WOWZA ma peeps.
It's been a long whirlwind of a summer and honest? While I freaking LOVE sharing my heart with you guys, I just haven't had the time to properly pour into a blog post that would SERVE you. My energy has been reserved for my challengers in our Ditch the Diet Challenge, my coaching tribe, my acting gigs, theatre classes and time with my hubs!
BUT I'M BACK and have something major on my heart to share with you babes, so here goes.
At the beginning of September, I spent an amazing weekend at a leadership retreat in Michigan with the leaders in my coaching family.
We had photoshoots, did some MAJOR ASS goal setting, snuggled under the stars, had bonfires, ate delicious food and celebrated social media strangers turned best friends, business partners and family.
I’ve spent the past few weeks journaling and processing the entire experience and holy wow am I just filled with so much damn gratitude.
It’s been almost 2 years since I had my quarter life crisis and quit all of my soul sucking part time jobs to dive in and be a full time coach and actor. While it’s been quite the rollercoaster, it’s pretty freaking incredible to wake up and realize that I’m actually living my freaking dream.
Yep, even normal ass girls can make their dreams come true. I’m not special. I just decided to freaking go for it. (And if you’re ever curious to learn more about my story or what it’s like to be a coach on Team Inspire Joy, you can learn more here. I'd love to chat!)
In all the journaling I’ve been rocking out the past month, I got to thinking about some deep shit and you KNOW I can’t keep that to myself.
The main question?
What do you give a fuck about? Like, really really care about.
If SELF CARE TIME isn't #1 on that list, then giiirl, it’s time to do some re-evaluating on your life.
Trust me -- I spent YEARS putting everyone and their mother above myself and was always in hustle mode and it did not end well. You know that quarter life crisis moment I mentioned earlier? Yup. Don’t make the mistakes I made.
And if you have and are at your breaking point,
THERE IS A WAY OUT AND UP.
So what does self care reeeeallly mean?
I’ve been on my own personal journey to self care and I’ve found that there are 3 main factors that have been HUGE in my development:
EAT LIKE YOU LOVE YOURSELF
Plain and simple: fuel your bod with whole foods. GET THE EFF OFF the yo yo diet train of death and eliminate processed foods and JUNK for once and for all.
You want to feel energized, strong, confident and empowered?!
So much of that starts with what you put in your body.
Not sure where to start? Grab your free copy of the Busy Babes Guide to Healthy Living and hop into our Live Your F*ck YES Life community -- join the convo and start showing your bod some LOVE.
MOVE YOUR BODY
Now I’m not going to tell you to do one kind of workout for the rest of your life or that you can’t feel strong & happy unless you’re rocking out cycling classes or getting ripped in a crossfit gym.
(Y’all know I’ve pretty much ditched the group fitness classes unless it’s my monthly yoga goodness anyways ‘cause let’s be honest, I save wayyyy more time and money by rocking my badass at home workouts)
But what I AM going to tell you is that you haaaave to move your body every single day.
Yup. every single freaking day.
My mantra? I will move my body to the pleasure of my soul.
Some months, that might mean rocking out a strength training program. Other months, it’s diving deep into my yoga practice. And sometimes, it’s just going for a long walk with my hubby and our pup, Toby.
Find your mantra or feel free to use mine if it resonates ;)
SLOW THE EFF DOWN
This one’s ESPECIALLY hard for all you type A perfectionists (raise yo hand, I see you girl). And one that I’ve had to PRACTICE.
I am reeeally good at the hustle mode. And while I appreciate it at moments in my life, there HAS to be a balance or else you just burn the eff out and before you know it, you’re crying on your bathroom floor, wondering how you got here. Yeppp, definitely been there.
Quick tips to find stillness in your day?
Take a 5 minute break from whatever you’re doing and step outside and just breathe in the fresh air
Stop everything you’re doing, grab a piece of paper and write down 5 things you’re grateful for.
Put the phone AWAY, grab a book and dive in.
Ok, now it’s YOUR TURN.
This week, I want you to focus on ONE of these 3 things.
Dig in, show up for yourself and start making those habits, lady love!
Want the accountability? Join our Live Your F*ck YES Life community!!
Sending you love & light,