I am Enough

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In your most challenging moments, it’s easy to fall back into old patterns. 

But these mantras will help you navigate change and uncertainty.

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Self-care is not selfish…it is necessary. 

Here are some quick reasons why


One of my favorite ways to relieve anxiety and practice self care is to take a long hot shower. Over Christmas, my mom introduced me to shower steamers and now I’m obsessed. Adding aromatherapy to my shower experience is an incredible way to disconnect from my troubles and reset my mood. 


My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh is a dark, sometimes hilarious, but incredibly gripping novel about a woman that decides to hibernate for a year with the help of illegal prescription drugs. While I love inspiring books, I also love a good read that allows me to see varying points of view. I really enjoyed this book. 


As a part of My Reset Year, I’m currently building out a list of 52 mini challenges to find your inner spark and cultivate the change you need. Here’s a sneak peek related to rest and relaxation: 

Host yours own mini retreat. Some people go on retreats to take a break from the demands of daily life and relax in a peaceful setting. Others go on retreats to reflect or learn new skills. Retreats can be a great way to step back from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take time to focus on yourself and your personal growth.

All you need to do is to book a hotel stay for a long weekend and allow yourself to disconnect. Then plan simple activities like journaling, creating, reading, and reflecting to achieve your desired outcomes. 


I just returned to Austin from a glorious trip to New Orleans.

I was officially there to attend a baby shower and reconnect with old friends. But the trip was transformational.

I’d been searching for clarity… on what’s next and who I aim to be after finishing The Reset Workbook, scheduled to debut in December 2023 with Penguin Random House.

While I was there, I found clarity in an unexpected way.

I’m already doing what I want to do.

Reading, writing, creating, coaching, marketing, designing.

That’s who I am at my core: a man of many slashes.

So allow me to reintroduce myself.

My name is Justin Shiels and I’m a Creative Consultant / Coach / Illustrator / Author / Speaker

I would be honored to work with likeminded businesses and people to solve complex problems in interesting ways.

If you’re interested in connecting, you can always replay to this email to start the conversation. 

Here’s a link to my website to learn more.

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