I woke up this morning and pulled out my weekly calender to see what was scheduled.  As I looked at my week I could already feel the tightness growing in my shoulders, the knot in my stomach.  My calender was  too full and I desperately needed to schedule several more things.  Can you relate?

For so many of us our lives feel like one to-do list after another leaving us little time for rest and peace.  Is living in a constant state of overwhelm and stress the way we want to live?  I don’t think so!

So what can we do?  Here’s what I did this morning and I invite you to try it out and see if it works for you.  First of all I chose to remember that we are human beings not human doings.  And with that in mind I turned my to-do list into a to-be list.  I asked myself the questions…”Who do I want to be today?”  The first answer that came to my mind is that I want to be totally present for each person I interact with today.  As I listen to my clients and connect with friends and family I want to be there in mind, body and spirit.  That is really what life is about…beautiful connections.

After putting that on the top of my to-be list then I was able to prioritize my day in a way that worked best for me.  So my friends, what is at the top of your to-be list today?  Perhaps yours is to-be creative, to-be decisive, to-be loving, to-be peaceful.  Anything you chose is fine as long as it allows you to breathe deeply and enjoy your day.

Have an amazing Monday!

Leanna Fredrich


PS:  Need help moving from stress to joy?  Email me…



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