What do we mean by selfcare? It’s about looking after the whole you, your physical, emotional, spiritual wellbeing and taking care of your mind and thoughts. In my book the Tree of Resilience, one of the acorns of resilient growth is about support, one aspect of support is about how supportive are we to ourselves, not something we consider often or tend to put to the bottom of list.
To enable us to be of our best, connect with others, being kind and considerate and achieve what we want to achieve in life we need to ensure that we look after ourselves. What happens when we don’t; we run out of energy, we become ill, cranky, less compassionate and considerate about others, our behaviours are probably not as we would like them to be both at home and in the work place.
In what ways can we be supportive to ourselves, consider the following questions:
Take a moment to reflect on these questions and assess how supportive you are to yourself.
How can you be kinder and more supportive to yourself?
What advice would you give a friend if they were you?
We can only be supportive and kind to others if we have looked after ourselves first, otherwise we can become exhausted and potentially resentful of others or just get to a place where we don’t even notice other’s needs.
Start with self- support you have a responsibility to look after you – believe it or not you deserve it too.
“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort” Deborah Day
Executive Coach Julie Hickton has the ability to see beyond the immediate issues and gets the people she works with to change the aspects that really make a difference to their performance and overall wellbeing.
Passionate about working with individuals and teams to achieve their potential