I have referenced self-care in my past newsletters and shared that self-care is essential for me to be successful and happy. However, it is not as easy as it looks or sounds. I have tried a bunch of ways to make self-care easier:
I have put it in my calendar, aka my brain
I have shared ideas with my husband and friends
I have made appointments a month in advance
Although these techniques are helpful and mostly work, I still find myself struggling to take time for myself.
I recently went on a trip for 5 days and did not check my email all 5 days (not even peeking). It was amazing but not easy. I would check in with Jenni, my assistant, every morning. After personal check-ins, I asked her if there were any work questions. She reminded me I was on vacation and if there was anything urgent she would let me know. This helped me realize that I need help and support to do self-care consistently and well.
How do you make self-care easier?
What kind of support do you require to keep up with your self-care?