Pause: 30 Days to Creating a Lifestyle of Self-Care
"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you." – Anne Lamott
As an entrepreneur, I'm constantly in motion. When I'm asked, "How are you doing?" the most natural and respected response is, "Busy!" I listen to motivational speakers daily. These guys are screaming: "Get up. Hustle. Grind." It's been hard for me to tell the difference between self-care and laziness.
I used to think busy was BOSS, and laying down was lazy. One of my first jobs as a teenager was at McDonald's. My boss, Cleo, always said, "If you got time to lean, you've got time to clean." He said, "Whenever I walk by, I wanna see you busy." So, I kept a towel in my hand; I was wiping down things that were already clean. I brought this same motto into my regular life. You wouldn't catch me resting, chilling, laying around watching television, or playing games on my phone. That behavior was for folks with no goals.
When I would hear people say, "I need some ME time," or "we're having Girl's Night Out," or "it's gonna be just me and the boys," that always sounded a little selfish to me. Can you really afford to take vacations, rest, or have fun when you have so much work to do? If you are a parent, you know that there will always be work to be done. However, I have learned - the hard way – that if you don't take time to rest, it will be forced upon you when it's least convenient.
Self-care does not mean less work; it means working differently. It means setting up some new rules, new timeframes, and new daily rituals that will hopefully prevent you from burning out. I'm not asking you to stop. I'm asking you to just pause.
Listen, If you want to reach your goals, self-care belongs on the top of your to do list. When you protect your health and wellbeing, you give yourself the strength you need to succeed.
Ironically, we often abandon self-care just when we need it the most. Feeling overburdened and overwhelmed can make you more likely to skip meals or miss workouts. On the other hand, if you make self-care automatic, you'll create habits you can depend on to see you through major setbacks or minor irritations.
Additionally, taking better care of yourself can help with your self esteem? Lack of proper self-care often causes you to feel bad about yourself, such as from not getting a manicure or pedicure in a while or not exercising. These activities make you feel healthy, fit, and beautiful, which goes a long way with self-care. With higher self-esteem, you raise your confidence, which can help boost your mood and help with your stress levels.
If you already have a self-care program, great! Use this course to discover new ways to take better care of yourself.
I will be here for 30 days giving you suggested prompts to try. Before the challenge is over, you will have an opportunity to create a self-care schedule to continue your self-care journey.
The best thing about this course is...you will always have access to it as an enrolled student.
This course includes:
- Access to Replay of Live Kick-off Call
- 7 Simple Steps to Achieving Your Self-Care Goals eJournal
- Sheréa VéJauan's Self-care Vision Board Planner
- Sheréa VéJauan’s Favorite Self-care Quotes
- Sheréa VéJauan’s Self-care Affirmation
- Sheréa VéJauan's Recommended Reading List for self-care
- Sheréa VéJauan's 30-Day Challenge Worksheet
- Sheréa VéJauan's Weekly Self-Care Routine Worksheet
We encourage you to join us and invite your friends and family to join.
Sheréa VéJauan (Pronounced shuh-RAY VAY-jahn) is an entrepreneur, podcast host and workshop presenter. She is a published author of over eleven books and journals. She is the co-founder of The Goal Setter’s Club - a coaching organization that specializes in goal-setting exploration, plan implementation, and purpose attainment.
Sheréa is also a Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker with the John C. Maxwell Team and certified DISC Behavioral Analyst. She resides in Southern California, a devoted wife of thirty years and mother to three adult children. Visit her at ShereaVejauan.com
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