78: Finding Rest + Fun When You’re a Type A Woman with Carlie Kercheval

Are you a Type A woman—someone who is a high achiever and struggles with being a perfectionist? If so, you probably wonder: why is it so hard it is for a Type A woman to find rest, and to have fun? The struggle is real for a Type A women to incorporate rest, life balance and to make it feel like a natural part of self care. 
Rest doesn’t come naturally for us Type A women, but it is possible to create a lifestyle of more calm and rest… and, yes, to even begin to enjoy restful activities! On today's podcast episode you'll hear from two recovering perfectionists on why it's so hard to rest and how we've made rest and fun a regular part of our busy lifestyles.
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Today’s podcast conversation is like true confessions for Type A women who struggle with perfectionism. My dear friend Carlie Kercheval and I are sharing our struggles with rest and what it’s been like for us—two very driven, high achievers who have struggled with rest our whole lives—to create sustainable self care lifestyles that welcome in fun.
You’ll learn:
  • Why it’s so hard for so many Type A women to relax and have fun
  • Lies you may be believing that are sabotaging your attempts to find rest 
  • Fresh ideas on how to let go and enjoy life more for Type A women
If you are a Type A high achieving women too and want to have a calmer lifestyle but really struggle with enjoying rest, you'll love all the practical tips and laughter in today's episode! Don’t miss it!
Carlie Kercheval is a Bible teacher and best-selling author. She has been married to her college sweetheart, Michael, since June 2000. Together they have been blessed with three precious children and just began their 16th year of homeschooling. Carlie is a Certified Life Breakthrough Coach, Certified Marriage Mentor®, and co-author of the best-selling couple's devotional, Consecrated Conversations. She and her husband created The Marriage Legacy Builders Monthly Bible Study Program to help couples enjoy spending time in God's Word together. Their family resides on the coast of South Carolina with their three Standard Poodles.

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