When was the last time you took a break for yourself?


I mean a REAL break.

The kind of break where there is absolutely nothing on your to-do list.

Where you create a sacred space and time for you to LOVE ON YOU HARD.

There’s no - “I have to’s . . . I need to’s . . . I should’s.”

Just you and a whole lot of time to rest your mind and body.


I know you’ve been craving it.

I know your brain has been struggling with it.

I know it’s uncomfortable to think about taking a break when the brain goes straight to thinking out about all the inconveniences you would cause in order to create that space.

I've got you.  As I was there just last week. 

My body had been nudging me to take a sabbatical week, but my brain kept resisting.

“No, I have too many things to do.”

“I can’t just take a week off when I have all these meetings booked. What are they going to think?”

“I’ll have more time in September.”


So what did I do next?

I used up more energy to talk about taking a break, without taking action on it. Hahahaha.

To my partner. To my friends. In my head.

“I need a break.”

“I need a break.”

“I need a break.”


OK enough.

Within an 8 hour span:

  • I had a friend share her story of “needing a break” then breaking her leg in order to get her break,
  • A client told me in a session, “I need a break,” where I then proceeded to help her block out a week for her own self-care without mind drama, and
  • I heard about a friend who was taking a week off for his birthday.


When you are in partnership with your mind, body and spirit, there is always a way to receive the balance you want.

If you can’t hear the call internally the first few times, there’s plenty of reminders reflected back to you in your world.

And because you decided that you’re doing this for you and that you matter, you know you can do it, even when you have guilt show up to say “you shouldn’t.”


That’s because you know that being your true self is your superpower.

You get more done, in less time. You see the results you want.


If you’re exhausted, easily frustrated and too tired to be present, you are not truly you, you’re not thinking clearly and you’re not wholeheartedly in service.

Even superheroes get to have sabbaticals.


Decide to make it work for you and for all, and it will be done.

“I am taking a week off.”

No drama.


Just YOU showing up to serve.


Be truly you,

xo Vanessa

P.S. What would it feel like to have your own back when you decide to take time out for yourself? For you to know what works best for your well-being and to honour it knowing that it will undeniably help others? When you work with me, you learn to see yourself as you always wanted to be.  You learn to turn your fear of disappointment, guilt and shame into grace, compassion and service.  You find a way that works best for you, no matter what other people might say. Have your own back today and come do this impactful work. Book your consult here.


Vanessa Leung is a Certified Mindset and Spiritual Life Coach, Speaker, Blogger, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Reiki energy practitioner and the founder of 80/20 Living & Co.

Vanessa teaches simple and practical tools to help purpose-driven leaders and entrepreneurs to succeed with ease and get sh*t done without the mind games. She helps her clients get right down to the root cause of all their fears, anxiety and self-doubt. 

Her clients learn to lead powerfully as their whole-hearted self by letting go of the hustle, people-pleasing and perfectionism in a way that is compassionate and self-loving.  They step into a new habit of being someone who naturally has more fun and more time and space to enjoy the things they love.

In every session, Vanessa’s clients uncover a deeper trust in themselves to follow-through on their goals with ease.  They are able to own their fears, make decisions with confidence, and truly embrace their own process and progress in life and business.

There's only one skill you need to move forward with confidence.  

When she’s not deep in creating new realities with her clients, you’ll find her out in the forest with her fur-love, Barley, or in the kitchen with her partner cooking up a storm.

Her power statement is I AM IN IT NOW.

Are you ready to live in SELF-MASTERY?

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