Have you ever noticed that sometimes, talking about self-care evokes some strong emotions?
You aren’t alone.
The first time I can remember being asked, “how are you taking care of yourself?” I burst into tears. I felt embarrassed that I couldn’t hide my struggle. I felt ashamed that I wasn’t doing EVERYTHING better. I was a perfectionist who was in denial about my own needs.
One of the many things I hear from women is that they know they need to take better care of themselves but feel guilty about it.
Yup. Been there.
One of my recent workshop participants summed it up perfectly: “I feel like a jerk.”
We laughed. Because it was true.
We can all relate to this on some level.
While we’ve heard, you can’t pour from an empty cup, I can attest to the fact that you can pour from a cracked, damaged or half-full cup. I think my family limped along for a while I kept pouring from my half-full cup.
If you are feeling depleted and overwhelmed, chances are you are pouring from a half-full cup.
We all have many priorities — there isn’t one person I’ve coached that has only one thing going on!! — can you make feeling better ALSO a priority?
This isn’t, “I care for me instead of caring for…”
This also isn’t, “I care about me more than I care about…”
In the simplest terms, this is, “I care about myself ALSO.”
I’ve learned a lot of things about myself, and about self-care over the last six years, and I can tell you from experience, you don’t have to suffer.
There are ways to bring more care into your life — no matter how busy you are — and that you deserve to feel better.
Whatever emotions get evoked by taking a hard look at your current self-care, I’m here to help.
My Grace & Space Self-Care Circle was created to guide you to on your personal self-care journey. It is a minimal time investment for a huge shift: for your self-care to be a priority and to build your habits around self-care.
Click on over to learn more about it and apply. (There is no obligation by applying. I’ll open the door if it seems like we are a fit.)
I want you to be happy, proud and clear. For me, and I’m guessing for you too, that begins with a committed effort to your self-care.