May 17, 2022

Beating Burnout: Author Julie Wald On The 4 Things You Should Focus On If You Are Experiencing Burnout

Beating Burnout: Author Julie Wald On The 4 Things You Should Focus On If You Are Experiencing Burnout

Our guest is Julie Wald, Founder, and CEO of Golden and author of “Inner Wealth.”


Our guest is Julie Wald, Founder, and CEO of Golden and author of “Inner Wealth.”

ABOUT THE EPISODE

You’re a high achiever who’s smart, hardworking, and successful—so why don’t you feel optimized on the inside? Whether it’s stress, chronic pain, or time management issues, you’re feeling dangerously close to burnout. You want to cultivate a happier, healthier life, but you’re overwhelmed by the sea of options and where to begin.

What you need are powerful practices that you can easily implement to heal what's broken, nurture inner and outer wellness, and live your best life.

That’s what Julie Wald is offering: a framework for integrating the most impactful wellness practices into your life in a way that feels natural and doable for your busy schedule. Her book, “Inner Wealth” is built around the four pillars of wellness—movement, stillness, touch, and nourishment.

In this episode, we talk with her about how the four pillars enable you to create a self-care plan that meets your needs. This is not a formula or a prescription; it’s a recipe, and you can decide how much of each ingredient you want to add to live a happy, healthy life that is reflective of who you are.

What We Discuss with Julie:

  • Managing stress and burnout 
  • What are the “4 pillars of wellness?” 
  • Why do people get stuck trying to incorporate self-care into their lives
  • How to push yourself into action instead of waiting for motivation
  • Simple things you can do to avoid burnout
  • How to recover if you’re already burned out

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Transcript

[00:00:00] Jeremy: You do your best to take care of yourself, you eat well, most of the time move your body and occasionally take some time for yourself, but you still come dangerously close to burnout, or maybe it's already too.

[00:00:10] Zach: Our guests today can help. We'll talk with Julie Wald the founder and CEO of golden about the powerful practices that you can easily implement to heal. What's broken, nurture, inner, and outer wellness and live your best life.

[00:00:23] This is the fit mess conversations with world-class experts in the fields of mental, physical, and emotional health. And this episode 

[00:00:31] Julie Wald Interview - USB:   I think balance is a tough word because it feels as though it sort of takes away some of our individuality I think balance can be frustrating for people because I don't know that that's necessarily how we're built, at least in all the years that I've been coaching. , that's a point of frustration for people.

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[00:00:51] Now, here are your hosts, Zach and Jeremy. 

[00:00:53] Jeremy: Welcome to the fitness brought to you by athletic greens. Thank you for listening while you're doing whatever it is you're doing right now. I'm Jeremy and he's Zach. We've been through all kinds of struggles and ended up stronger because of them. And we want to help you do the same. So if you're sick of your own shit and ready to make a change, you're in the right place.

[00:01:09] Constant stress, a lack of motivation, physical fatigue, sound familiar. You may be burned out from your job, your responsibilities at home, your never-ending to do list or all of the above. Zach. You're a big corporate high powered muckety muck burnout must be pretty common for you.

[00:01:25] Zach: Uh, burnout is, I don't know about high powered or any of that. I have a job that is stressful at some times.

[00:01:35] Jeremy: Oh yeah, that's see. That's the difference you have, you have a real job and I have this pretend one that I do at home and try and turn into a thing.

[00:01:41] Zach: I prefer yours over mine sometimes. , so my job can become stressful at times, for sure. , and last week was one of those times where you know, a multitude of things, all kind of hit at the same time. And , was, , one of those weeks where, you know, five o'clock rolled around and still had four more hours to go, um, you know, grab some food and sat on the couch with my laptop and, , just kept going.

[00:02:09] So last week , was pretty rough. , but I have learned it's taken me far too long to learn this, that, like, that kind of work a, you choose it and B it's temporary. , so at the end of last week, I was really, , contemplating my future. It was that bad of a week

[00:02:30] Jeremy: Mm.

