- by Amy Ahlers and Christine Arylo
Summer is a magical time, isn't it?
It's a time for relaxing and enjoying warm evenings on the deck. It's a time for taking a vacation (or even a day-cation), just to spend some time with the people you most love. Can you hear the music?
Hmmmm...did that relaxing music & image of fun in the sun just ground to a screeching halt? Maybe it's because you've got an Inner Doing Addict on your hands. She tells you that you couldn't POSSIBLY take time off this summer...how would you get anything done? And a vacation? That's just a pipe dream. Read on to find out more about her ...
Identity: The Doing Addict
Favorite Weapons: The To-Do List 2 miles long, that only seems to get longer. She's attached to a clipboard with a sharp pointy pencil in her hand. She loves to Tap, Tap, Tap from the moment you wake 'til you fall asleep, reminding you of all you supposedly have to do.
Big Fat Lies She Beats You Up With:
- "If I keep racing, I'll finally get caught up."
- "I feel overwhelmed."
- " When I get ______, then I'll be happy."
- "I'll never have enough."
- "If it weren't for me, nothing would get done."
Job Description: To be the slave driver task master that keeps you busy doing, doing, doing at all times. Empty space, down time, relaxing and resting are not in her repertoire.
Talents: Making you feel like a slacker if you're not busy doing something. Convincing you that you're the only one who can do what needs to be done ... and that it needed to be done YESTERDAY! Pointing out all the things that haven't been done.
Her Worst Adversary: Your INNER WISDOM.
Your Inner Wisdom knows:
The Doing Addict is afraid : If you slow down, you'll have to deal with things you'd rather not - better to stay busy than to feel or face the truth. If you're not doing or producing, then people won't love you, you won't be valuable, you'll fall behind, or you'll fail.
She costs you : Your emotional and physical health. Your time and money - because you're so busy doing, you can't see the easier, wiser path. Your happiness - she never lets you stop to ask, "Is what I'm doing actually making me happy?" So you do a lot, probably get a lot done in a day, but aren't any happier.
Join us on our Stop Being So Hard On Yourself tele-jam to learn about the new job you can give your Doing Addict & how to overcome her most toxic habits... (http://bit.ly/IMGRSSummerSchool2012)
Do any of these sound familiar? Which one is running your life and ruining your happiness and success?
Remember, this is YOUR LIFE not your Inner Mean Girls. You can take care of what and who you love and take care of yourself too when your Doing Addict is no longer running the show and when you understand what she is trying to protect you from.
I know, I've had to transform mine and I've helped thousands of other women transform theirs too. This summer I look forward to doing the same for you. Inner Mean Girls don't stand a chance this summer if we work together!
To making this a summer full of fun, happiness and success,
Amy Ahlers, the Wake-Up Call Coach is a bestselling author, speaker and coach, and co-founder of Inner Mean Girl Reform School.
WHICH TELE-JAM IS FOR YOU & YOUR INNER CRITIC? REGISTER TODAY!
If you haven't already done so, be sure to sign up for one of the 3 brand-new special summer tele-jams I'm co-hosting - dedicated to helping YOU transform your slave driving, task master Inner Mean Girls that keep you doing too much, overworked and overwhelmed, not having the fun, relaxation and space you crave.
If you're an entrepreneur and your Doing Addict is on your back telling you that you have to keep working more, and keep doing more, and that you don't have time to rest, relax, take a break or your business and you will fail: Go Here Now http://bit.ly/IMGSummerSchool2012
If you're a mom and your Doing Addict has got you running around like a multi-tasking maniac from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed, and you never have anytime for YOU : Go Here Now: http://bit.ly/IMGSummerSchoolforMoms2012
If you're a woman who goes to bed with her to do list running through her head, wakes up feeling the pressure of all you have to get done in a day, and it's stressing you out: Go here Now: http://bit.ly/IMGSummerSchoolforMoms2012
These Tele-jams are going to be off the hook powerful as we take a STAND for women around the world to stop being so hard on themselves. Can't wait to see you there!