Big, Big Announcement
It’s been a FULL summer over here at Erin Stutland HQ. I’ve been growing BIG things!
First up, I made the BIGGEST personal announcement I’ve made in a really long time. You can check it out right HERE. (I’ll be sharing more about it in the coming months:)
And in other very exciting news, we migrated The Movement to a brand new, shiny, gorgeous platform with new features and functions that our members are absolutely loving. You can check it out here.
“Love the new look! This calendar feature is amazing! I really love the “marked as watched” feature so I can keep track of what I’ve done. I want to try all the workouts!”
“Just wanted to say thank you for the new app. I love the stability and how easy it is to use.”
While very different, make no mistake, both of these new developments have NOT been easy. It’s required me to be so deeply focused and present to what’s right in front of me, moment to moment.
It’s also required that I say no to doing several things I normally love to do. Posting on social media dipped down, writing my beloved newsletters dipped down, and we saw a big decrease in our normal summer travel plans.
I don’t know about you, but saying NO to things I derive joy from is really hard. I like a full plate and I have a big appetite for life!
I also know there are seasons in our lives when we just can’t do it all.
We are called to simplify our priorities and choose the very most important tasks, people and situations to put our attention on.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my almost 15 years of running my business and teaching, it’s that one of your greatest assets is knowing HOW TO prioritize important things without guilt or question.
While it may seem like it takes a certain sense of ruthlessness to cut off noise, requests and possibilities, I believe it also takes a great amount of self love.
It’s about protecting your boundaries.
It’s about prioritizing yourself.
It’s about saying no to overwhelm and chaos.
It’s about saying no to burnout.
AND, it’s about saying yes to peace, patience and ease.
If you’re in a season of having to simply say no, focus in while doing less, I want to remind you that you are also in a season of saying yes to yourself, your preservation and even to your growth.
Sometimes even in summer, we have a winter of quiet and stillness in order to plant new seeds that will grow at a later date.
Now, it’s your turn. Write down 1 thing you’re saying no to and more importantly, 1 thing you’re saying yes to for the rest of August.
I’ll be back soon with a fun invitation!
P.S. Are you in the Chicago area? I’m pumped to be teaching a MANIFEST MAGIC afternoon workshop at a very special place, Sole + Luna in Winnetka, IL on Monday, Sept. 18th. You can learn more and sign up here.