I have come to connect that when I feel diminished or lethargic, it is a leak of energy/power that needs to be sealed. Whether the leak is coming from people in our lives who drain us, physical pain, mental worries, spiritual disconnect, etc, taking time to practice self-care—sometimes in radical form—is the best thing we can do for ourselves and our personal power.
Today, I am choosing to take back my power by practicing self-care in the forms of connection, bubble baths, writing, good coffee and time to be alone.
What will you do today to take back your power?
Each week I carve out a few hours to go to a coffee house and be intentional with my planning. Without the distractions of home tasks, I feel like not only is it a treat to my soul to splurge on an amazing bulletproof coffee, but it also gives me the space to look at different areas of my life with a deliberate focus.
I have learned over the years that part of having a successful business is making time for planning and learning to be organized. When my business feels purposefully directed, so does my personal life because I am not spinning with disorganized worries and unfinished business. My play time feels free and spacious.
Plus, it is such a treat to have time outside of the normal work and home to self reflect, set goals and gather up my thoughts.
What kind of deliberate planning do you practice?
We are headed into the season where gratitude and thankfulness seems to be on everyone’s radar a bit more. What if instead, we all chose to make gratitude a habit everyday! I often teach that it isn’t about being grateful for the obvious—those are great—but what if you started to look closer for the less obvious things to be grateful for?
Today, I am grateful for being called on my cranky mood because I got to make a choice to shift. I am grateful for the ability to treat myself to a house cleaner so I can rest my body. I am grateful for understanding. I am grateful for opportunities. I am grateful for consistency.
What are you grateful for?
Can you believe there is just 12ish weeks left in 2017? You might gasp (and I do) but you might also feel like that still gives you plenty of time to get so stuff done. Have you thought about some goals that you have to finish out the year?
Here is what I came up with for me:
finish the draft of my book
return to walking 2 miles daily
save at least $1000
plan (and reserve) a vacation
eliminate what doesn’t feed my soul
add 10 people to my team
eat sushi at least 3x
read 4 books
write blog post on each blog 4x
reconnect with friends, purposely
have less pain
go on an overnight date
get my new planner ready for 2018
reach long distance clients
eat real breakfast 3x week
let go of perfection
lean into loving myself more