“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” ― Eleanor Brownn
In the United States, we are just a few days away from the 4th of July, which is the celebration of the founding of our nation and FREEDOM. Even if you do not live in the U.S., I am sending a wish for all caregivers to declare independence from the tyranny of “stinkin’ thinkin’.”
Let Freedom Ring as I Declare…..Self-Care is Not Selfish!
When you declare your independence from the negative thoughts and self-doubts that run through your mind, you can live your life more fully. You are a caregiver and a rock of strength for those who depend on you. During this time of celebrating independence, take time to celebrate you and make plans over the coming days to try something new and experience the brilliance you bring to the world beyond caregiving.
Practice Tip: Declare your independence from self-doubt, stress, and the belief that you cannot do something that would give you joy and purpose. Ignite the fireworks in your mind and set an intention to do a new activity of interest in the coming week. You deserve it!
May you and those you care for have a wonderful celebration and Declaration of Independence!
PS: If you would like support to begin to prioritize your own needs through practical self-care strategies, I am participating in a great forum starting next week. You can participate from anywhere and I can get you a free pass.
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My friend and Savvy Self-Care Success Secrets Organizer, Liesel, is passionate about Self-Care. She wasn’t always, though. For most of her life, she believed that Self-Care was selfish, that she had to put everyone else’s needs ahead of her own and help every single person who requested her help, while disregarding her own needs. Because she enjoys helping others, this behavior was automatic for her.
Until one day, when she was beyond exhausted, overwhelmed, resentful and in tears. There was simply too much on her plate, with no end in sight. She couldn’t stand it another day, yet didn’t know what to do to change her situation. “No” was not in her vocabulary.
She realized that no-one else would rescue her from too much on her to-do list and hating Monday mornings. She also realized she didn’t necessarily have the knowledge and skills to take her life in the direction of more joy, meaning and purpose. She embarked on a journey of learning about the “why” and “how” of Self-Care, and even wrote a book about “The Upside of Saying No”.
Our paths crossed during this journey of learning and I am thrilled to be one of 12 experts to participate in the upcoming Savvy Self-Care Secrets Telesummit. It starts on Monday, July 7th and you can claim your FREE access pass at http://bit.ly/savvysg.
How would it be to wake up energized, enthusiastic, brimming with joy and feeling like your life, and what you do every day, has purpose and meaning? I hope you will join me in this upcoming event so we can help you declare your freedom from self-doubt and stress once and for all!