The Signs I was Doing Too Much…

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!”

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Jill Bunny

As CEO of CBT Meets Fitness, Jill Bunny provides the vision and leadership to further our mission: to improve mental health & fitness worldwide through excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She manages internal operations and oversees the creation of new programs. She also manages the expansion of existing programs to increase access to CBT training and certification programs for health & fitness professionals in North America. She holds a degree in Kinesiology, from the University of New Brunswick, along with Functional Medicine certification from IFMHC, and CBT qualifications from the University of Laurier, Penn State & Beck’s Institute in the US.

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We are comprised of educated professionals specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for things like depression, anxiety, and numerous other psychological concerns pertaining to weight loss, athletics, as well as dieting & exercise. Our experts use clinically-proven methods, which make us the premier online CBT fitness treatment centre in North America. At CBT Meets Fitness, we are proud to serve women & athletes across the globe with evidence based skills to help with the missing mental piece of health & fitness transformations and athletic success.

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