[00:02:32] Zach: and I just made sure to, I didn't check out my work email.

[00:02:34] I took the weekend off. And took the rest time. And by Monday I was a. think that's where I would have suffered in the past. If I continued with my, the way I worked in the past to, you know, the job that I have today, , I would have worked all weekend because I have work to do, , and it's taken me so long to realize that like when I stop on Friday night, the work's still gonna be there Monday. It's just going to be there. I don't have to work through the weekend. , in some cases I do, but. In this particular instance, I knew that I needed to stop for a couple of days. So I just enjoyed the weekend, spend time with my daughter, did some things. It was, it was a really good weekend. And I came back this week, feeling pretty good on Monday.

[00:03:24] And while this week was also just as busy and had some high stress, I don't feel anywhere near like I did last week because. I gave myself that breathing room. I let myself come down from that really, really high stress and burnout.

[00:03:42] Jeremy: That's the lesson that we're going to learn in the interview that we have today is, making sure that you're still sort of nurturing yourself when all of the demands of work and life become too much because, okay, great. For, for the person who does at five o'clock punch out and they don't have to put in the extra four hours, they probably still have to go home and make dinner for their kids and get them to bed and clean the house and do the laundry and put gas in the tank and pay the bills like.

[00:04:11] As an adult, you find out pretty quickly , that the work never ends. And so it's real, and it's really easy to get caught up in it. And the wheel just keeps spinning and every now and then you've got to find a way to get off of it, whether that's, , just listening to some great music, calling a friend, just taking time for yourself to just unplug from all of that.

[00:04:29] Because like you said, the job will be there Monday. But so will everything else. It's all still going to be there in 10 minutes or in 10 days, however long that you, you need to re to recharge and take care of yourself, , but knowing when to jump off the wheel before it's too late, before you collapse, and it just starts spinning with you in it. That's the truth.

[00:04:51] Zach: . And the other trick is to recognize when other people are imposing deadlines on you, that don't need to be imposed. , everyone thinks that they're a requirement of you, right? Whether it's a kid or somebody at work or, , the DMV, right. They're all imposing these timelines on you, but for the most part, those timelines are something you can push back on.

[00:05:20] You don't have to deal with them right away now, you know, feeding your kid. Yeah. You know, that, that one you might have to take care of, like within a reasonable time frame, or you might have some legal issues, but you know, again, like most of the stuff that we feel is urgent and that we really need to do right now. Can actually be pushed back. You can take a breather and it's going to be there when you show up again, there's not going to be a great tragedy, maybe a little one, but I think that is the one thing that I have learned and has been so valuable is, , when somebody asks of my time, my default is not right now,

[00:06:02] Jeremy: Oh, that's

[00:06:03] Zach: I will get to it. I'm not saying no, I will do it, but not right now.

[00:06:09] Jeremy: That's good. And any people pleaser out there that's listening right now is going, what does that, how do you do that? How do you put that sentence into play? Cause it's, it's really easy to want to solve everyone's problems and fix them. Yeah. I tell people all the time, , if you don't create your own boundaries, other people will create them for you.

[00:06:24] And you're not going to like where they line up. So if you don't have those boundaries in place, that's, that's a good skill to practice to be able to say no, or to be able to say not right now.

[00:06:34] Zach: But one thing you shouldn't say not right now too, is your nutritional health.

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[00:07:39] Zach: Our guest today is Julie Wald and she does it all. She's a psychotherapist yoga teacher, meditation coach, and founder of golden formerly Nama stay wellness for the last couple of decades. She's been working with high performers to develop realistic wellness plans and approaches to managing their overall physical health and mental health.

[00:07:58] So we asked her for some common threads that those clients come to her with looking for help. 

[00:08:03] Julie Wald Interview - USB: no, I think, , not surprisingly it's stress, it's burnout. It's feeling like they're burning the candle at both ends it's feelings of even, overwhelm and confusion or. I see things that they quote unquote should be doing and figuring out how to prioritize what to do. Should I be exercising?

