Do You Know Who You Are? 
From Discontent to Delight- Making Time for YOU.

You are a hard worker, a giving person who does whatever it takes to get ‘er done—be it providing square meals, keeping up with laundry, drawing up brilliant proposals or traveling the globe for company growth.  That is fantastic and so giving of you—I’m sure that you are making a lot of people’s lives great.

I want to know about your life.

Do you love it?  Do you tolerate it?  Is your mind dark with silent wishes that the company will get bought out and you’ll get an oh-so-sweet severance and be forced to go home (thank god), or that you’ll have a weird (and painless) mishap and “have to” get a couple days of bed rest?

I’m sorry but if so, that’s not living.

Claim YOUR life.

It starts with honoring yourself, honoring your life—actually deciding that your life is at least, if not more important than all the other stuff that you jam into a day.  I’m not exactly sure how we got where we are and there’s no point blaming technology, the economy, our boss or our family. 

Truth is, it is up to us to take care of these precious gifts of our lives and our bodies.  If we don’t, we’ll begin to notice the consequences- ranging from discontent to breakdowns either physically, in relationships, in the quality of our work or attitude.  Actions always cause reactions.  Always.

There’s a former client of mine who is exactly the kind of employee that any company would be thrilled to have on staff.  Totally selfless, devoted, loyal, sharp, creative and takes initiative.  They love her.  They will never tell her, “Oh Margaret, stop doing everything- you make it so easy for us!”  The same is true in her family.  Unfortunately, little by little Margaret started feeling exhausted, annoyed, sometimes anxious and overloaded, and when she was really honest with herself, not so happy.  She felt like the essence of Margaret had gone missing.

It wasn’t until Margaret made time for herself - first a mere 10 minutes a day to sip her coffee and read a page or two in a book, that she began to feel her energy and joy return.  She got really clear that if she didn’t make “Margaret” a priority, she’d never get on the list.  Margaret had lost track of who she really was, who she wanted to be in the world.  Damn if she didn’t stand googly-eyed in the grocery store when her husband was out of town --she’d forgotten what food she alone loved without having to please another!

And so it was a slow re-acquainting process.  She chose one night a week to sign up for an art class which she looked forward to and helped her to leave work on time.  She found a friend who liked walking in the AM a couple days a week—wow was that an energy boost!  What happened next was amazing.  The more Margaret honored herself and made her own life a priority, the more optimistic she felt, the more efficient she became, the better boundaries she developed which actually commanded greater respect.  Overall, her relationships improved because she’d finally returned to knowing and being Margaret—and people discovered that who Margaret IS was pretty fabulous.  And now, Margaret remembers what it feels like to be truly happy and even peaceful.

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About Robin:
Robin Peglow Berg of is a Life Fulfillment Strategist --a consultant, coach and speaker devoted to guiding others to have the courage to live a fulfilling life with soul. 

She shows highly driven, successful women entrepreneurs and leaders how to create a new model for success that is energizing, deeply meaningful and helps them to thrive no matter what.  She applies 10 years of coaching, consulting and speaking to craft strategic programs for long term success.