Being Intentional in Your Life
How would you show up in your daily life if you felt like all of your needs were met and you treated yourself with compassion? In this day and age with our electronic devices constantly demanding immediate attention, overcommitted schedules for both ourselves and our families, managing our work and trying to take time out of each day to take care of our health and well-being, it can be hard to navigate each day with any sense of ease or balance.
Dana Skoglund has been there. As a busy mother of two young boys and emerging from the buzzing metropolis of New York City, Dana felt overwhelmed and frustrated as she tried to build her practice as a yoga instructor and manage her family. When she moved to Kelowna, BC, she began to re-evaluate her habits and realized the importance of self-care, having a routine, and setting boundaries.
Currently, she is teaching yoga but also leads multiple lifestyle/yoga coaching courses on better sleep habits, the keystone habits to create healthy daily routines, ditching cycles of overwhelm and burnout, Ayurveda, and fostering a deeper sense of purpose.
In this conversation with Dana, we discuss how to step off the hamster wheel and take control of your life and what it looks like to have a routine focused around self-care. We often feel overly busy and overwhelmed, and I definitely fall back into that category regularly.
“We are doing busy work and that busy work sometimes helps us feel like we are accomplishing something because we can check something off our list, but is it moving us in the direction we want? And often it isn’t and we feel like we aren’t actually enjoying our life at all. We are busy but we’re not present for every moment and are not able to actually do what we want to do and what’s most important.”
We talk about knowing your core values so that you can create a buffer and set boundaries so your actions are aligned with what is most important to you. Another great part of this conversation is time management and how to block off time during your day.
This conversation helped bring me back to what is important to me and reminded me of how to create better work-life balance. I loved this exchange with Dana Skoglund and I hope you do too!
Connect with Dana
Dana’s 21 Days to Epic Sleep Course
- Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
- 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran
- The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
- The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Marie Kondo
- Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
- Essentialism by Greg McKeowan
Meditation Apps Mentioned:
My Next Race:
La Leyenda Del Dorado 7 Day Race in Colombia : July 30-Aug 6