I am still in awe that it is now mid October 2017. Where has the time gone? I am excited for Fall season because it’s the best season of the year. Do you agree? With the fall season, we tend to slow things down and get ready for the year end and I am totally fine with that.
It’s such a nice feeling to wind down to ramp up for 2018, but we need to remember to take time for ourselves in the process. It’s hard when there’s so much more to accomplish before the year is over with, but it’s necessary. I’ve grown fonder of self-care because I realize that no one will take care of me like my mom would (ah, duh!), but she’s in FL. So, my next best option is me..ha! What does self-care mean to you? To me, self-care means a few things:
· Clean Food
· Quality Time
Obviously, there’s many more meanings to self-care, but these are very dear to me. My health is more important to me at age 33 than it ever has been. I truly value my health because you only get one life to live. I intend on living intentionally for the rest of my days. I certainly enjoy eating clean food because there was a time when I didn’t eat it at all and yep, being overweight was a result of that. Exercise is a given…need I say more? At least do what you can. I know we like to sit in front of the computer CREATING that magic, but take a break every hour and walk around for 2 min. Better yet, jog in place! Now, sleep can be debatable amongst entrepreneurs. I’ve had my share of “burning the midnight oil” and barely getting 3-4 hours of sleep a night, but that was not the best idea. Eventually, those lost hours catch up to you and either your mind or body breaks down. Therefore, rest is so important for the mind and sometimes you do mindless activities like people watching … who doesn’t love that? Dreaming is so important because it sets the tone for everything I do. I feel like dreaming and thinking about what could be allows answers to come my way. Again, being intentional helps! Lastly, quality time. Who do you spend your quality time with? For me, it’s my hubby, close friends and family. They mean the world to me.
So, how do you know when it’s time for self-care? I can always tell when I feel like I’m doing ALL the things in my business and nothing is happening. Don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about. Sometimes you ignore the signs and just keep going on and on, but those around you will notice. They may even tell you to go have a seat! Chill out! LOL! You want to continue to be the best you and provide great service to your clients, so please take care of yourself. You are only one person and while you do have super powers, never be afraid to ask for help. Support is all around you. I’m here!
So, get a out a sheet of paper and write down what self-care means to you. DO IT NOW!
If you would like help creating a plan for self-care in your busy schedule, please reach out to me. I am more than happy to take a few min to help you identify a few areas of self-care. Just send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. 2017 is almost over! Have you met all your objectives for the year? If you have projects to still complete or even start, please reach out to me at email@example.com. Implementation and execution is my forte. I will work with you to make sure you achieve operational excellence in your business.