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Let’s Take Action with Our Self Care, Mavens!

Self care is making the time to take care of your own needs, too.

It’s prioritizing your emotional, physical an mental health as way way up there on the list of important to-dos, so that you can bring your best self into everything- into your work, your relationships and your experience of the world around you.

It’s priming, energizing, renewing! And is an essential part of feeling more balanced and fulfilled through busy everyday life.

Self care is the action of a loving relationship with yourself.

So we think it’s time to take action, and take our health & happiness into our own hands!

This Maven Chat, we share some tips on how to create your own self-care routine- one tiny change at a time can make a big difference in how you feel each day!

Let’s take action, Mavens! What’s one new self-care action you’re going to implement TODAY, to take better care of yourself?

Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you! And remember, we’re cheering you on! (quite literally- you watched the end of the video right?)

And ps: if self care is something you really struggle with implementing more of in your life, that’s one of the main focuses in our Catalyst Course, which helps you start making time to make some changes in your life! The next run starts soon, see if it might be just what you’re looking for.

12 Responses to Let’s Take Action with Our Self Care, Mavens!

  1. Susanna says:

    this is a fantastic video! (my email was possibly hacked which is why I unsubscribed but I still love this blog!)

    This is such great advice for fighting the blues because it truly works. Getting enough sleep is critical for self care, exercise and healthy eating is paramount.

    what a terrific, positive site you pretty girls have! The kindness in your hearts shows and it is inspiring to know that such cool people like yourselves and Tammy Strobel are in this world.

    • Susanna, Tammy is amazing! I agree! Thanks for the video love too. We’re so glad you like it! Sounds like you have a pretty good self care lifestyle by the way you’re writing, which is wonderful! I find that all too often people don’t have a good self care routine and they deprive themselves of what they need, which leads to unhappiness, depression, sickness and more. We’re strong believers that if you take care of yourself it radiates to all areas of your life in a positive way and helps you do and be the most optimum version of yourself. Thanks for the love, Susanna! – Jen

  2. Inger says:

    As a self-employed person, I am constantly struggling to take care of myself as well as I take care of my business. With a husband who was laid off earlier this year has brought me to a level of stress that I haven’t felt in years. But that stress was brought on myself. My husband takes care of himself (you’d think I’d learn from his example-oh wait, I have!) and recently started seeing his chiropractor again. We don’t have insurance, so all the appointments are paid out of pocket–yikes! Can I afford that?! But he’d come home looking happier, brighter, he was sleeping better, more active … I accompanied him to an appointment (having never been to a chiro myself) and I thought, “sign me up!” The chiro’s prescription is a half hour deep tissue massage followed by an adjustment twice a week for 6 weeks. That’s how much stress, tension I’ve been carrying around. I’m only on week #1 but the level of clarity, strength, optimism, creativity that I feel is well worth it.

    • Inger, It’s amazing how much our internal environment can change when we begin to take better care of our needs. I know exactly what you mean. I went through a time years ago where I had significant shoulder pain, so I started doing acupuncture and massage. The thing I discovered was that not only did I need the pain to go away, I needed to be taken care of for a while by others. Even being asked how I was feeling felt so good to me. It was a totally nurturing experience. I heard this once somewhere, that we’re all really toddlers on the verge of a temper tantrum at times, but we’ve learned how to suppress the tantrum as adults. We have needs, our bodies cry for things and the more we can learn to give ourselves what we need the better. Keep up the chrio and wishing you health and healing. – Jen

  3. Kamila says:

    Thank you for reminding me of what is important. so…the only thing I could think of to do which I can do today and right now was neck exercise – moving my head and hands for 20min – after 8 hours in front of a computer at work and then again at home – this feels good! Best regards – you are the best!

  4. Anna says:

    I made an “Emergency Care List” that I keep in my wallet for when crises strikes or I am feeling overwhelmed. It’s helped me several times. The trick is to make the list when you are feeling balanced and grounded and clear. I took this idea from Cheryl Richardson’s book “The Art of Extreme Self Care.” so my list contains short directives on who to avoid (critical family members), who to call (positive friends), what activities to avoid (eating junk food), what activities to participate in (leisurely walk and luxurious bath), and other rituals that help clear my head (meditation, sleep). I recommend this tool to everybody because only you know what your body/mind/spirit needs and you don’t even have to think about it, you can just whip out the list and follow directions.

    • Anna! That is a brilliant idea! Going to make a list of my own. I may have to check out that book too, thanks for the reference. Thanks so much for sharing with us and so happy to hear you’re listening to what your mind/body/spirit needs! -jena

  5. Thanks for this video and the corresponding call to action! For me, writing is deeply self-caring, so staying faithful to journaling each morning is a great way to start my day. As for a new step, I’m going to go for a walk this evening, and continue going for a walk or run or yoga session each day. It helps me to feel alert and focused, and also to let go of stress!

    • Thank you Caroline, for watching and adding your voice! I love that you journal each morning, that is self-caring! And good for you for adding a walk/yoga in- keep it up, you can do it! Thanks so much for saying hello! -jena

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