Learn How To Feel Safe In Your Mind With Lily Sais
I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview Lily Sais to learn five random facts about herself, and what's her advice for those anxiety about life after the pandemic. Check out my interview with Lily below:
Loryn: What have you've learned about yourself during the pandemic?
Lily: During the pandemic I have learned how much I love a slower pace of life. I love being at home with my kids (not having to drive so often) and having more time for walks and connections with select friends and family. I have also learned that I can start a successful business and run it from my home! I learned that my mental wellbeing is so strong that not even a global pandemic can bring back my health anxiety. I love working from home, but find that that makes it easier to work 24/7 since I don't have an office to "leave" my work at so to say.
Loryn: What advice do you have for those who have anxiety about life post-pandemic?
Lily: First of all, they are not alone! So many people do, whether it's that they feel that their social skills are lacking or that they're still a bit nervous despite being vaccinated, or they can't imagine how they were so busy before. I think finding a person or people they can talk about their worries might be helpful because as Mr. Rogers said, if it's mentionable, it's manageable. We are all coming out of the pandemic so just remember you are not alone and there is nothing wrong with you. Go slow. No need to take on all the things you did pre-pandemic. Maybe you realized that you loved not having such a full social calendar and that's okay. What if you got calm and curious and shrugged off some of the "shoulds" and focused more on the "wants"? I love the analogy of Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, for coming out of hard times with awareness of the change, stronger than before, and maybe even more beautiful. Finally, remember that our bodies always come back into balance. Well being is our default. So if you get a little nervous out to a crowded, loud lunch (as I did) know that you're a lot safer than your personal mind makes you think and there is nothing you need to "do" besides have a bit of distance from those thoughts to return to a state of peace. Also, one thing that has been helpful for me is to remember to bring water and snacks! I got so used to always being steps away from my kitchen that I forgot those the first time I went out during the day.
Loryn: What’s a lesson have you've learned from owning your own business?
Lily: Down time and relaxing is important! My business is my dream job so I can get caught up in working around the clock, on weekends, and listening to podcasts/audio books/workshops related to my business and that caused me to almost burn out. I needed to be intentional about not filling up my schedule because that wasn't sustainable and I wasn't best able to serve my clients. I recognized that I was doing too much and started working with a coach who helped me create some space in my schedule and now I don't need to be intentional about it.
Loryn: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
Lily: Oh my goodness this is a big question. After ending world hunger, global warming, war, I wish everyone knew about the Three Principles. They are life changing and make people happier, kinder, more present and loving and would make the world a better place and actually would probably end up stopping world hunger, global warming, and wars.
Loryn: What’s something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Lily: I'm kind of an open book on social media so this is a tough one. I used to want to own a 24 hour daycare because I loved children so much and wanted to have a safe and loving place where babies and children could be if their parents worked nights.
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