Hi , hope you're really well.
I wanted to talk about fighting for what you love today. I'm not just talking about love in the romantic sense. This is about you, your self-care, putting you as the priority.
Whatever your personal situation, if you don't actively take the time each day to take care of your needs first, you will not thrive as a person. I know that sounds harsh but if you're really honest with yourself and really consider the last few years of your life, who or what has been given the most of your time? I'm going to bet that it's work and or kids. Quite simply, it's a case of putting on your own oxygen mask first, then helping others.
This week, I want you to reflect on this statement and challenge yourself. For example, I wake up before everyone else in my house and even if for only 10 minutes, I take those 10 minutes to get to grips with my day, how I'm feeling and try to have a day with purpose. My purpose is usually accomplishing one thing. If I know I'm grouchy, my purpose is to ensure that my son and I do something fun or have fun - because it's not his fault I'm grouchy but I could very easily lose my sh&t with him! Then at the end of day, no matter what, so long as I have achieved this, I have taken care of myself and him. Or if it's a work day, I plan to achieve one thing and to leave on time because if I give work any more of me, that will tip me the other way to resent it.
The key point here is making an active choice based on checking in with myself. Ironically, I'm actually in need of a reset myself and whilst on the Retreat in Spain, I will be an active participant this time around. I haven't had a break this year, I haven't taken time away from my loves and work to reconnect and I could quite easily jump on the path to burnout. Knowing I have the outlet for this (the retreat) has been keeping me in check. It's the same I guess for how we plan our holidays for the year, if you know there's a marker to look forward to, it can keep you going. Rather than cling on to this however, adding small increments of time, just for you each day will build up in the long term so that when you do holiday, you holiday well by getting the R&R you need.
Are you holidaying? If you are I hope you're taking some time to just do a few things that you love. Have you seen my new programmes? There's now a range of ways you can work with me, so have a look and I hope to see you at one of them soon.
Lots of love