EP29: Busting Out of a Rut: Kick Default-Mode to the Curb

Do you ever find yourself in “default mode”?

Let me backtrack…It’s no secret that corporate programming runs deep.

I admit, with zero shame, that sometimes when things get tough I default to working harder because it’s something I can control — and I know I’m not alone.

This week, I share a technique that I have used to help me shift my perspective when I feel myself diving deeper and deeper into work as a way to distract myself from other things — only to find when I no longer need to distract myself, I’m entrenched in the bad habit of equating productivity with worthiness.

Here is my 5-step audit, a process I go through regularly but especially when I need to recalibrate, when things feel overwhelming, or when I feel stuck.

Step 1: Make a gratitude and celebration list
Step 2: Give yourself some loving truth bombs
Step 3: Check your goals
Step 4: Re-evaluate your habits
Step 5: Make a ditch list

Want more info? Tune into this week’s episode.


“When we are feeling overwhelmed and stuck and just not sure what to do next and everything feels so big and so hard — it’s usually because we’ve fallen off the path we truly desired for ourself.”

“And the easiest way to give them both attention and care they need, is to give yourself the attention and care that you deserve.”


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