IT 017: 5 Steps to Ease Back Into Your Self Care Practice (After Repeatedly Falling Off The Wagon!)
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I just got home from a crazy-amazing trip adventuring in Hollywood with my hubby.
We explored the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, then spent a soul-healing and inspiring day on Saturday hanging with Oprah, Eckhart Tolle, Marie Forleo, Kris Carr and company at Super Soul Sessions.
It was amazing and so fun!
At the end of the day on Saturday, I was completely exhausted and ended up with The Biggest Migraine of My Life.
I couldn’t even bring myself to hit up the B-Schooler meetup in LA after Super Soul Sessions. I felt like I got hit by a bus.
While I’ve been busy growing my business, preparing for our May move to San Diego, adventuring, traveling and expanding my soul (all amazing things, mind you!),
... I completely forgot to take care of myself.
This is a big no-no for lightworkers, intuitives and empaths like myself.I’m not talking about manifesting, meditating, and working out, because I do those things religiously. I’m talking about basic self-care 101, like taking my vitamins, eating nutritious food, and making it a point to check in and be present with my body.
I didn’t check in with myself until I was forced to. I’m still recovering.
I realized… if I struggle with this, this has got to be something that you all struggle with too, especially because I know so many of you are intuitives and empaths as well! So I thought it would be helpful to share my own process for easing back into self-care.
5 steps to ease yourself back into self-care:
Identify what happened Without going too deep into self-analysis and the shame spiral, objectively ask yourself - what happened? What beliefs did I hold that made me stop taking care of myself? In my case, I told myself it was OK because I was moving, going on vacation, and was generally busy - self care could come later. What are your limiting stories around self-care
Identify Your Truth Once I stepped back and identified what my limiting stories were, I realized my truth: being healthy and taking care of myself is a critical part of showing up as a lightworker and effective coach. It was just as important (if not more important!) than anything else I was doing in my business. This is something I always logically knew, but didn’t really know, until I had a minor wake-up call. Oprah also said another universal truth - there will always be a reason to postpone taking care of yourself because we are ALIVE. Holidays, birthday parties, vacations, moving… life happens. Energetically decide that now is the time to live your truth. If you’re having trouble identifying your truth, listen to my free grounding exercise, which you instantly receive when you sign up for my 7 Day Energy Cleanse at 7DayEnergyCleanse.com. Once you’re grounded, ask yourself for the truth behind your story – your intuition will answer.
Make the decision to forgive yourselfMake the decision to forgive yourself, even if you don’t particularly feel forgiveness initially. That’s OK. Set the intention to let yourself off the hook, and serve up some compassion to yourself, much like you’d give to a friend who reached out to you about this.
Go back to your whyIf you’ve been following me for some time now, you’ll know that I am a huge believer of tuning into your Why on a regular basis. This is where my big shift happened this weekend. My epiphany - using your intuition to listen to your body is important because otherwise, you can’t DO everything you want to do. For me, being healthy goes hand in hand with my ability to show up as a lightworker, a great coach, a present wife, and a playful, loving spirit.
Create an energetic shift with EFT (tapping) Lately, I’ve been really into tapping and have been recommending it to my friends, hubby and clients, because it has created massive energetic shifts for me. I love it because thinking is not required (I tend to overthink enough), and it’s an incredibly powerful tool that anyone can do. Download today's show notes for my favorite intro to tapping videos!
That’s all for today, gorgeous lightworkers! Remember to download today's show notes for extra resources and the episode’s summary, so you can have these steps with you whenever you need them.