[00:08:24] Should I be meditating? Should I be eating a certain way? How do I know which one is most important? And what if I just want to spend time with friends? Is that good enough? You know, or is that part of my wellness journey? And so people are hearing so much messaging and so much information that sifting through sort of.

[00:08:42] Really the highest and best use of their time and how to prioritize accordingly is also kind of a common issue that we hear. So you've got a book called inner wealth. , I would love to hear you give like a, just a high level overview of the book. And specifically, you talk about the four pillars of wellness.

[00:09:00] What are they yes. So, , in the book we talk on and I really share the journeys of. Different incredible clients that I've worked with through the years who have faced different obstacles along their journeys. And these are really, , high performing individuals. They are incredibly intelligent and , they face very nuanced obstacles like we all do.

[00:09:25] And so. I really share their journeys and how they overcome those obstacles and really small and meaningful and realistic ways. But it's all really through the framework of what we call the four pillars of wellness, which are movement stillness. Connection and nourishment. So that's movement, stillness, connection nourishment.

[00:09:48] And really oftentimes what I found in my and do find in my private practice is that people will come and say, , I don't know why I'm not okay. I go on my Peloton every day. I eat nothing but kale and avocado. What's the problem here. And oftentimes we have to look at the four pillars and we say, okay, well they have the movement box checked.

[00:10:12] You know, maybe they're nourishing themselves nutritionally, but are they nourishing themselves with things that really fill up their spirits? Are they listening to amazing music? If that's what they love? Are they seeing theater? Are they finding ways to really feed their soul? We talk about, , their stillness.

[00:10:30] Are they getting. Asleep. What is their downtime look like? When are they finding time to restore and refresh? Maybe it's mindfulness, maybe it's another more formal stillness practice, so to speak and last, but actually probably most importantly is connection. And you can be on your Peloton all day long and you can be eating the perfect diet ever.

[00:10:53] But if your relationships and connection, , are really not, , fulfilling. , and not sort of. Containing certain elements such as authenticity. And, , in some cases just intimacy, then you could walk around feeling really depleted a lot of the time, no matter , what else you're doing. So people have blind spots and you could be amazing at certain pillars of wellness, meaning that you are really consistent, but you know, sometimes , we don't really totally see.

[00:11:25] The full picture, because as I'm sure, you know, it's hard to see the forest through the trees.

[00:11:30] Julie Wald Interview - Mic 1: So it sounds like, like we hear so often with so many wellness practices, that balance is really key. Why is it so hard for us to find that balance? What are some of the biggest challenges that we face with that?

[00:11:41] Julie Wald Interview - USB: You know, I, I would, I believe yes. Balance is important, but I don't know. I think balance is a tough word because it feels as though it sort of takes away some of our individuality and, you know, sometimes I always like to say everything in moderation, including moderation. Um, you know, so it's kind of like, If I'm a serious athlete, , movement may always be my major, most primary source of, , stress management, because it's just the lowest hanging fruit.

[00:12:18] It's where I'm naturally, , Inclined to go in terms of self care, but that doesn't mean that I don't need to make sure that I'm taking care in these other areas, and that might mean that, , I have to make sure that. I look after my sleep. And that's kind of like a bare minimum in terms of the stillness.

[00:12:38] That that's really what fuels my movement. I don't know that everybody, for example, needs to be a meditator. If that's not something that's calling to them just the same way as not, everybody's an extreme. They just need to move. They just need to get out and walk a couple miles, you know, whereas somebody else, it might be that they need to run a marathon and that's authentic to them.

[00:12:59] And so I think it's more about finding the unique recipe, including the four pillars that works for us and, , just. If you're baking a cake and the cake calls for vanilla, you might not even taste the vanilla, but the vanilla brings out the flavor in everything else. And so, , there may be a pillar that needs to be expressed, although it may not be so dominant in terms of how much time it takes up in your life, but it's going to enhance your ability to do all the other things.

