I loved speaking on self-care last week for the Optimize Your Health Summit. One of the things I shared was ways anyone can get started on self-care if they notice their body starting to whisper (or yell at them), that something’s not working (and has gotta change).

Go grab a piece of paper and write down the following (and make sure to flag this post to come back to):

The 5 Pillars of Well-Being:

  1. What you EAT
  2. How you MOVE
  3. How you SLEEP
  4. How you MANAGE STRESS

Write down ONE WAY you can improve how you’re doing in each of the pillars.

I’ll start you off with an example. For #1, what you EAT, you could write: cut up fresh fruit and vegetables into a Tupperware on Sundays so I have healthy snack options READILY AVAILABLE for the upcoming week.

Catch my drift?

Write one item for all 5 pillars.

Start small.

Pick one pillar and its item to work on. See how you feel. Working? Feeling better? Keep it, and habit-stack and move onto your next pillar.

Remember, it takes about 21 days to form a habit and 66 days up to approximately 6 months for it to become more automatic. Small movements forward create momentum which is the secret to big transformation.

I also shared in my talk that self-care ain’t all bubble baths and spa days. It’s about examining our scarcity mindset and limiting beliefs and challenging them (one limiting belief at a time). Self-care is about creating boundaries and non-negotiables and protecting them when it’s often easier to just be the YES girl.

Self-care is EVERYTHING to a thriving life.

If I can help get you started and unstuck in your life, I’m here for it.

Happy hugs,

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Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (BlissEssential.co), Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (BusyToBliss.com), Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform EricaDiamond.com® (previously WomenOnTheFence.com®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.