I live by a philosophy. It’s not complicated (I like simple) and it works… for me.
At the centre of it is the word HEALTH. Health matters, every single day in every single thing we do. Good health affects our mental state positively, our ability to focus at work, our ability to be creative, our social skills and provides the energy we need to have more fun.
And my 7F philosophy weaves together key areas of life that all come back to HEALTH:
- Be Fabulously Fit & Healthy (at the heart of me, taking care of self) Healthy Body – keep the vessel in top condition
- Be Fearless (attitude, motivated, inspired, positive thinking) = Healthy Mind; reprogramme the computer
- Create Freedom (knowing me, working for me) = Healthy Business, healthy work life; seeing & making the most of the opportunities
- Have Fun (doing more of what I love) Healthy Happiness; enjoying life
- Enjoy Friends & Family (make time to spend time with the people who matter) Healthy Network; building support
- Pay it Forward / Philanthropy (giving back) Healthy Community; caring for others
- And the foundation ‘F’ on which all the above are firmly planted is Have Faith… With this, anything is possible! Healthy Belief in God, universe, self.
If faith is the foundation, being fabulously fit & healthy is the seed. I strongly believe:
In putting YOU first because it means you’re better positioned to help others and it builds self-worth & confidence
If you want to do more for others you need to maximise your own well-being. How can you help, serve & support others if you’re sick, tired, unfocused?
And who is responsible for your fitness & well-being? YOU! Whatever your age your body is the vehicle you have to get you from A to B; abuse it and lose it! It’s not the Government’s responsibility or your GP’s; their interests are limited to their job roles not your quality of life.
Whatever your philosophy please put you first; because you matter. People are counting on your greatness to lead them, support them, love them and inspire them…
Published by YvonneB
A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
❊ Under-resourced &
❊ Swept under the carpet
She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
✔ Build / rebuild their confidence & self-belief
✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
Yvonne is focused on building a community of women, www.PermissionToThrive.online, who are ready to reclaim their right to self-care, guilt-free, and who prioritise their health without apology, role-modeling behaviour & habits that inform generations to come of their true value.
She also advocates for self-care over burnout in the workplace, delivering practical webinars in the corporate space. In her own words, “It is time for employees to prioritise their wellbeing. How will they deliver their best work without it?”
One of her favourite quotes comes from Eleanor Brown, ‘Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel’
Connect with Yvonne and,
🌱 Become part of the self-care revolution at Permission to Thrive or
📞 Book a chat to find out about her coaching and corporate services: https://calendly.com/yvonne-b/20min
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