Redefining Motherhood

Episode 44: Following Our Body's Natural Energy Flow to Increase Productivity with Carelyn Torres

February 25, 2023 Lynn Turcotte-Schuh, Carelyn Torres Season 2 Episode 10
Redefining Motherhood
Episode 44: Following Our Body's Natural Energy Flow to Increase Productivity with Carelyn Torres
Show Notes

Alright, Mamas, let's talk about something we all know but rarely discuss – our menstrual cycles. We all have different experiences when it comes to (what my Mom used to call Aunt Flo's monthly visit) but one thing we can all agree on is the ups and downs that come with it.

What if I told you that you could use those energy changes to your advantage? Yes, you heard me right – your menstrual cycle can actually help you be more productive! 

Having been a Childbirth Educator educator for the past nine+ years I thought I had a pretty good handle on reproductive cycles and women's health. But after working with our guest today, Carelyn Torres, several years ago I realized I really didn't understand my body at all. She helped me unlock the power behind my monthly cycle and, as often as I can, I try to honor that cycle and build my schedule accordingly. 

As women, especially Moms, we're constantly juggling multiple roles and responsibilities, and it can be easy to push ourselves too hard. But by working with our bodies instead of against them, we can create a more balanced and productive life. And that's just one of the time management/productivity hacks we're talking about with Carelyn.

Of course, everyone's cycle is different, and there may be some overlap between the phases. But the key is to pay attention to your body and listen to what it's telling you. So the next time you feel like you're on an emotional roller coaster, take a deep breath and remember – your menstrual cycle is on your side. Use those energy changes to your advantage, and who knows – you might just surprise yourself with what you can accomplish.

You might want to take notes for this one so press pause here and go grab some paper and a pen. Don't worry...we'll wait :-) Awesome! Welcome back! Now that we're all ready to go, let's dive right in.

Carelyn is a wife, Mom of two boys and a Lifestyle Engineer helping moms in business recover from exhaustion and reignite their passion for life through prioritizing their self care and fun!

Using her signature process, The CARES Method, her clients not only scale their businesses and their impact, they have the energy to be active, go on adventures with their family and play with their children and fill their life with happiness and joy!

What we discuss in this episode:

  • How to manage your energy versus managing your time
  • Where you put your time and energy are your true priorities
  • Understanding how your energy changes throughout the menstrual cycle and using that to manage your schedule and activities
  • Carelyn's new course (get more details at the link below)

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Connect with Lynn on instagram @HappyMamaWellness. Looking for more support with parenting and motherhood? Check out the Happy Mama Wellness Community here!