There's been a lot of talk lately among my clients + friends about self care. More specifically, that they (read: we, as I'm included in this) feel guilty for taking time for themselves.
As a person who is strict with boundaries + is clear on what makes me 100% whole as a human being, rest assured, taking time to rest, recharge + rejuvenate each day, is not selfish. It's self-full.
It's taken me a long time to realize this, and I've finally learned the impact on a larger scale. I absolutely slip some times and put everything + everyone else ahead of me, yet I always come back and balance out.
You're on this planet to contribute in a B I G way.
In order to fulfill your life's purpose, you need to be in tip-top share, truly taking care of yourself day to day, in order to avoid burn out.
Recognizing what you require each day to fuel you is essential. It's different for all of us, so take the time to learn what keeps you clear. Trust me, your body, friends, family, the planet, will thank you.
You'll be a better leader, friend….human being. period.
What's important to me:
(it's all very simple…)
// wake ups with Mike + our pup
// my morning routine: coffee, meditation, dry brush, shower
// time outside
// walks in nature (same same as above, yet different)
// green juice or smoothie
// tonics for optimum health
// evening walk
// bed by 9:30 (heading to bed when the clock still reads 8 is a dream - no joke)
Create a list of your 5 - 10 non-negotiables. Those things that absolutely need to occur each day to keep you grounded + connected.
The practice is keeping them non-negotiable. Daily.
Practice, not perfection.
Begin with one.
Practice + Grow.
Take care of yourself.
Love, Tracy xo