You know how the saying goes: Fill your own cup, first.
But that leaves one (very important) question:
How can you have a full cup when you also have a full life?
The answer lies in cultivating a relationship with yourself that’s stronger than the one with your to-do list.
And it starts with slowing the breakneck speed you’ve been keeping -- the one that says you need to go, go, go, and do, do, do to prove your worth...and developing a deep reverence for yourself and your needs, instead. (And not just on bright, shiny days.)
It’s revolutionary. It’s life-giving. It’s necessary. And no one’s given you the permission -- or the how -- to make it happen amongst the chaos of your life...
Hey you. (Yes, you.) You are human. Even if it doesn’t feel like anyone or anything else is treating you that way.
I’ll repeat: You are an ambitious human who is, also, relentlessly needy. (Hot damn, do I love that about you.)
You easily convince yourself that you will be better at taking care of yourself once you "just get XYZ done." That you just need to figure out a better plan. That next week, caring for yourself will feel easier. Inspired even. So you plug away, head down, working as hard as possible… only to end up more exhausted and overwhelmed than ever.
And when you do get to the bottom of that inhumane to-do list? You celebrate by giving yourself more to do.
You’ve tried every planner and productivity hack, but you aren’t any closer to having a real, sustainable way to show up for the things that matter to you without sacrificing your needs and self-care. You want "it" (gestures around wildly) to feel better. But you can't help but wonder if this is just what it means to be an adult -- while thinking everyone else is simply better at making it through than you are.
Let’s pause. I’m going to share a truth that you just might not believe...yet:
you are not a problem that needs to be fixed.
Your worth is innate. You are worthy without serving others. You are worthy even when you stop doing. You can set the heavy stuff down for now and rest in knowing that you are enough and you are doing enough.
It doesn’t matter what you do or don’t do; what you accomplish or don’t accomplish; you are worthy and valuable just by being yourself.
Welcome to Cycle — the safe place to ask: How do I want to live?
And then dance toward realistically making it happen.
Cycle dispels the myth that we can and should be able to do all.of.the.things, have universally high, perfect energy 24/7, 365 days a year, or that we can life-hack our way out of being the humans we are.
Cycle is an online membership community for trans and cis women, femmes, non-binary folks, and gender non-conforming folks who are comfortable in a space that centers the experience of women.
Cycle holds space for you and all of your humanity, turning you back toward yourself so you can figure out a reliable, realistic system that works for you in particular to proactively tend to your energy, stay in touch with your larger vision for your life, and take inspired action that is hooked into your values, needs, and desires.
Cycle is about letting go of the idealized version of yourself you’re holding onto, tuning in and paying attention to the cycles you’re aligned with, and taking part in a pro-human, anti-hustle community that promotes showing up in a way that’s more focused, humane, and (dare I say it?) delightful.