What can working out teach you about life?
1. Flexing new muscles BURNS. And it’s the same for flexing a new muscle spiritually, emotionally or intellectually. You have to MOVE the new muscle and be with the pain in order for it to get stronger.
2. You can’t do anything alone. Support is SO necessary when we go to build businesses, improve our bodies, create powerful relationships and change our lives. So just like a workout buddy, grab a friend who can support you in your goals!
NOW, GO GET SWOLE!
From our couch to your couch with love,
It’s no secret that not taking care of ourselves creates frustration and lack, whereas taking care of ourselves (sleeping, eating, exercising, primping, resting, writing, venting, creating boundaries, maintaining healthy relationships) creates fullness and joy.
But what does extreme self-care really look like?
I’m working on two books, building my coaching practice and growing the spray tanning side of our business with my #1 girl, Britney. I’ve created a rich and supported personal life. But often, I’m still too busy, too stressed and too exhausted at the end of the day. I see this with my clients too, and I know our cups just aren’t full enough.
We aren’t overflowing. And we deserve to overflow.
To dig into this concept, I opened the notes section of my iPhone and wrote, “what does extreme self-care look like?”
I’ve been thinking about scars. I had a minor surgery last Tuesday and had to go back on Thursday to have the area restitched. The nurse was very careful and precise with me. “I want to make sure the scar is as small as possible,” she said.
Grateful for her care and close attention, I started thinking about all kinds of scars — the ones on our bodies and on our hearts. Why are we so quick to hide them and so afraid to show them?
We aren’t proud of our scars. But we could be.