Are you feeling over-scheduled, under cared for?
Time is tight and there are hundreds of super important things you need to do. Sadly, you have not been prioritised as one of them and that lack of self-care is taking its toll.
You’re exhausted, you feel unappreciated, you have no to low energy and as much as you know your needs are not being met, you keep on going until, eventually you burn out; mentally, physically or emotionally (worse yet, all three).
It’s time to get your self-care back on the map. And whilst this is a broad and deep topic, the wonderful thing about self-care is that one step in the right direction can make a real difference.
Here are some basic pointers to kickstart the process:
1. What are you currently doing for your self-care to increase your wellbeing & manage stress? (List these)
2. What else would you like to do to enhance your self-care? (list)
3. Get clear on the barriers preventing you from implementing all the self-care habits you would like (I am not doing X because of X)
4. Create solutions to these barriers (I could X)
5. Select 1-3 of the self-care habits you would like to develop and make a commitment to follow through (I am committing to (the desired habit) and my reasons for wanting to do this include (your why & benefits – the importance). I aim to accomplish this by (the action & a deadline).
Then book it into your schedule with the same importance as anything you would do for your partner, your kids, your work; it is THAT important.
Nothing rocket-science here but knowing and doing are not one and the same. Allowing everything external to you to consume your mind space, leaving no room for self-reflection much less action is not okay.
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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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