05 May Taking Care of Mama
How many times this year have you stopped, taken a deep breath, and done a self check in?
Sound strange? I would have never even thought to do this prior to a couple years ago, but it saved my life. Not in the physical sense, but in every other way possible.
So many times when I am behind the chair with women in the salon, I hear stories about how they are overwhelmed, anxious, and drained beyond belief. Rushing from one task to another and taking care of everyone else in their lives. And this one hair appointment is supposed to be their “me time” for the month.
I appreciate and get it.. time is scarce now a days, and most people barely have enough of it.
This was my life up until a couple of years ago, until when my business coach recommended for me to take time each week and do a mental awareness check in.
Was I making enough time to Live My Life, or just rushing through it?
For the next several months instead of only focusing on the growth of my business, she turned it around and had me start placing a majority of my emphasis on the growth of Candice.
She had me complete weekly activities that sounded simple, like writing out the top 25 things that I love to do and right beside it a checkmark if I had done it within the last 3 to 6 months. This was eye-opening for me!
She then encourage me to use the same list and asked me to choose 10 things off of it, and actually schedule them within my life. Instead of taking it by chance that I might just happened to stumble onto one of these, she wanted me to make them a priority.
This was such a new concept to me, using my planner to incorporate not just meetings and appointments, but things that were also fulfilling to me and my overall well being
Since then, I’m happy to say that I find ways to satisfy my “me time” daily. I have a weekly reminder list that breaks it down to the day, all the things I wanted to incorporate into my life. From a simple oatmeal bath and a glass of wine (Friday evenings), to when I’m going to meal prep (Thursdays/Sundays). I can’t tell you how great it feels to already have a sense of peace when it comes to my routine. Especially after becoming a mom of 2 Little’s (Kingston, 3 & Houston,2). I encourage you to try it on, and start small. Choose a day to bring something new into your world, or reintroduce something that might have been lost that you used to love
I’m always looking for inspiration from other women… if you have something amazing that you incorporate into your week already, please share
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