Self care is such an important concept and one that is forgotten all too easily.
The old adage “if you can’t look after yourself, you can’t look after anyone else” is so true, yet in our day to day life, especially as busy executives, we can get so busy doing things, putting out fires, solving problems, caring for others, that we run out of time and energy to care for ourselves.
Caring for ourselves can mean different things to different people. It can be as simple as starting each day with your morning routine. It can be ensuring that you hit your daily exercise and nutrition goals. It can mean that you’re effectively managing your finances so that you don’t have to focus on financial pressure. Self care can be as simple or complex as you make it.
My goal is simplicity. I find that if we look after the little things, the big things tend to be more manageable too. But we also need to know what to let go of. What’s isn’t so important in the big picture?
As we strive to do more, achieve more, and be more, we need to take more care of ourselves.
My mum used to say “you can’t pour a cup of tea from an empty pot”. I prefer “you can’t pour a glass of champagne from an empty bottle”.
What will you do today to fill up your bottle or your cup or your soul or your heart?