[00:13:38] That are most important to you? , I think balance can be, can be frustrating for people because I don't know that that's necessarily how we're built, at least in all the years that I've been coaching. , that's a point of frustration for people. The connectedness that you were talking about, I guess I've recently discovered that I've, , been lacking connectedness for, for quite some time, , in my own life. And it really is amazing how the lack of that has really deteriorated so many different parts of my life. and I'm working on fixing it but People are kind of struggling. How do you recognize that? That's one of the things that you're lacking and then, how do you fix that? What do you do? What steps do you take? What can you do to help fix that connectedness issue if you discover you have it? Yeah.

[00:14:31] absolutely. I mean, I think one way to sort of look at our relationship to connection is to look at sort of the quality of the connection in our lives. And a lot of people, , social media is very, very sneaky and that it can make us feel. Connected to people, , because we're seeing aspects of their lives or we're sharing aspects of our lives, or even having correspondences to liking and messaging and things like that on social media.

[00:15:01] , but it's kind of like connection, junk food sort of fills us up, but doesn't really nourish us. And so if you find yourself spending a ton of time, for example, connecting on social media in a very kind of superficial. level then. That might be a sign that you're not getting the kind of nourishing connection that you need.

[00:15:24] So you're kind of filling up on junk food to, to, to make up for that. All of us, or many of us have had that experience when you're with really old, good friends or whether you're really feeling connected to people you like forget about your phone. You forget about your phone for a long time, because you're feeling really connected and, , The definition of connection is being able to show up, , really authentically and oftentimes with some vulnerability.

[00:15:52] So to be able to show up and, and sort of, , feel seen, feel heard, feel safe, and also to see. and hear and hold space for somebody else that can also make us feel very connected. We don't always need to be the one that is sort of sharing. We can just create a nonjudgmental space for somebody else to show up authentically, and that can make us feel really, really good.

[00:16:19] , So looking and seeing if you have opportunities for that throughout, , your day or your week, I would say is really important. And, , I could go on about this for a really long time, but we also need different types of connections. So when I think about the four pillars, I think about the ingredients that a newborn baby needs to thrive.

[00:16:38] So those people out there who are parents, or how have you been babysat, know that, , a newborn baby needs tummy time, they need movement. They need stillness, meaning that they need plenty of sleep. Otherwise they are super cranky. , they need nourishment. They need plenty of. Potatoes and healthy machine vegetables and they need connection.

[00:17:00] They need to be held and they need to be talked to, and they need, , community. So there's different types of connection, just like the baby physical connection is one type of connection. Are you finding any physical contact in your life? Are you touching people? Are people touching you? , are you in connected in community?

[00:17:22] Do you have a place where you show up where, , someone knows your name and someone says, hello? , and then of course, like talking to somebody, just, you know, are you having meaningful conversation with people? Those are all connection. There are different types of connection, a newborn baby needs all of those types of connection.

[00:17:41] And that's what enables them to thrive. Sort of suggest that big people are just big babies and that we actually also need all of those types of connection. , along with plenty of tummy time and plenty of sweet potatoes and plenty of sleep, and then barring any other major illnesses or developmental delays, we will thrive as well.

[00:18:04] Julie Wald Interview - Mic 1: So what happens if we don't address those issues? What if we just let burnout continue to burn? And we don't eat well and we don't sleep well and we don't move. We just keep going to work because we've got this endless to do lists. We work 10 hours a day. We drive an hour and a half each way. Just keep, keep going on the way you're going.

[00:18:23] How's that going to end for us? 

[00:18:25] Julie Wald Interview - USB: Well, are you a dad by any chance? So what happens if your kid doesn't sleep eats nothing but sugar and junk food, , is always on a screen like 24 7, what shape are they on? Are they in, you 

[00:18:40] Julie Wald Interview - Mic 1: no, nobody has a good day when that happens.

[00:18:42] Julie Wald Interview - USB: I mean, that's one cranky baby. That's one cranky toddler, elementary aged kid, or however old your kids are.

[00:18:49] They're a massive, 

[00:18:50] Julie Wald Interview - Mic 1: Yeah.

