Don’t tell a type A personality to relax

Don’t tell a type A personality to relax

**this blog was originally published March 4, 2016 but was updated on January 4, 2016**

Don’t tell a Type A personality to relax

To anyone with a Type A personality: Whatever you do, don’t breathe…

Type A personality Natalie Jill

When I’m in GO mode and someone says “RELAX!” or “slow down” to me, it usually gets under my skin! I am Type A all the way. So for those of you who are also type A, you probably understand exactly what I am talking about! We have a million ideas, we have a giant “to do” list, and we want it all done yesterday…and we want it done perfectly. As soon as one “to do” is checked off, we have many more in the wings waiting for us to start doing…at a very rapid pace. When someone jumps in with “RELAX” or a “Calm Down” or even worse….a “SLOW DOWN”, we just want to scream.

However, in the midst of my daily busy and fast pace everything – my daughter Penelope and my friend Kim always know just what to say to me to get me to STOP, slow down, and be present.

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I’m a fast talker with a million ideas that never end

When I get in my fast-talking-million-ideas-a-minute mode Kim says, “Natalie, whatever you, do don’t breathe!” or, “Faster Faster Faster!!” Yes she’s being sarcastic, BUT it always works. She’s the most calm, and the most present person I know. But I always giggle when she says that, and it does make me slow down, even if just for a second.

Type A personality Natalie Jill

Me and “Ommmmm yoga Kim” right here!

When I pick up my phone or computer to respond to yet another incoming email, text, or comment my daughter says, “If you love your phone so much why don’t you marry it?” lol… Old school joke (I think I said things like that at age 7, too) but she is RIGHT. I don’t want to “marry my work”…as my priorities are truly her and my husband.

I’ve been a whirl wind of busy lately and my body, mind and soul are feeling it.

I am making it a priority to make the time to breathe, recover, appreciate my family, friends, life, and just this very moment. We only have these moments in the now, and those moments are everything.

Thank you Kim and Penelope for the reminder.

Be Happy… Be Healthy… Be FIT!

– Natalie Jill

Learn more about Kim’s journey from Orphan to Author HERE

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Natalie Jill

Natalie Jill is a leading Fat Loss Expert and high-performance coach. She helps you change the conversation around age, potential, pain and possibility. She does this through a SIMPLE and FUN unique method that you can find in her best-selling books, top-rated podcasts, interactive programs and coaching sessions. As a 50-year-old female, she KNOWS the struggles and pain that can come with aging! She takes the guesswork away and help you kill the F.A.T. (False Assumed Truths) holding you back from achieving your goals. To know more about Natalie Jill, you can visit her Facebook Profile, Tiktok, and Instagram.