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:
- What you EAT
- How you MOVE
- How you SLEEP
- How you MANAGE STRESS
- How you CONNECT SOCIALLY
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.
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.