It's time to remind yourself that SELF CARE is not SELFISH, it's STRATEGIC! Nicoa talks all things Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs! What do YOU want when it comes to your own well being? And how can you be intentional in incorporating self care into your day? You are SO important, it's time to take care of you. This is YOUR Life By Design don't miss it!
Some key TIPS to remember:
TIP 1: Self Care is STRATEGIC
TIP 2: Mental Health Days are necessary
TIP 3: Use technology to HELP YOU with Self Care
TIP 4: Don't wear busy as a badge!
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sometimes don't you just need a quick moment of inspiration. Or maybe you just need a moment of caffeinated contemplation to reflect on life. That's the idea behind my weekly coffee with Nicola espresso shots. I'll be sharing short jolts of inspiration in each clip. In addition to my longer Coffee with Nicoa interview episodes, make sure to subscribe so you never miss an espresso shot, or a full length Coffee with Nicoa interview created just for you. Good morning, everybody. It's Nicoa. Coming to you live from the banks of Whiskey Creek. espresso shot time, happy Monday. I'm so excited to be here with you guys. And thank you, thank you for following and listening. This is part of the coffee with Nicoa podcast. And I couldn't be more happy to start sharing more information just for you on this platform. So stay tuned, you're gonna see a lot more of these in the future. But today, let's talk about self care. Yeah, I know, pretty common topic, but I want to talk about it related to you. What do you want? When it comes to taking care of your body? How often? Are you actually reflecting on your well being? Your physical well being in a sense that what's going well with your body? How does that come about? Are you sleeping enough? Are you eating enough? What I'm talking about is for those of you who may remember from your education, and remember Maslow's hierarchy of needs, that pyramid where the top of the pyramid is self actualization, which is what we're doing here today. And the bottom of the pyramid is our primary needs are your primary needs being met? Because none of today's conversation can actually go fully into effect if you're not spending enough time taking care of your basic primary needs. So let's talk self care. Today's journaling prompt for you is How well am I taking care of myself? How well are you eating? Exercising? Sleeping? How much alcohol you take in? Are you actually aware of your statistics? When was the last time you went to a doctor's checkup? Do you have any type of holistic practices? How often do you sit still in nature? When when's the last time you went outside? Yeah, I know. Welcome to the world of zoom. I actually try to encourage my my coaching clients, when they call me instead of doing a zoom with me, which is pretty common. We do a lot more phone calls than we do zoom calls on those phone calls. If it's a nice day out, I'm like, Hey, can we take it outside? Let's go sit outside. I love to sit outside. And I love to have the sun on my face. And it keeps me rejuvenated throughout the day. That's an example of one of my self care practices. So that self care isn't just about taking a weekend off or having a nap on a Sunday afternoon, self care is incorporated into your day to day. When do I have water next to me at my Zoom call? How often am I moving? Do I have tools and technology that helps and supports me in making sure I stand up. For those of you that have the fortunate Apple watch on your wrist, not only can you have it remind you, but it can even give you moments of meditation or moments moments of reflection. So you get to schedule it any way that works best for you. You can also sleep in it, and it'll tell you how well you're sleeping, use the health app that's on your Apple Watch or on your iPhone. For those of you who have that tool. self care is not selfish. This is the last piece that you have to overcome in order to really prioritize yourself. And I want to step back, I understand that most of us who are overachievers or individuals who are trying to get it all done, and maybe those of you who have children, the priorities do get a little mixed, and we mistake the priority of putting others before us. And that ultimately comes back to harm us either in our well being our physical well being we get sick more often. Or we become what we often refer to as that level one energy and energy leadership, the martyr. So you may pride yourself on being a caregiver and having all of these responsibilities carrying your children carrying your partner carrying your job. And you're very important. Yes. It actually reminds me when I was a little girl I was pretty burnout and having a little anxiety because I started the overachiever game way early middle school, and I was lying in bed having probably what would now be defined as a panic attack. And my father came in and I said Dad, I don't want to go to school, but I have so much to do and He said, Honey, I really don't think that the middle school is going to shut down if you take what I like to call a mental health day. And honestly, at the age of 13, or 14, I remember thinking, well, it might, because I'm pretty important. But he was right and I took a mental health day. If you're not consciously working on setting yourself up for success by prioritizing you, then all of that caregiving that you're doing, it really does turn into martyrdom, and nobody's gonna get a badge for being so busy. Busyness shouldn't be worn as a badge. I send you off with this topic to reflect on. And at the end of the day, I'm always going to ask you, what do you want? How's what you're doing, getting you what you want? And if you're not getting what you want, are you willing to try a different way? And today's topic is all about self care. Thanks for listening. And don't forget to subscribe. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an espresso shot or a full length Coffee with Nicoa interview created just for you. Renegade, firecracker burning good stuff. Hands on.