Let’s have a little convo shall we?May 17, 2018
How are you feeling these days? Energized? Full of life? Ready to hit one out of the park? OR Maybe you are feeling just the opposite…Like you are on a treadmill that just won’t stop.
How about we slow it all down for a second.
I have a question for you.
Who have you taken care of today?
Think about it. I know the list is a long one.
Your children, the neighbor’s child, the dog, a friend, your co-worker, your co-worker’s younger sister, the fundraiser happening in your community, your boss, the random woman struggling to get her groceries in her car.
Who is on your list?
Stop and just write out who you have helped, cared for, looked after, supported today.
Now take that all in.
Wow, are those some very lucky people, pets, and communities or what?
Women are experts -no masters– at care-taking.
It is a gift– a true gift.
We also get such a sense of pride and purpose when we use this gift well and in a balanced way.
However, I often tell the women I work with that when you possess this gift—and I am fairly certain you reading this right now do –
You have to protect that gift—fiercely AND by ‘protect’, I mean- be conscience and intentional about where, when, and how often you offer that gift to the world and those around you.
It is so easy to tip the scales with far too many “yeses” and before you know it you have become exhausted, depleted, and wrapped in the heavy coat of resentment.
I always tell women a little way to assess if you are wearing that coat is to check in with how many times you use the word,
– the real ‘F” word as far as I am concerned- over the course of a day.
If that word is a “go-to” in your vocabulary you might just be wearing that heavy coat.
However, the good news is you can take it off at any time!
AND it begins with taking a look at where taking care of yourself has fallen on that list you pumped out above.
Are you on it?
If not, let’s get you on there ASAP.
You see self-care is not a luxury, it is not-not an option, self-care is like oxygen. You NEED it without negotiation.
When you stop caring for yourself as a priority the world loses. We all lose out on the very best parts of who you are.
AND right now, sister, take a good look around. Our world can’t afford that loss.
You see, the nurturing, love, and genuine support that you provide is at the very core of what the world is craving. So without question, your self-care must be on-point. We need the very best of what you have to offer!
So what if this is not so balanced right now in your life?
Well, I have an idea for you.
How about this…
ALL month you focus on savoring who you are.
Savor what matters to you.
Savor the moments that fill you up and energize your life. Center you. Balance you.
Focus this month on Making YOU a priority.
Take a minute or two right now to jot down what those things might be.
Define them and put them in your life every-single-day.
Watch what happens.
Watch the impact of that.