Today we are talking about the importance of high quality self-care.  I know, I know. You are so busy. You barely have time to take a shower, let alone consistently practice quality self-care. Every time I bring this up, I get the look. You know, that look that says, “Yeah, ok, lady. Sure, that would be nice, but it’s not gonna happen.” I can relate because I have been there and I still am there sometimes, if I’m being totally honest.  When I started grad school, I was 8 months pregnant with my first baby and I have been basically running myself ragged ever since.  3 years of grad school, 2 years of graduate certificate training, full-time employment, 2 babies, 5 pets, 10 half-marathons, starting and building my own business… I am crazy busy, all the time.

However, while I have been on this crazy journey, I have learned that when I stretch myself too thin, I don’t have anything leftover for my children, my clients, my friends, and my family.  And I know deep down, that this is absolute truth for all of us.  When you are constantly go-go-going, taking care of children, the pets, the business, the clients and not yourself, you become depleted.  You give and give and give until there is nothing left which means that the quality of what you are able to give to others – practically, mentally, and emotionally – diminishes.  You show up in your relationships as distracted, scattered, and exhausted.  Let me ask you a question, if you aren’t able to pause and enjoy the blessings in your life right now, what makes you think you will be able to do so in the future? Give the video a watch and then download your own copy of the self-care self-assessment right here.  I’d love to hear what insights you have!

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