Let’s talk for a minute about the ENERGY of self-care.
Self-care seems like this thing that should come to us easily and effortlessly.
The truth is that for many of us, it doesn’t work that way most of the time.
A huge learning for me over the past few years is that truly looking after ourselves takes energy, time, commitment and effort.
It takes SHOWING up for yourself. Even when you don’t feel like it.
(and being extra kind to yourself on the days when you just can’t get there, and starting fresh the next day)
What does self care, reducing your stress, reducing your feelings of overwhelm REALLY look like?
It looks like putting your phone away while you spend 20-30 minutes doing something for you.
It looks like making your medical appointments and going to them.
It looks like saying no.
It looks like moving your body some way, somehow even on the days when you don’t really feel like it.
It looks like (maybe) taking medication.
It looks like doing things that fill YOUR cup, not someone else’s.
It looks like rediscovering what you enjoy doing in adulthood.
It looks like trial and error.
It looks like starting new each and every day, even when yesterday didn’t go as planned.
It looks like learning new skills and tools that maybe we haven’t used before.
It looks like showing up for yourself.
It looks like a continuous improvement journey.
It looks like having an accountability partner.
It looks like getting support along the way.
It looks like having others around you that help lift you up.
It’s not all positive and happy.
But every step, every day can lead you to a place where you feel like a better version of yourself.
Want to feel like a better version of you and reduce stress and overwhelm?
The Self Care Road Map program helps you find your OWN priorities for feeling good (not what someone else says you should do).
You'll work on:
How to stop feeling so busy
How to feel joyful about putting yourself FIRST.
How to prioritize yourself and the things you enjoy when it feels like you are always last on the list or have no energy left at the end of the day.
How to say "no" and create healthy boundaries around your time.
How to reduce time-sucking distractions in your day (hello, technology!)