Claudia Chan

Professional Certified Life Coach
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Permission to Slow Down and Enjoy Life

May 15, 2024

Yesterday I met up with my amazing friend, Annie.

I shared how I would like to put my business on hold.

I want to discover what is fun for me, and rest.

And she said, good for you for giving yourself the permission!

My throat tightened and tears welled up my eyes.

Giving myself the permission to slow down and do what’s different from the norm.

Often times, we have a tendency to keep pushing ourselves, and when we don’t see results, we may double down on it, because somehow, we’d been trained to push through since we were young.

And what’s more, society often celebrates wins and milestones, while dismissing those who are slowing down.

Have you ever feel the need to rest, but somehow your brain says, maybe just one more thing?

If that’s you, you’re not alone.

I have to fight through my own mental chatter.

And sometimes, resting doesn’t feel good.

But I am willing to do this hard thing, to give more to myself, to be more of my fun, loving self. So that eventually I can give more to others.

If you’re called to rest, I invite you to put down what you can to tend to yourself too.

And no, it doesn’t mean you will not hear from me, you will just hear about things that are in my mind.

And I’d love to hear from you too! If you’re called to write back or connect, you can find me here, or on my social platforms!

Claudia Chan

Professional Certified Life Coach


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