[00:18:51] Julie Wald Interview - USB: and we are really no different. So we're, we'll, we'll be just like that cranky baby that doesn't sleep and that doesn't eat well. And that doesn't get any time off of screens or in nature. Like, you know, we would probably be having a temper tantrum if, , we didn't have to kind of hold it all together for other reasons. So we've, you've got the four pillars. There's things that we can do. I feel like I've been in a few situations where , I know what I need to do, but I can't quite bring myself to start doing. Right. So, so with that in mind, can you talk about, , motivation and how people can really, , get themselves to do the things that they need to do to meet these four pillars and, and stop being a cranky baby?

[00:19:35] Yes, absolutely. So, you know, one of the things, , that we know is that if you look at people who do have those four ingredients in their lives and consistent ways that usually, , do so out of. Habit, not out of extraordinary willpower. And so the key is really to create habitual behavior, very regular behavior that touches on these four pillars, , in a way that is authentic to you.

[00:20:06] So I'm not really a big fan of trying to do something or be someone that isn't you, that doesn't feel like you. , so first and foremost, figuring out. What are your, what is your expression of these four pillars? , what does movement look like to you? What does stillness mean to you? What does connection mean to you, et cetera, et cetera.

[00:20:24] That's number one and then finding small, meaningful, , consistent ways to practice those pillars. So for example, , maybe it's when you wake up in the morning, , if you use your phone for your alarm, which isn't ideal, but if you do, then when you pick up that phone and you turn off your alarm, are you able to actually put your phone down and kind of reclaim the first.

[00:20:53] Two to five minutes of your day to be an opportunity for you to kind of check in with yourself. That's a stillness moment. That's just sort of, uh, can also be deeply nourishing or practice gratitude, something as simple as two minutes of that kind of a moment, sit up in bed, put your feet on the ground, , before you pick up your phone and dive into social media or the newspaper or whatever your, you know, your kryptonite is, , just.

[00:21:19] Do a body scan notice, how do you feel? How are you entering the day? Are you anxious? Are you motivated? You know, are you tired? Did you drink too much the night before? Like what? What's true. And without judgment, really just. Seeing that, holding that, and then moving forward through your day being able to respond.

[00:21:40] But the key is to make it small and to make it consistent, even if it's one or two deep breaths before you give your brain up to the world, , is really, really powerful in the same goes for all of the pillars, right? That's a stillness practice, but you know, maybe for nourishment, maybe kind of doing dramatic changes in your diet is overwhelming.

[00:22:00] So maybe you just start by drinking more. And making sure that, , you keep a giant jug of water on your desk all day and try to get through that jug of water. There you go. , so that is, , you know, small incremental changes. If it's movement, , can you get outside and just take a walk around the block?

[00:22:22] , before you start your day at very, very consistent time, you can make it even smaller than that. And, and when we, when we attach a behavior onto an existing behavior, it's called habit stacking. You may be familiar with this. You know, that's also a really, really wonderful way to kind of start to bring in these consistent habitual shifts. 

[00:22:43] Julie Wald Interview - Mic 1: But we live in a culture where instant gratification is key. If I go for a quick 10 minute walk, I'm not going to magically drop 10 pounds. And the motivation tends to, for many people evaporate pretty quickly because the smallest. We know from experience over time, build up and produce the results. But how do you keep the motivation going when you've gone for the walk every day, all week and the scale didn't change or whatever the thing is, right?

[00:23:09] Like how do you, how do you see the longterm? How do you see the end game in these small steps?

[00:23:15] Julie Wald Interview - USB: You know, I think there's lots of ways. I think one way is to continually, , develop an attitude of curiosity and work with an attitude of curiosity and, continuing to learn and read and feel like you're always kind of evolving and growing, even if kind of the physical specific manifestation of what you're going for.

[00:23:34] Isn't. Changing so quickly you are changing and your ability to kind of continue to feel like you're in growth mode is happening. , and. I think that depending on your goal, , it's, it's important to track, you know, is this moving the needle or is this not moving the needle, you know, and maybe is a week, a realistic amount of time to expect the needle to be moved and.

