Do you have a relationship that you wish was better- such as your co-worker, your partner, or a family member? Most of us would answer that with an emphatic yes! Relationships that are strong and healthy add so much fulfillment to our lives. Yet, when relationships are “off” (especially our closest relationships), they become a source of frustration and stress. You want it to be better, yet you don’t know how to make that happen, and the frustration and unhappiness can drag on for too long…sometimes to the point of ending the relationship. There is a solution.
Are you fully present in your life? Or if truth be told, you feel like time moves too fast and that you are on a treadmill of grinding and hustling your way to the “Next-Thing”? I’ve got good news. There is a much better and more effective way to achieve even your biggest, most audacious goals! You will want to include this vital success strategy…Integration Time. What is integration time? It is the simple (and enjoyable) practice of acknowledging the small wins all along the way to the ‘Big Goal”. If you aren’t actively integrating, you are robbed of the present moment.
A while ago, I met my friend, Teri for tea. She shared the details of her experience at a wellness spa in Palm Springs, which included a diet of primarily fresh expressed juice. Looking at Teri’s clear eyes and radiant skin-I knew there was something to this “juicing’ thing. I did my online research, and “voila,” a few days later, I was the proud owner of an expensive, gigantic juice machine!
Have you ever worked hard on something only to experience that it just isn’t working out the way you imagined, leaving you feeling frustrated and stressed? Several months ago I had this exasperating situation. An inspiring 3-month long project that began as a labor of love became hard. Too hard. To the point that it was stressful and no longer enjoyable. For a bit, I continued to push forward, ignoring the signals I received physically and emotionally. I wracked my brain and reviewed the details and strategies of this project to the point that I literally got tired of it. I put it aside. I felt a lot of different emotions, as “giving up” isn’t one of my go-to behaviors. Here’s what happened next….
How’s your self care? Cultivating daily self care requires two things… consideration of self (how do I feel, what do I need right now) and action (choosing an activity that uplifts you and gives you a sense of well- being.) As you build your self-care capacity, it will become a part of every day life to consider yourself and take care of you. Here are some areas to draw from for your own self care. The choices are endless.
Learn how to become “full of yourself” and have more energy, more well-being, a better relationship to yourself and others and more success in your business and your life than ever before. What is Self Care and why is it absolutely essential to the quality of your life and bear a direct relationship to business success? Self Care is defined as the practice of rituals, routines, and behaviors that support you to be at your best: emotionally, physically, and spiritually. There is quite a range of what true self care looks like for a person.