“Instead of dedicating your life to a concept of what you should be like, ACTUALIZE YOURSELF. The process of maturing does not mean to become a concept of conceptualization. It is to come to the realization of what lies in our innermost selves.” Bruce Lee
The truth is you are more powerful than you know. Early in life, we seem to know this, but as we move on into adulthood we sometimes lose sight of our power and spend much of the rest of our lives learning to tap back into this power, catching only a glimpse every now and again. The power itself does not come and go, but our thoughts about it do.
When we talk about accomplishing our personal goals through self-care we are indirectly talking about tapping into our higher selves. When we say that being self-centered helps us to foster more meaningful relationships it is precisely because we bring the healthiest version of ourselves to the table, thereby allowing us to be fully present, more compassionate, accepting, and loving.
Through my own self-care journey, I have slowly peeled away the facade of who I thought I should be to become who I AM. I have learned (and still am) to be more loving to myself. You can’t give from an empty cup.
So, how do you tap into your power? It all starts with fulfilling your most basic needs. But often through our coaching, we discover that most people are so caught up in the hamster wheel of their busy lives that they don’t even allow themselves to take care of their most basic needs. They don’t realize the impact of this precious self-care.
You may have heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, a theory published in 1943 by psychologist Abraham Maslow. His theory suggests that a person’s most basic needs must be met before they can reach self-actualization or their highest potential. I ask you, what are your most basic needs? Food, water, air (breath/meditation), sleep. THE FOUR SEEDS OF SELF-CARE. But what is it we do every damn day? We cut our sleep short, we run from place to place scarcely stopping to take a breath between activities, we don’t drink enough water, and we don’t take the time to prepare nourishing food! And don’t get me started on exercise!
Our approach to coaching includes a healthy dose of self-compassion, connection to a community to encourage each other, and tips that are backed by science. There is overwhelming evidence to prove that when we practice The Four Seeds of Self-Care we are promoting optimal brain health!
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