5 Tips for Passionate Self Care

As consultants, business owners, and corporate professionals, we are passionate about the work we do. In fact, we are just all around passionate people. Whatever we get involved in – PTA, church boards, local non-profits – we shine. We thrive on the adrenaline and charge of a job well done. Our passion is evident in everything we do.

Are we as passionate about our own well-being? Do we take the time to rest, rejuvenate, fuel our minds, bodies, and souls?

Let’s try an experiment this week. Try one of these self care tips consistently and see how you feel.

Fuel your body

Rather than sliding your meals between meetings, eat when your body signals hunger. You’ll need to be prepared for this. You can pack some snacks like fruit, nuts, or those nifty Kind bars.

Take a nap

No, not at your desk:-) Try taking a nap on Saturday and Sunday, or after work. You can set a timer or just allow yourself to sleep until you wake up.

Turn off your alarm

Do you wake up to buzzing or the sound of news on the radio? Do you slap it several times to snooze? Are you annoyed with your alarm? Try un-setting your alarm this week. I know it’s scary. I’m going to try it myself. If not un-setting the alarm, try changing the wake up sound to something pleasant like a chime or a “good morning” ringtone from your kids.

Do nothing

I got this idea from Christine Kane. I’ve always thrived on meditation. Doing nothing takes it a step further. I don’t even have to concentrate on my breath. For 15 minutes, I just sit, and do absolutely nothing. I can let my mind drift if it wants to. It churns and churns. I don’t coax it to come back to center. I just sit. In silence. Doing nothing.

Read something for fun

As consultants, we’re always reading industry publications, journals, or news. When was the last time you read something for fun – chick lit, erotica, spy novels, comic books? Try reading something that you would have read as a teenager. Laugh a little. Become engrossed in a story that’s pure reverie!

Imagine how much more of a power house you would be if you were as passionate about your well-being as you are about everything else in your life. Lookout world!!!

Which one of these tips are you going to try this week?

Nneka, Working Mystic
Nneka serves spiritual seekers who desire to put the Law of Attraction to work to create the life of their dreams.

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