(My latest blog has been featured on the Supported Mums website run by the awesome Amanda Savage - women’s physiotherapist and pilates instructor specialising in the pelvic floor (a very handy person to know if you’ve had kids). I'm super excited to be included as one of her guest bloggers! Click on the READ MORE link below for the entire story).
As a life coach for mums who want the most from life – to be the best mama they can be AND to find fulfilment and happiness in the workplace – self-care is one of the most important items in my coaching tool kit. Why?
BECAUSE WE CAN’T HAVE IT ALL AND DO IT ALL,
ALL AT THE SAME TIME, WITHOUT IT.
Ambition is a great thing – especially when, on the whole, we women tend to seriously undersell ourselves – but it needs to be tempered with a reality check:
First, that women are naturally empathetic and often also highly sensitive. If we take on too much, this means we also take on too much of other people’s stuff (emotional and physical) leading only to burnout, depression and disease.
Second, that parenting takes up a huge amount of energy (whether we want it to or not). We simply don’t have the full tanks we used to pre-kids, to expend on what we choose. So we need to be careful about what we commit ourselves to and even more careful about taking time-out to replenish those precious tanks of ‘you juice’.
And that means self-care.
Yes, it’s an overused, slightly wishy-washy umbrella term that could mean lots of different things to different people, but that’s the whole point. Self-care is what makes YOU feel better about yourself, however weird and wacky that activity might seem to others…
Are you fulfilling your greatest potential, mama? Are you getting paid to do what you love whilst parenting in a calm and positive way? Are you feeling happy and fulfilled both at work and at home? Because you deserve to! Book a complimentary discovery session with me on skype (no strings attached) and we can explore taking concrete steps towards creating a life in which you feel motivated and in control once more!