[00:23:59] Probably not cause very little things, you know, that developed over months or years of time in terms of problems are solved within a week. So however long it took you to get into that situation to begin with is probably how long it's going to take you to get out of that situation. So if you've been gaining weight for the last two and a half years, since the pandemic started.

[00:24:23] It might take you a year to get back to a place where you're feeling healthy and slow and steady is , usually is what wins the race, especially in these health and wellness. , Realms because we're trying to make long-term lifestyle changes. So, you know, I think patients, , is obviously super, super important , but I do believe that it's important to kind of continually reassess.

[00:24:48] It's like, okay, you know, is this the right. Is this really what I need? You know? And maybe, maybe I'm just not getting enough sleep. And maybe if I slept more, my metabolism would be functioning, better. And I would be able to run two miles instead of one mile. And then it was really sleep. That was the problem.

[00:25:06] When I thought it was movement, 

[00:25:08] we see a lot of that. 

[00:25:10] Julie Wald Interview - Mic 1: Yeah. I bet.

[00:25:12] Julie Wald Interview - USB: , yes, I think I've gone down the, uh, the wrong path and trying to figure out , what I need to do on multiple occasions. if somebody is listening and they just want, you know, , one thing that they could do for each.

[00:25:24] Like today right now as you're talking, , and I think you've mentioned a few of them as we've been talking, but like one thing for each pillar, what could somebody do right now? I love it. So if you sit at a desk all day, , setting a timer on your phone with small reminders for you to move your body, even if it's, while you're sitting at your desk doing a spinal twist in your chair, looking over one shoulder, looking over another shoulder.

[00:25:51] Side stretch, extending your legs out, circling your feet, stretching your heads, stretching your neck. These are really small things that can be the difference between feeling like you were run over by the truck, by a truck at the end of the day and, and not. So to keep that super realistic, I usually have to set a timer on my phone for every hour or two to remind me and to cue me for that cues are really powerful when we're trying to create.

[00:26:18] , in terms of stillness, I mentioned, you know, sitting at the edge of your bed and taking a minute or two or five before you pick up your phone in the morning. I think that's, , a really, really powerful, powerful practice. I also know that a gratitude practice, as I mentioned, I think briefly is, , also a really beautiful way to just slow down for a minute when, when our minds are moving really, really quickly. , and I think it goes without saying that seven to eight hours of sleep is really important. , and the science on that is beyond compelling in terms of what it does to prevent Alzheimer's, you know, everything from that to obviously enabling us to think and function optimally during our day and move our bodies.

[00:27:01] And it's the ripple effect of all the pillars. , Nourishment wise, as I mentioned, drink more water and perhaps incorporate another green vegetable. If you don't already have a green vegetable in your day, , incorporate one, if you already have one, incorporate a second one at a second meal, , so that you can have more green vegetables during the day that's deeply.

[00:27:21] Listen to classical music, , while you're working that can also be really nourishing or whatever kind of music you like for that matter. , and in terms of connection, I would say, , bids for connection. So just reach out to someone that you care about , on a regular basis and send them a text that just says, hi.

[00:27:40] That alone can make you and the other person feel really, really good. And just also of course, as I mentioned earlier, watch for filling up on junk food connection because, , that can be a slippery slope. 

[00:27:56] Julie Wald Interview - Mic 1: If there's someone out there that wants to seek out, one-on-one help with you, or they maybe want to bring this into their workplace and don't know how to do that. Where can we find out more about your work and, uh, and the services.

[00:28:05] Julie Wald Interview - USB: Absolutely go to our website. Hey, it's golden.com. You can also find us on LinkedIn and on Instagram at Hey it's golden. And we would be delighted to support both individuals as well as organizations and bringing the four pillars into your life in a realistic and meaningful. 

[00:28:23] Jeremy: Our thanks to Julie Wald. She's the founder and CEO of golden and author of inner wealth.

