How To Never Skip Out On Your Self Care Again
Nov 25, 2020
Ever feel the pangs of guilt when you close your laptop lid to go for a midday walk? The shame in soaking in a bubble bath and journaling while your email inbox notifications ping?
You are not alone!💕
There were so many times when I pushed through and ignored my own needs, thinking that hustling and bustling was the way to go.
When things got overwhelming or busy, instead of slowing down, my self care was the first to go.
☕️ More coffee for the late nights.
🍔 More take out food as I rushed between meetings.
This was the pattern until it wasn’t; burnout caused me to hit rock bottom, and I had to do things differently.
So, if you’re in the same boat, I’ve got a few tips on how to never skip your self care again. 👇
🥇First thing’s first, you need to know:
- You are deserving of it. Yep, if you’ve been waiting for permission to light a candle and just jump into the bath, I’m giving it to you right now. You were born worthy of taking care of yourself. Somewhere along the way you might have been told you need to put everyone else before you--that it is selfish to say no, to prioritize our own needs, but that simply isn’t true. How can you show up for your people in the biggest and best ways if you’re not showing up for yourself? It’s the old pouring from an empty cup analogy.
📆 Secondly, you’re not just going to magically appear in a yoga class:
- You gotta schedule it. Just like when you schedule your sales calls, your doctor’s appointments, and other things that are “urgent” or “important” or “essential” you have to schedule your self care. Being someone who has long days, I bookend my day with self care in the AM and PM and then embed practices throughout the day so that I am filling myself up continually as I pour out my energy to others and into my work. Take a look at your weekly schedule and start to see where you have 5, 10, 15, or 30 minute timeslots to add in time for yourself. Usually these will be fluffy self care moments where you need mindfulness practices and mindset tools to keep you calm, focused, and ready to interact with others.
🤝Finally, you don’t have to do this alone:
- Find an accountability person to keep you on track. In #SundaySelfCareClub we call these humans MoMentors (no relation to a Dementor although we very much appreciate a good Harry Potter reference around here). These are people (Mentors!) who keep you in Momentum all week long and make sure you feel supported in ticking the self care activities off your list. There’s nothing like having a DM or voice note ping your phone as a reminder that someone else is in this self care game with you.
… If 2020 taught us anything it’s that we need to put our own oxygen mask on first. Taking care of ourselves is paramount to surviving and thriving. 🚀
If you need support with your self care--so that you don’t have to schedule the time to schedule the self care (that’s a tongue twister!), sign up for the next #SundaySelfCareClub! ✨
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