Letting go of control

by emily on October 7, 2014

Hello from the desert!

After exploring Joshua Tree National Park, my family headed to the spa to work out the kinks and let someone else take the reins for a bit.IMG_5765

I’ve been crazy busy working behind the scenes to bring you something I know you are going to love (more on that in a bit).

But first, that place of being “crazy busy” can be a dangerous place. First the self care starts to go, the healthy snacks turn into junk food. The 8 hours of sleep a night turns into 6, then 4.

Soon enough you’re a haggard, cranky mess, trying to hold it all together with the sole purpose of getting sh*t done.

Having goals and setting deadlines are great tools. But when you sacrifice your well being in order to achieve those goals, that choice takes a toll on your well being.

When I have a very full to-do list, I can become very controlling. Can you relate?

That’s why yesterday was such a great experience (and a timely reminder of the importance of letting go).

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I got to spend a solid hour in a pool with a Watsu practitioner. To be honest, I don’t really know what it is. But what I do know is that you have to give up total control in that pool. The practitioner keeps you afloat, swirling your body this way and that. The more you tense up with anticipation, the harder it is to get any value from the treatment.

The more you release, allowing yourself to be held up by someone else, the better it is.

My mom made the appointment for me, and I really had no idea what I was getting into. I had no preconceived ideas, no experience, no time to project what I thought was going to happen.

I showed up, got in the pool and went with it. I let go. There was no work to be done. No wifi to distract me. No website details to control. I let someone else do the heavy lifting.

Working toward your goals is important, but not at the expense of your well being. Taking time off to care for yourself is just as important work.

And that’s exactly why I put together The Big Picture Summit. The big thing I’ve been working on these past few weeks is this:

A week-long program to help you with your acting craft, your marketing and your life!IMG_5783

Your career goals are only one piece of the puzzle. There is the rest of your life. Your health, happiness, spirituality, fitness…you know…The Big Picture.

I pulled in a few favors from some guest experts who are going to share some of their best tips with you.

And it’s completely free!

Woo hoo!

The Big Picture Summit is happening live next week, October 13-17. It’s all online (so join us from anywhere in the world).

Find out who will be speaking and how you can join (again it’s totally free!) right here:

www.thebigpicturesummit.com

You’ll learn the perfect balance between doing and being.  See you there!

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