I’m loving everything this year has offered already including the struggles.
I’ve learned quite a few valuable lessons already and I’m certain the best is yet to come.
So far, I’ve learned the importance of having a plan for your vision in order to move beyond it.
I also learned how to trust the plan and remain committed to it.
Trusting the plan has given me the confidence to take the first step and trust that the rest of the path is being created for me.
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to reflect and realized that I was too committed to the plan.
I’d convinced myself that being in a constant state of busyness was productive, then wondered why I was feeling lethargic.
Remaining committed to the plan does not mean racing against time feeling like you have to get EVERYTHING on your to-do list completed.
The to-do list is never-ending.
I noticed that although I had scheduled days off in my plan, I wasn’t actually taking them.
I was feeling extremely exhausted and totally disconnected.
Burnout was starting to kick in.
On Saturday, I finally gave myself permission to take a day, without feeling any guilt about it.
You cannot give to anyone what you are not willing to give to yourself.
I wasn’t thinking about work, calendars, or emails. I was able to completely disconnect and enjoy myself.
In fact, I didn’t just take one self-care day, I took two.
I went to the spa to celebrate a sister friend’s birthday Saturday evening and it was amazing.
I left feeling relaxed, renewed, and ready to forge ahead.
On Sunday, I spent the day in New York City having brunch with another sister friend.
It was just the thing I needed. A great addition to an already relaxing weekend.
I am mine before I am anyone else’s.
You have to be willing to give to yourself the same care and attention that you give to others.
Giving to yourself does not mean that you are selfish or neglecting the responsibilities in your life.
Self-care days allow you the space to reflect on the things that you’ve already accomplished, all while tending to your needs.
Give to yourself and watch other areas of your life improve drastically.
Your business, partner, family, and friends will all be grateful to you for taking care of your self.
When was your last self-care day? What do you do for self-care?
I’d love to hear from you.
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