The No. 1 Reason Why Self-Care is Essential
There’s a lot of talk about self-care, mindfulness and happiness. You can book yourself retreats, read books on how to become Zen and there are a billion courses out there fully dedicated to these topics. But what’s in it for you exactly? That's always the question right? What are you going to achieve once you’ve finished your book or end your course? Ofcourse, most often you’ll gain new insights but as soon as you open up your work laptop you’re smacked back into daily routine.
You see the thing is, we all know why it’s good to sleep enough. Why we should take breaks, eat healthy and exercise regulary. But with all the workload, we’re often the first to be taken off our to-do list. Who has time for bubble baths and 8-hour sleeps when there’s a deadline waiting, an overflowing inbox and kids who would like to have dinner? No, you’d better roll up your sleeves and work a bit harder! We all get stuck in this loop. And every once in a while, we get so fed up that we buy another book or burn some candles to calm down. But it never really works now does it?
Even though we know why self-care matters, we often don’t understand why we matter. We take ourselves off our to-do list first because most often we feel we matter the least. But it doesn’t make sense at all, since we’re the ones driving the bus. So if you step off the bus, you’ll end up having to run after it. Can you picture yourself? That’s quite an uncomfortable spot to try and keep up and stay in control, eh? From there, even easy tasks will feel like mountains to climb. The workload will start to feel heavier and heavier and you'll always be chasing your own tail. Eventually, any steerless bus will crash, and you’ll be the one who has to pick up the pieces. You don’t want to go there.
So, if you ever hesitate to go the gym or take a break, imagine yourself running behind your own bus. Don’t ever end up there. You have to stay on top of your to-do list.
At Mother Parade, I am not going to promise you inner peace, happiness, or an effortless journey once you've finished my courses. I can't do that and nobody can. What I can do is to provide you with practical tools and guidance that will help you understand yourself better, gain control and use this knowledge to grow a better life and business.
With the help of my courses and 1:1 coaching you’ll work on self-reflection exercises, guided journaling, and assessments tailored to your unique needs and goals. These insights will not only help you to take better care of yourself, but also how to stand up for yourself. Which is the only way to make real, tangible improvements in your life.