experiment for a second round:
I feel overwhelmed by all there is to do.
Overcommitting is the single biggest mistake I am making in my day to day routine. It is making my life stressful and overwhelming. It is tempting for me fill in every waking moment of the day with to-do list tasks, events, obligations and distractions. But enough is enough, I cannot do this to myself. I cannot do it all, and somethings need to GO!
I am trying (consciously or subconsciously) to do it all.
Another major issue that is keeping me stuck in a debilitating cycle of busyness is the fantasy in my mind that I could be everything to everyone, everywhere at once, and a hero on all fronts. But, of course, that is not reality. The reality… I am not Wonder Woman—I am human, and I have limits. I needed to let go of this idea of doing everything and pleasing everyone and being everywhere at once. I am either going to do a few things well, or do everything poorly. That’s the truth.
I had no time to appreciate the space in my day.
My life isn’t just about the things I do—it’s also about the open space between the things. That means the space itself is something to be appreciated as well. So, for example, if I spend my morning writing and reading, the morning isn’t just valuable because of the writing and reading—the space around those two activities is also incredible. The time spent putting words on paper, finding my book, turning the pages, pouring a cup of coffee, or sitting and watching the sunrise… these little open spaces are just as important as anything else.
I was losing lost track of my priorities.
Priorities do not get done automatically. I have to make time for what’s important to me—time with my husband, time with my puppy, time for creating, time for learning, time for exercise, etc. Push everything else aside to make time. By saying no to more things that sound really exciting, I get to say yes to more of what’s truly important.
This is why I decided to take on the 7 Day Experiment again! I am now on Day 2… and feel very happy with how I am creating boundaries and finding my true “centre.” Yes I am the founder of CBT, but I am also human. I need the time to practise the skills I teach to you all on a daily basis… so I can feel my best, both as a business owner, wife, friend and daughter.
My revelation: “together we can help each other achieve more, simply by doing less!”