Are these words stopping you from finding joy in your life?

I’ve got to tell you, I am super excited about today’s topic because it’s a deep dive into a few sneaky words that can hold us back from having more joy in our lives.

Let me give you a little backstory. 

I coach a lot of women who are trying to get more done in the day and find more time in the process. 

Many of them are balancing their 9-5 with their side hustle. Others are establishing boundaries between work life and home life. And others are working toward incredible goals during the short pockets of time when their kids nap.

As you might imagine, feelings of overwhelm occasionally creep into the story as these busy-awesome women chase their big dreams while trying to balance everything on their plates.

Over the past few weeks, I have noticed several of my clients using very similar language when they talk about their feelings of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. 

In fact, there are a few sneaky little words that popped up over and over again, which seemed to create so many negative emotions for my clients. And what’s more, the words prevented them from enjoying the process and uncovering joy along the way.

What are these sneaky words, you ask?

Check out this week’s podcast, and find out for yourself!

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  • Reasons why you often feel stuck and overwhelmed
  • Three sneaky words that hold you back from finding joy
  • Two powerful questions you can ask yourself any time you’re feeling stuck to help you start moving forward


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Do you have a 9-5 and a side hustle? Do you ever struggle to balance your work life and your home life? What strategies do you use to uncover more time in your day? Let me know below!

48 thoughts on “Are these words stopping you from finding joy in your life?”

  1. It’s so easy to let the work overwhelm you, especially when you love and care about your hustle! I’ve decided to set fewer goals next year, so I don’t feel that urge to be 100% every single day.

  2. This sounds so good! I’m reading an awesome book right now, What To Say When You Talk To Yourself. It’s reminded me how powerful our words are…even, and especially the ones we say to ourselves.

  3. The days can be so busy and overwhelming at times!! Definitely need to check this one out, I’m curious as to what words they used!


  4. Oh wow, I’m going to have to listen to this full episode! This is so perfect for me. I’m currently working as a freelancer and blogger. So relevant

  5. We live our life looking for balance in everything we do. I try to do my best during the day and I try to complete all my “tasks” if we can call them this way. But honestly speaking, over the years, i’ve learnt that it’s ok not to be perfect. That’s what I call balance now x

  6. I’m so excited to hear more of your podcast! I found that my strategy is as simple as writing it down. Even if I have a brain dump and none of it makes sense, once it gets on my sticky note or white board or dayplanner, it translates to sense and then I tend to follow it more. I’ve recently discovered bullet Journalling too. So helpful!

  7. Finding a balance with life and trying run a business is hard. Sometimes things don’t go as planed or how you would like, these are the time negative self talk can sneak there way into your mind. I have learn to recognise this and stop it when these thoughts comes

  8. I’ll have to listen to this today. I’m a homeschooling mom of 6, from teen to tot. I also have a side job. I feel overwhelmed from time to time, more often then I would like. I’m looking forward to this podcast!

  9. Girl, I have a 9-5, and T H R E E side hustles (and two kids). I’m a mess! I struggle to balance work life and home life 100% of the time. It’s so hard to do!

  10. I’m excited to check out this podcast! I think the conversation of balancing everything is always a relevant one no matter who you are!

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