This lovely lady wanted to maintain her anonymity so instead of a Client Interview, I am going to talk a little bit about something I feel very passionate about: self care. As a new mom surrounded by new moms, I realize how many of us are sacrificing ourselves for the betterment of our family. We all fall into the "I can do it better/ faster/ more efficiently so I will just do it" trap. The problem with that is that we are thereby not accepting help and, most importantly, not delegating any tasks. THIS LEADS TO BURN OUT. We end up feeling broken, downhearted and worst of all lonely but surrounded by people.
Self care is so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, you serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. - Eleanor Brown
It's hard to recognize what you are doing and take actionable steps to achieving self care but I have come up with some tips that help me and hopefully they will help you:
Here are my TOP 8 SELF CARE TIPS:
1. Say "no" to the bullshit you don't want to do or deal with. If that means hiring a house keeper to clean your house once a week DO IT. Who cares? You have nothing to prove.
2. Say "yes" to what sets your soul on fire. Did you see some beautiful camel brown yarn on sale at Michaels? Create something out of it, your soul will thank you.
3. STOP SAYING SHIT ABOUT YOURSELF. You wouldn't talk like that to your BFF, would you? Then stop talking down to yourself.
4. Take a social media break. Delete the apps from your phone for a week and see your outlook on life change.
5. Clean out your junk drawer, minimize the shit in your house. If you don't use it or if it isn't beautiful, CHUCK IT THE FUCK OUT. If you surround yourself with less clutter, your mind will be less cluttered. Fact.
6. Drink some goddamn water! We are a dehydrated nation and that leads to many awful things happening to our bodies such as fatigue, stress, weight gain, and botox.
7. Take a bath. Soak in the tub with some epsom salts, a candle and your favourite podcast. Here is one of my favs (note: this is not work or children friendly)
8. Move. I am not saying you need to train for a marathon or some stupid thing, but even a simple walk around the block to creep on your neighbours can work wonders on your soul.