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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Ustrzycki

Note to Self: Slow Down

I shared this as an Instagram post, but I believe it's important enough to share so that we can read this for later too. This is an important note (for all of us) to slow down sometimes...


I know I’m not the only one who felt like last week was. a. week.

I was really hesitant to share this, but I’m going to. I welcome you to Story Time:

It felt weird. For me: it flew by, emotions and triggers were raging, my body was inflamed, energy was out, appetite was down, headaches were present.

While everyone went through their big transitions during the last couple months, I didn’t. I kept going day-in and day-out. Although a lot of things did change for me, I didn’t give myself the time I needed in order to adapt to the changes. I just threw myself into my ‘new’ and kept working, hustling, grinding; because that’s what I ‘should’ be doing because I’m a strong entrepreneur boss-babe. #eyeroll #growupcourt

And last week was the big dinger for me. Once I realized what was actually happening, I stopped shoulding on myself and allowed for the necessary slower speed. I needed to chill out and allow myself a few days to do not a damn thing.

I basically slept on/off for over 3 days. I didn’t workout for 6 days (OMG and I survived!) Looking back now, there was a span of about 10-12 days with signs.

And guess the-butt what. I’m here now. I made it through all that ick.

I’m telling you this because it’s important to know that we all need to slow down sometimes. We all need patience to adapt to changes. We all need remember that taking a freakin’ week off from working out isn’t going to sabotage our progress.

And if I can leave you with a few words of encouragement, it’s this: you are strong. You will get through this. You will be ok. This is your ‘new’ and your present. Lean into it.

Photo captured by the phenomenally talented Dusan (Dushawn) Jovic via FaceTime photoshoot (was so fun!) >

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