[00:28:28] How wellness heals, nurtures, and optimizes ultra successful people. You can find out more about her in the show notes for this episode@thefitness.com.

[00:28:37] Three big takeaways from that interview, , balance can mean different things to different people. You may be rocking it with some of the four pillars of wellness, but need to work on others. These will fluctuate. Just find what works for you and stick to it.

[00:28:49] Number two, as you try to build up your four pillars, take small steps and turn them into habits. Taking on too much can add to burnout and will likely fail pretty much every time. And finally, whatever recipe you're using for better wellness, use real ingredients, call or text a friend don't rely on social media for connection, eat real food, enjoy music or art or whatever you want.

[00:29:11] Make sure you're getting enough sleep and moving your body again in ways that work for you and your lifestyle, you don't have to keep up with what everyone tells you. You should be doing all the time, especially on social media. Like so many of us are guilty of trying to do

[00:29:24] Zach: You forgot one thing now.

[00:29:28] Jeremy: what's that

[00:29:29] Zach: napping.

[00:29:30] Jeremy: napping when's the last time you took a nap? Third grade.

[00:29:34] Zach: me, I took one the other day.

[00:29:36] Jeremy: Wow.

[00:29:38] Zach: I actually used my brain tap headset at like four o'clock in the afternoon because I was feeling really run down and I ended up falling asleep

[00:29:46] Jeremy: Wow.

[00:29:47] Zach: and I slept for two hours.

[00:29:48] Jeremy: That's amazing.

[00:29:49] Zach: I never fall asleep in the middle of the day. I produce really, really poor quality work and I'm super tired, but I will not fall asleep in the middle of the day.

[00:29:59] Jeremy: I can't remember the last time I took a nap. It's been years.

[00:30:03] Zach: Although I did wake up crying because I couldn't find my blanky.

[00:30:07] Jeremy: That sounds more like it. 

[00:30:08] Zach: So Jeremy, you don't nap, but if you, the listener. Do you take naps or even have a blankie? We would love to hear about it. So if you want to tell us about that, you can come and join us

[00:30:20] Jeremy: you have a blankie, I want to see pictures in the Facebook group. I don't want to just hear this. I want to see a picture of your blankie in the

[00:30:26] Zach: Stories, pictures, and we'll even go blanky. , maybe, you know, 30 year old stuffed animal. Maybe that would be cool too. That's been through the washer far, too many times. But yeah, join us in our Facebook group, where you and fellow fitness listeners, you can connect for some monthly challenges, accountability to reach your goals and just an overall supportive community. And I'm really hoping we get some pictures of blankies and, and, uh,

[00:30:51] Jeremy: we don't get one, I want one picture of a blankie. That would be amazing.

[00:30:55] Zach: I might have to take a picture of my daughters and just send it in and go in 30 years, this picture will be relevant.

[00:31:02] Jeremy: Exactly. Hey, while you're there, you can learn about our brand new mastermind program. We are launching soon. We're calling it the fit mess method. It's a mastermind for a small group of people who want to collaborate and help each other grow and pursue goals that have been just out of reach for far too long.

[00:31:16] Like making time for naps with our blank.

[00:31:20] Zach: Yeah.

[00:31:21] Jeremy: link is also on our website, the fit mess.com, where we will be back next week with a brand new episode. Thanks for listening.

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Julie Wald

Author, Wellness Coach, CEO and Chief Wellness Officer

Julie Wald, MSW, RYT
A wellness practitioner for over 25 years, Julie Wald is the Founder, CEO and Chief Wellness Officer at Golden, a global leader in wellness education and employee self-care programs. Julie is the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling book, Inner Wealth: How Wellness Heals, Nurtures and Optimizes Ultra-Successful People. In August, Women We Admire named her one of The Top 100 Women Leaders in Healthcare of 2021.

Julie holds a master’s degree in Social Work from New York University and is also a Certified Yoga Instructor, Meditation Teacher, Thai Bodyworker and Reiki Master.