One of the most common themes when I speak to my clients about the importance of self-care is that “Yes it would be nice but who has time for such luxuries!”. For some “mysterious” reason it is widely believed that a woman that invests time in herself is a privileged woman of leisure and while this might be the case when self-care is directly associated with spa days and sipping Mimosas in the grounds of your club house, it is a huge misconception.
Your interpretation of life is built on your very personal mind map of the world, your experiences, your beliefs (as well as those others have given you), your influencers, your values and often, on how you are feeling in any given moment. Add to that the human inclination to think the worst (flight/flight) and is it any wonder we get stuck, feel unhappy, disconnected?
I love to step back at the end of each year and pull out the highlights, the events, people, and creative outlets that have made the year worth it, no matter how difficult it has been. A time to reflect…
“Give yourself permission to live a big life. Step into who you are meant to be. Stop playing small, you’re meant for greater things”
Yvonne Bignall’s parents were among those who left their family and homes to travel thousands of miles for opportunities abroad.
Today the successful businesswoman from Radstock, who has written a best-seller and offered training courses world-wide, credits her parents for instilling resilience and an entrepreneurial spirit.
The award-winning women’s health advocate and self-care coach said: “I think my parents were entrepreneurial as they left the life they knew behind and were driven to succeed abroad.