Since I was a kid and have always loved words (#englishprof). Writing was a source of outlet for me since I was really young. I used to rewrite animal fun facts, provide written commentary on characters I read in books, and make up stories of lonely kids and dogs finding each other. Clearly I wasn’t the most fun child to have a play date with lol
Writing back then was a way for me to do something with my weird and often wild imagination. Writing took me to places deep within and far outside myself. As I got older, I realized I had ideas and feelings that I didn't know what to do with. Many times, writing was what saved me.
It was a way for me to feel less alone and to look inside for the answers rather than be confused by what advice was being offered around me.
To this day, I use journaling to see my feelings on the page and move the heaviness (or inspiration!) inside so that I can focus on better feelings.
I’ve truly seen the...
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:
I’m about to blow the self care social media paradigm right open.
Self care is not just bubble baths and face masks.
Let me explain a little more… When I talk about self care, I really mean two things: fluffy self care and icky self care.
Fluffy self care is a lot of the socially known self care: things like pedicures, massages, pouring bath salts in overflowing tubs…
Icky self care, on the other hand, is all the stuff that actually supports us and our wellbeing on a deep, soul level, but isn’t what we typically want to do. This includes looking at financials, setting boundaries, having hard conversations, reflecting and healing trauma, taking responsibility for parenting ourselves…
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Being the (self proclaimed) Self Care Queen, I’d like to think I lean into both equally (although history would show I tend to dive...
I think you might be ready for the up-level!
Creating a morning routine for myself was a gamechanger as I was building a business.
It was even more integral when I was working through some personal healing.
Waking up early continues to be one of the keys to my success, including the ability to happily manage my numerous responsibilities, passions, and dreams.
Because I spend a lot of my day giving to others—teaching at the college, holding space in a yoga studio, nurturing my community—it has become a priority to find quiet, solo time.
I am more mindful and in momentum when I wake up early.