How do I know when
enough is enough?
BY GUEST THINKER: HOLLY COLTEA ::
When you go without checking in, what happens? Does your body communicate its truth to you? Does it get sick? Does it stop sleeping or start sleeping too much? Are there people who help ground you—who know your real person and whose presence calms you? How long does it usually take before you stop and jump off the merry-go-round? When you do, what are your gateways to self-care? How do you move out of the swirl and into the still?
There is no doubt that stillness brings clarity, but in this age of constant communication, being still and private is not the norm. We have the answers already. I find that a little “crisscross applesauce” with eyes shut is the easiest (and cheapest) way to uncover them. Then it’s like magic—that connection and that purpose come alive without effort.
What does it take for you to stop? Do you have a regular centering practice or do you go until something has to give? What helps you drop deeper into yourself—to then connect more presently and to work more purposely?
Holly Coltea owns two barre3 studio franchises in her hometown of Nashville, TN. She is passionate about whole body health and helping others discover pathways to wellness.