We all know that self-care is important for our well-being, our health, and our happiness. Yet many of us don't take the time to add these practices into our daily lives.
In this special guest blog post, 6 coaches and healers, including myself, share some of our favorite self-care practices that you can start using today. I hope you enjoy!
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One of my favorite most powerful deep-level self-care practices is bringing myself back into the present moment.
When I’m feeling stressed or anxious it's usually coming from a thought or a feeling from the past or a worry about something in the future.
These are two things that don’t exist and we have complete control over how they affect us.
All I do is, as soon as I’m feeling that stressed anxious feeling, take a few deep breaths to ground myself in my body. I acknowledge how I’m feeling and ask myself...
What Do You Think Your Limitations Are?
So as you begin to dream bigger and set big goals what does the voice say in your head?
What do you think might be blocking you, stopping you from having everything you dream of?
At the moment you write down that big dream, what pops up in your head? Pay attention because a lot of the time, we are so used to this negative voice in our head, we don’t even notice it.
When working with people and when I’m working on my dreams we will often think, I have a block.
What is my block? Why can’t I figure it out? Why can’t I get there?
Well over time I learned it's hiding right there in your head, you just have to pay attention.
So the next time you're working on something or writing out your goals and desires in the morning, stop for a moment and listen.
What is that voice saying? Some people call it the ego, and some have a name for it. Negative Nancy, Debbie Downer, Party...
What Standards Do You Use As Your Guide?
When you are doing something in your life whether it be your work, the way you eat, work out, your relationships, or the way you have fun, what do you use as a standard guide to what you do and how you do it?
For example, do you feel you have to put in a certain amount of time to earn a certain amount of money? Or, do you believe that you solve a problem or finish a job and you should get paid? A lot of people believe and a lot of corporations believe you should trade time for money but I think this just creates the opportunity for less than desirable outcomes and unhappy people.
I think we should focus on doing the best possible work in the least amount of time by being intentional with the way we do things.
How about working out? Do you ever limit yourself because you might think or society might think, you’re this old and you can’t do that, or you shouldn’t do that?
I hear this all the time about...
Being Reasonable VS Dreaming Big
When we were little kids our parents read us beautiful stories about amazing things. We were encouraged to dream big, and use our imagination, the bigger the better, the more creative the better. As a matter of fact, I remember doing this on the daily, and living this way was complete bliss.
I had a whole dream world going on and in this world, I had complete control of how everything played out.
Well, believe it or not, this is really how our world works, we get what we have the courage to ask for and if you ask for small you will get small.
Then as we get older we are told to color in the lines, follow the rules, be quiet, respect authority, be reasonable, blah blah blah.
So which is it? It’s a bit confusing, right?
Well being reasonable never got anyone anywhere fabulous. I would argue that anyone who has any amazing experiences in their life had to have some big unreasonable...
Get Unstuck Series - Learning Your Dreams, Passions, & Purpose
In this next episode of the “Get Unstuck Series” I thought it would be good to talk about how to dream big, and find your passions, & purpose.
What does that even mean?
Speaking from experience, when I was feeling beyond stuck. I mean, I was so freaking stuck I couldn’t even begin to know what I wanted.
I had to start reconnecting with myself. Who was I now, who was I before, what do I want, Am I even allowed to dream big?
I mean I actually used to think, why bother? I was so beaten down that I didn’t even know where to start.
So what I did was I went back. I went back to a time before I was beaten down, when I remember being happy, inspired, and excited about everything in life.
I thought to myself, I need to feel this way again.
I have to, and everyone needs to feel this way.
Don’t try to sell me the line, oh Tina grow up, not everything is fun and...
In order to start to dream big and to be able to bring these dreams into our reality, we need to get aligned with them.
We know our core values, so we know where we want to focus our energy. But how do we protect our energy and get into a higher vibration in our lives?
Now if you haven’t yet written out your core values, go back and listen to episode 012 of the Soul Aligned Self Care Podcast
However, you don’t need to do this to benefit from reading this blog post today. So continue on and listen to 012 later.
We do this by putting ourselves in the right environment surrounding ourselves with positive influences and also, consuming the right media for us personally.
Everybody is individual, they have their loves and dislikes. This can be very personal. But I can help guide you and show you what works for me personally and you can adjust it to fit into your life.
To me, this is very powerful deep-level self-care and love. It’s...
In order to get where you want to go, to reach those big goals & dreams, you need to know where you are starting. You need to acknowledge yourself, and all the successes and struggles you’ve experienced.
Just like when you're driving somewhere using a GPS, you need a starting point and then a destination in order to get to where you’re going successfully.
Your life is the same way so today we are going to talk about how we can acknowledge, celebrate, and then activate ourselves to move forward in order to get out of that stuck position.
We are going to take a fun and quick assessment to see where you might be out of balance in your life and then we will focus on how to find out what our core values are. Only after this can we start to dream big and then start to move toward those dreams.
Are you ready to get started?
Starting with the...
I decided to tackle this topic mostly because not only have I been experiencing this more lately, but also just about everyone I know.
Over the past few years, a lot of us have changed. Some of us have really been focused on how to really be an authentic version of ourselves and to honor that 100 % of the time.
I've seen this with myself, my clients, and my friends.
I believe the climate of the world around us really has awakened us, made us hop off the hamster wheel of life, and paused for a moment. I mean, we were kinda forced to. Which I believe was a good thing!
The question that has come up is, what the heck am I doing? Why am I doing it? How does this serve me? This is nuts!
A Lot of us have discovered that we are doing things that are not true to us at our deepest level, not aligned with our values at all.
A lot of us spend almost all of our time, our most valuable asset, doing things that don’t light us up inside or...
If you knew you could have anything you wanted without fail, what would you pursue?
This is the magic question.
Most people don’t go much further than this because they don’t think they can have what they want.
They might think it’s too big, too much, too whatever.
Or, they might think, I’m too young, too old, not educated enough, not experienced enough.
The bigness of it overwhelms you and it feels much safer to stick with the status quo.
I’m here to tell you, if you can think it, dream it, you get to have it.
Think of it this way. As soon as it pops into your head, it exists. It’s there, bamm, you just started the creation process. Don’t leave it hanging!
Think about the i phone. If someone told you about a dream they had to create this handheld iphone/computer in the 70s you would have thought they were bat shit crazy.
But here we are.