New content is released each week and will be updated below. But don't worry, all of the info still lives in the Vault section for you to refer back to anytime! Release schedule:
Simplify - First week of the month
Nourish - Second week of the month
Enjoy - Third week of the month
Celebrate - Fourth week of the month
IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!
It’s our second last month in the Membership and we are making this about you.
But not in a way to add to your to-do list. ESPECIALLY not in Simplify week.
When I decided on the themes of this Membership I knew that radically simplifying our lives has to be a part of it. That our generation of women needed to create a love affair with simplicity and less DOING.
But it wasn’t going to be easy. Because our conditioning is to cram things into our day. For most of us, the idea that we can do less and live a better life requires retraining! It blows our circuits when we think about guilt-free rest.
How you move through your days MATTERS. Your overwhelm is a CHOICE that you keep making over and over again. It changes when you prioritise yourself. When you commit to things feeling simpler, calmer, more peaceful.
So that’s your small step this week... To think about simple ways to prioritise yourself. To simplify the often convoluted and guilt-inducing act of self-care.
To give you a few ideas, prioritising myself looks like....
- Taking things OFF my to-do list
- Saying yes to what makes me feel good
- Using NO as a complete sentence
- Claiming rest (not waiting for it)
- Asking for what I need from people around me instead of expecting it.
Keep it simple - how are you going to prioritise yourself this week?
With the final Nourish week in the Membership, I am bringing you a final meal plan. This one is a list of some of my absolute favourite recipes I’ve developed for Small Steps. These are the recipes that I return to again and again, the ones that have been hits with my family (well, most of them), the ones that I often look up in the Vault myself (must remember to print those ones out).
It has been an absolute privilege and joy to develop and share these recipes with you over the last few years. I have really loved the process of designing recipes to meet your needs and to help make your life simpler, more nourishing and more enjoyable. I hope that among these recipes you have found some new family favourites that have helped you on your Small Steps journey. Hearing that you have loved or had successes with these meals has brought me tremendous joy and satisfaction, and I thank you for trying them.
So check out the final meal plan here.
Which recipes will make it onto your Small Steps Favourites list?
Where is your attention?
This month, talking pleasure, I wonder what has come up for you?
I wonder if you’ve had thoughts like…
“More pleasure would be available to me if my kids weren’t at my feet all day”.
“I can’t focus on my pleasure when I’ve got so much to do”.
“Is work a pleasure?”
“I love my kids, but they drive me bananas, am I a bad mum ifI don’t find pleasure in parenting?”
“I’ve realised I have no pleasure in my life, what have I been doing all this time?! I am a pleasure failure”.
So let’s all agree that shaming ourselves, questioning how good (or not!) we are, does not serve us at all. It doesn’t.
And you know what else doesn’t serve us? Feeling like we are a victim in our lives. That everything that surrounds us KEEPS us from pleasure. It’s just not true.
This week I want to ask you - in Simplify Week - when you looked at that task and maybe for the next day or two, was your attention on pleasure? And as a result - how did you feel?
Our attention is a powerful tool and we can focus it in so many different places.
Could a potential roadblock to experiencing more pleasure in your life be that perhaps your attention is being taken up on a million other things? On what’s going wrong, who is annoying you, the jobs that are incomplete, the food that makes you feel gross, the exercise you didn’t do etc.
So today - ask yourself whether you are committed to keeping your attention on the things that are driving you nuts or whether it’s on the pleasure that is available to you.
How different might life feel if you were a pleasure seeker?
As you saw in our Simplify week it’s as simple as noticing!
What will your attention be on this week?
Big news, please read!
This month we are celebrating a long term member as our Member of the Month, who has been such an integral support throughout the whole of Small Steps.
Gemma Lee McPhee has shared her wins with us - of birthday cakes, dinner ideas, wardrobe culls and was even on one of our member podcasts back in 2017. Thank you Gemma for sharing all your Small Steps along the way and we celebrate your transformation. The team will be in touch soon with details of your gift.
Lisa will be live on Thursday 24th at 10.30am AEST for our September Q & A. This is your chance to ask her anything, so do take advantage of this, as it is our second last session! You can submit your questions by submitting via email or the Facebook group, and we’ll make sure it gets covered even if you can’t be there live.
Remember to find a moment this week to reflect on the pleasure you are getting from your wins this month too, and go ahead and share in the Facebook group.
Small STEPS reflections
There’s an extra week this September and so we thought we would give you the Small Steps Reflections ebook that will form part of our celebrations in our final month of the Membership - November - so you can get started!
The purpose of this is not to overwhelm - but rather to guide you in reflecting on what you may take away from Small Steps, and act as a quick reference point when needed.
Over the next 2 months, we invite you to explore the past content and your personal Small Steps journey - this will be different for everyone!
Of course we’d love you to be sharing things you discover or where you’ve experienced transformation. It’s always so motivating for other Members to celebrate each other!
Download your workbook here - we hope it’s a helpful resource and reminds you just how far you’ve come.
Lisa and team x