By Jackie Ruka
Are you a woman running heals, frantic to figure out your time with career, money, family and social life but end up not doing anything at all to resolve this feeling of disarray? Well, join the club! Each and every one of us has been there. I coin this as “women running in heels”, as we tend to do it all, want it all, try to make it ALL happen and end up stressed and simply exhausted. This was me some 2 years ago, giving, giving , giving to others with barely enough time to renew myself or adjust to a life worth creating, without falling short on quality people time, sleep and a life outside of my career! According to the American Psychological Association stress gender survey, stress has been significantly more on the rise for women than men. Almost half of women surveyed (49%) reported a rise in stress over the past five years. We , as women, are all too willing to please others holding a false belief that if we handle it all, then life will be easier by doing it ourselves versus delegating the details to someone else. So how is that working for you?
The bottom line is, life is running YOU, instead of YOU creating the life that you desire and deserve. So, what do you really want or better yet, what do you want to get out of life, right now? The one constant that we can never capture again is our time. Perhaps it’s time to just STOP the crazy life treadmill and determine what feels right versus what is wrong? Step back and begin to get clear and envision your happiness , as this will attract the abundance, joy and desire you deserve! I learned this the hard way with a come to Buddha moment, where my company car almost crashed from going out of control and landed in front of two eight foot Buddha statues outside a furniture store in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Talk about a wake up call to the antithesis of my chaotic life careening me to the edge of no return. I certainly would not want this to happen to you. However, in hindsight what I learned was the best choices are the one’s we make consciously, not from reactive measures or societal demands. We are human and the Universe has a funny way of journeying back to self to determine if we are practicing self – love and self – care.
My story, as a woman running in heels , was an opportunity for me to go deep, recognize my soul calling and begin to consciously transform myself to the writer , now, published Author and Inspiration Coach that I deeply yearned to be. I invite those women, who I see have so much magic within and are running from their own soul calling to take a listen to how I turned my challenge into opportunities, in an interview with psychologist Dr. Laura Ciel, on her radio show, which empowers individuals going through life transition. It’s short and to the point , however, I would love your feedback! Take a LISTEN! The Happiness Journey with Jackie Ruka
Inspirational Quote: ” The Purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Ready for a Happiness Smackdown? Jackie Ruka is America’s Happyologist and LifeStyle Strategist. She teaches you how to live from the heart and align yourself with your true potential with her step by step system for Self Empowerment toward Creating a Life You Desire! Join the tribe and opt-in to receive weekly news, programs, events and a Weekly Happiness DOSE full of wisdom to keep your vision in perspective at www.gethappyzone.com. To purchase her book “Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life” , it is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, www.gethappyguide.com or order it at your favorite bookstore! Thanks and welcome to the HAPPY ZONE!