Reflection is not only for the end of the year when the new year is upon us and all is said and done. You can use this mid-year point to take a pause, reflect on that picture of the future self you had in mind and course correct. Your future-December 2018-self will thank you for the greater clarity, insight and progress made because you took action to remove the distractions and maintain your focus. Love yourself enough to not reach December 2018 feeling as if the year just passed you by in a blur of busyness … More 10 Questions To Help You Re-Commit To Your Self Care Goals
Are you heading towards burnout? Is your body telling you it needs more movement because you sit so much at work? Do you need more sleep to recover from too much activity in your day? Have you received some red flags that something has to change soon? Bare bones honesty about why you want more self care will help you commit to it when distractions come around. … More 10 Ways to Stay Committed To Your Self Care
You don’t have to wait to make a massive change until your busy schedule miraculously opens up. An overhaul can begin with one small move today and continue in increments.
In the same way the tortoise won the race and not the hare, what gives big results in the long run is whats manageable and consistent. The giant fell swoops of action that require major life changes can rubberband you right back to where you started because that kind of effort cannot be maintained. … More Why Self Care Is A Marathon And Not A Sprint
We’ve all been there! Your doing your best to prioritize your self care and have a string of days or even weeks under your belt of better sleep, eating, exercise or maybe even journaling and you feel amazing… only to have it interrupted by an important/ urgent “something” that derails you?
The beautiful momentum that was building up is broken and you tailspin into days or even weeks of struggling to get back to that radiant you, that you had caught a glimpse of. … More What Will Non-Self Care Cost You?
This graphic encapsulates my understanding of how our self care is the very foundation of how we live our lives and influence others, may it be of use to you 🌹 … More Self Care Infographic
In the 2 decades since I started this journey of self care, there were innumerable times that I completely stopped my self care activities for weeks at a time. I’d end up feeling horrible and after it got bad enough, I’d drag myself to begin again and exert my itsy bitsy, teeny tiny attempts at climbing back to the feel good plateau I had maintained before I fell from grace. … More Down on Yourself for Breaking Your Morning Routine? Read This Instead!
She quickly admitted him to the hospital. The tests confirmed that his body was at high risk and all the signs were there. The doctors for that week were taking precautions and on standby. I felt like I was going through my day at gunpoint. Any minute my dad could have that stroke and the doctor’s technology and advanced equipment could or could not save him. … More 3 Types of Habits That Help in Tough Times
Constraints can be that door we relax next to and accept or it can be the catalyst of creative tension that causes us to dig deep and push against it to find ways to open it, go around it or bust it down. … More How Time Constraints Can Fuel Your Motivation
They taught me to never compare myself to others, but instead compare myself to my past. How was life yesterday? How do I improve it today? Those were and are still for them the only questions that really matter.
I learned that I do prefer those days when I get to do all my self care activities done in a concentrated manner in the morning, yet when things out of my control come my way I can roll with the punches. … More Stopping the Madness of Perfectionism: Part 3, The Safety Net