How to feel less overwhelmed this September

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How to feel less overwhelmed this September

By Published On: September 1st, 2021

Feel less overwhelmed this September!

SO many things to do, especially when summer ends and our “routines” get back into swing around work and school. Trying to find the time to get things done feels overwhelming, right?

I love these lines that appear on an old clock in Chester Cathedral, England:

When as a child I laughed and wept,
Time crept.
When as a boy I dreamed and talked,
Time walked.
When I became a full-grown man,
Time ran.
Then later as I older grew,
Time flew.
Soon I shall find while travelling on,
Time gone.

Many people are struggling to manage their time – not only with the fall season and the pandemic uncertainty but also finding the time to move their bodies. Exercise is often the first thing to get pushed off the “to-do” list.

I heard a great “Super Soul” podcast episode from Oprah when I was walking last week that sums time up quite nicely:

“How you spend your time defines who you are.”

Listen, I’m not perfect when it comes to my schedule. Life gets in the way as an entrepreneur, mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend.

But PLAY is NEVER off my schedule because I put it first. It defines who I am 100%.

I wholeheartedly feel that committing to moving my body in a way that brings me joy helps me show up as my best self so that I can be the best for others.

Like putting your oxygen mask on first, when will you find a consistent amount of time you CAN commit to moving a little more?

At a minimum, twenty minutes a day is all it takes, and it doesn’t have to be done all at once.

Also, do you know how much of your time you are moving around during the day – standing versus sitting?

If you need help, here’s a free resource called “Find Your Time-Out,” from my book “The Play Book: How To Get In The Habit Of Good Health,” to help you find your lost minutes in a day.

So, with all the “things,” especially in September, it’s no surprise that it is difficult to manage it all when life gets busy – unless you have a system, even a support group, to help you keep motivated and feel less overwhelmed.

Maybe you don’t want to do things on your own this fall and want to look forward to making time to play?

I strongly urge you to join my community of kickass women over 50, called “The PLAY Group.” It’s a fantastic new membership where you can meet new people, get motivation and support while improving your health all year round! You can find out more and join the waitlist for when the doors open again on September 27th.

However you approach managing your time this fall, remember that everything is a practice, and the key is to start with repetition, not perfection.

It’s okay to start again.

Happy September!

Play on!

Coach Jan

P.S. Whenever you are ready, here are a few ways I can help:

If you want to join a community of kick-ass women over 50 to fall back in love with movement (play) and connect with others while improving their health as they age, The PLAY Group might be the perfect fit for you.

Want a little more personal attention and direction? Book a discovery call with me, and let’s see if you’re a good fit for 1:1 coaching.

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About the Author: Janet Omstead

To re-ignite people’s passion for play (movement) to fight chronic disease while improving their quality of life as they age.

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