There’s been a lot of change in my life very quickly recently; moving house from a town to a village, taking on a massive overgrown garden, and to top it all off last week, I finished a decade-long career in teaching to go full-time self-employed at my coaching business.
I've had the question a lot 'how do you feel?' about leaving teaching.
And the honest answer right now, is a little bit of nothing.
It's all happened in one go really, and whilst the last few weeks have been very emotional overall, and very exciting, I think maybe:
1. It's too big to take in right now
2. I'm just a little bit exhausted
So with that in mind, I thought I'd chat about self-care a little today. I feel like actual self-care gets lost in the idealistic ideas around it.
Maybe it's less about bubble baths and more about:
- making time to feed yourself
- going to bed so you can sleep
- making time to wash yourself
- finding a small amount of movement
- breathing slower
And maybe it's a little less basic than that for you, so what does self-care mean for you?
Something you can try:
- grab a piece of paper
- draw a line down the middle
- on one half write 'I feel better when'
- on the other half write 'I feel worse when'
And when you've got this page in front of you, take a breath.
A reminder for you and for me:
This isn’t about feeling fantastic overnight.
That’s asking a lot from yourself.
Instead, it’s about trying actions that help you feel a little bit better, recognizing what really helps, and building from there, one day at a time.
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