Have you been caught up with all your to do's and feeling stressed out instead of blissed out? This is much more common than you might imagine. Although some level of stress is normal for most, it hinders your health if left unchecked. When stress becomes your every day companion it wears out your body and cuts off your life force. That is no way to walk around the planet.
If you've lost yourself along the pathway of modern life, and it's constant rate of change, you might have taken on some coping mechanisms to help you deal with it all. These unhealthy coping mechanisms eventually contribute to the appearance of lifestyle diseases like atherosclerosis, heart disease, stroke, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Whether you’re a parent or caregiver, an on the go business owner or a creative artist, long term neglect eventually catches up with you. You can’t be there to support others – or your work in the world – if your own well being is at risk.
There are no shortcuts to well being. Unless you nourish the source of your own renewal – your self – you can fall victim to the latest diet, gadget, guru or solution. The answer to your seeking doesn’t lie out there somewhere. It resides within you.
If you’re here it’s because you’re on for the delicious adventure of living fully and enjoying it all to the last drop. You're on for taking extraordinary care of your body and your being. You're willing and eager to engage, explore and express.
Life is not a spectator sport. You can make choices to numb your experience, or you can make choices that make you come alive! Ready? Let’s sort out your own well being!
First, Let’s check on the quality of your self care. Take a look at the questions below and tick each question that’s a “Yes!”
How did you do? Add up your checkmarks and let’s see …
|0-5||Whoa! What’s going on? You’re running on fumes, darling. You might be so busy taking care of others that you’ve put yourself on the back burner. Time Out! Let’s take care of you. It will change everything.|
|6-10||It’s time for a Self Care Upgrade. You’ve got some areas in your world going well, but there’s room for growth. Let’s boost your self care and your energy will soar for the things that matter most! Let’s do this!|
|11-15||You’re doing awesome! Oh, yeah! Your glow is sure to attract amazing opportunities and people into your life. Oops! Just had to don my sunglasses. You’re a star, darling! You sure light up the world. Yes!|
This checklist should give you a pretty good picture of your starting point. Together with the Wheel of Life exercise it provides precise information on which areas of your world are in need of self care.
Want to print out the exercise and do it by hand? Download the Self Care Mastery Checklist. Let me know how you did.