Welcome back to self-care headquarters. I cannot tell you excited I am about the REAL self-care program I am creating- it is so much fun. If you have not been reading my blog this stands for Radiant Essential Amazing Life changing Self-Care. REAL Self-Care. It will be a total program created and divided into 8 fun, dig deep down modules that will change your life.
How do I know this?
I am the retiring queen of superwoman syndrome in overdrive. As far back as I can recall, I am juggling about 3-5 jobs at a time. If a volunteer was needed for a project, I was on it. If something seemed like a good business venture you could count me in. I am busy and I love being busy, creating and doing. However, this took its toll on me. After all, I am a human being….not a human doing. Until the past few years I had not done much being and all sorts of doing. I was tired, frustrated, burned out and resentful. I knew something had to change. The entire field of therapy is super interesting and draws me in but it was too much. So, what does the busy woman do when overwhelmed? What else beside get busy figuring out how to just BE. This is a work in progress and it is a constant struggle for me to slow down and be mindful and here in the moment. I have studied, learned, played with and tried all kinds of self-care techniques.
What did I discover?
Life is better in slow motion. Life is better when you are participating, really participating in each and every moment. Mindfulness is an amazingly deceptively simple seeming concept that is not simple but oh so amazing when you get it down. I learned how to practice mindful meditation. Meditation often leads to creating. This creation, REAL self-care came to me in a mediation. If I had not been listening I would never have heard what I believe is going to be the best program I will ever create. Self-care is not selfish, it is vital and cannot be ignored without consequences.
So where are you? Let’s evaluate!
This program is still in creation mode but the very first thing to do is evaluate where you are right now. How well are you providing self-care for YOU now? I have created a self-care quiz to help you see where you are now. No judging allowed, no beating yourself up for not being where you want to be. It is what it is. I will be honest when I began this journey for peace a few years ago the answer to nearly every question on my quiz would have been a big fat NO. I am super proud to say that now most of the time I can honestly answer YES. Click here to take my self-care quiz to see how well you are providing the nourishing and compassionate care you deserve. Then I invite you to visit my page scroll to the bottom and sign up for updates, free self-care tips and videos and keep up with what I am doing. I would love to create a REAL self-care tribe with you.
Love and light