Every morning you review all your goals for the day and plan out how you’re going to accomplish all of them.
Throughout the day you are laser focused on your to-do list accomplishing one task after another, pushing yourself and others to get shit done.
When you are out with friends you don’t share your problems, you keep them internalized because you don’t want opinions.
You’re so busy during the day that you forget to eat or you’re rigidly following a diet plan that is not satisfying.
You pick your workouts based on your fitness goals for the month, you push to do them regardless of how you feel.
After work you just want to talk about what you accomplished that day, multi-task and make your next to-do list.
Does this sound like you? This is all too familiar to me, they don’t call me the queen of productivity for no reason. If you answered yes to most of these you are radiating masculine energy. For many women this masculine energy can lead to hormonal imbalance.
The constant need to get shit done can lead to pushing ourselves too hard at the gym and work, skipping meals, creating poor sleep habits, and making poor food choices. This can lead to blood sugar dysregulation and adrenal fatigue and a cascade of hormonal imbalances. Unfortunately, in some cases this masculine energy can make you start to ignore your menstrual cycle or want to eliminate it completely with the use of birth control so you can keep on keeping on without discomfort or feelings.
THIS IS NOT HOW OUR PHYSIOLOGY WORKS AS WOMEN.
It is creating a disconnection to your female body.
Masculine energy makes you feel disconnected from emotions, base your worth on material success, tend to have low verbal skills to build deep relationships and makes you feel isolated and unsupported. Whereas with feminine energy you let projects develop at a natural pace while enjoying the creative process, you love to create community and work with others, you connect to your emotions and you relate with others by listening and sharing.
A good way to step into your feminine energy is to chill the F out… Okay, easier said than done but check in with yourself. When you wake up in the morning do a workout based on how you feel and don’t go running to create a to-do list, maybe read, journal and do some stretching. Slow down and feel all the feels. And for god’s sake eat when you are hungry, don’t let a busy day keep you from having a nourishing NECESSARY meal.
The goal is to keep a balance between the two energies, I’m not asking you to constantly stop and smell the roses ALL THE TIME but more so be aware of your masculine energy and work on ways to incorporate feminine energy into the day.