3 Biggest Myths About Self-Care and Why Putting It Off Can Shorten Your Life

3 Biggest Myths About Self-Care and Why Putting It Off Can Shorten Your Life

Now is the time to invest in yourself and self-care.

 

 

Why? Because we don’t know how much time we have left before a major life event happens. Divorce, death of a loved one, losing a job, a significant health setback or diagnosis, or an accident can happen at any time.

 

 

Are you mentally, physically and emotionally ready to handle things that come your way?

 

 

 

Self-care is what got me through the toughest years of my life while growing my business and raising a toddler. I was able to grow stronger through the grief and sadness because I practiced 100% Guilt-Free Self-Care.

 

 

For many, self-care becomes deferred maintenance. We put off what needs to be done for a variety of reasons. The result is the same:

 

We cause damage to our lives in the long run by not taking care of ourselves now.

3 Biggest Myths About Self-Care

and Why Putting It Off Can Shorten Your Life

 

Myth #1: Self-care is frivolous, expensive and optional.

 

Self-care is the intentional actions we take in order to thrive in our lives. Taking care of our body, mind, and spirit now can improve the quality of your life now and in the future.

 

Self-care isn’t just manicures, massages and mama’s weekend getaways.

 

Self-care is, but not limited to:

  • Sleeping + rest.
  • Moving your body.
  • Quieting your mind.
  • Maintaining your physical environment.
  • Maintaining your relationships with others.
  • Establishing a loving + supportive relationship with yourself.
  • Being a lifelong learner.
  • Being part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Connecting with others.
  • Doing what you need to do in order to thrive, not just survive.

 

Mindset is free and quite honestly has been the biggest part of my own self-care practice.

 

Myth #2: Sleep isn’t that important. I can get by on less. Or I’ll sleep when I’m dead.

 

Research shows that lack of sleep can lead to loss of productivity, lack of mental clarity, accidents at work + on the road and some studies suggest a shortened lifespan. So if you aren’t sleeping 7-9 hours on the regular you might be headed down a dangerous road.

 

Myth #2: I don’t have time to exercise/ I hate exercise. 

Research shows exercise can be done anywhere and takes less time than you think. With a new mindset exercise can become effortless.

 

Plus exercise helps you sleep, protects from long term degenerative disease and also helps you live longer.

 

Myth #3: I know what to do, I’ll just make it happen on my own.

 

The fact is most people need support and accountability to accomplish their goals. Few people can do it on their own. If that’s you – hooray! If you are like most people, you know what to do, but you just can’t get yourself to do what needs to be done.

 

I can help with that. I am creating a community of people just like you who want to feel better because they are taking self-care seriously. Together we’ll write a plan, dig into your personal obstacles, call you out when we need to and cheer you on as you accomplish your goals.

 

What are you waiting for? Enrollment for Deferred Maintenance is open now.

 

 

A class for those of us who are always putting self-care off.

In this 6 week class we will focus on self-care 101. Each week we will focus on a different area of self-care, make a plan and hold each other accountable.

This class is perfect for:

  • Parents who have put self-care on the back burner because of kids.
  • Women who work for themselves (and never seem to stop)
  • People who put everyone else’s needs in front of their own.This class will be on-line so you can be anywhere in the world.

 

 

The sessions will be recorded and sent after each class.

 

 

$347 until 6/1/18

Sign up before Memorial Day at you get a 30 minute BONUS one-on-one session with me

$399 after 6/2

SIGN UP NOW!

 

 

National Compliment Day is Today!

National Compliment Day is Today!

 

Yes, National Compliment Day is a real thing!

 

National Compliment Day was established in 1998 as a way to connect people and to spread some positivity.

 

Did you know giving compliments is good for you? It trains the mind to notice the positive and both the giver and the receiver benefit. The receiver feels good from being noticed and the giver feels good for the noticing.

 

Compliments aren’t just for appearance! Remember you could praise someone’s helpfulness, their courage to stand up for others, their compassion for seeing the suffering of others, or their work ethic. Most of us give more of what we are praised for, so bring up what you’d like to see more of in the world.

 

And if someone’s shoes are so cute you can’t stand it, I’m sure they’d love to hear how much you appreciate their style statement too.

 

One way to celebrate is to shout out a compliment to someone on social media with the hashtag #NationalComplimentDay.

 

Another way would be to send someone a thank you card, text or letter telling them how they have positively impacted your life.

 

Another way would be to send your favorite Galentine’s compliment presents – I love this notebook for your brilliant bestie, this mug for your resilient sister,  and these glasses for you and your BFF to celebrate Galentine’s Day (Feb 13th).

 

What ways will you celebrate National Compliment Day?