Self-care is a term that we hear often, and seems to be discussed more than ever before, thanks to the pandemic. In fact, 67% of Americans claim that they developed self-care routines that have lasted post-pandemic.
If you know me, I tend to think about things from a different point of view. In this case, I would challenge that self-care can only be as real as the value we place on what matters in our lives. What we place a premium on will always have our attention. When we value our jobs, we don’t have to worry about caring for our work, we do what it takes and then some.
This morning, take a minute to jot down the pillars of your self value. For example, below are mine:
- Mental Health
- Physical Health
Once you’ve written them down, reflect on how you're nurturing each of those pillars on a consistent basis. This will help you develop a more holistic approach beyond self-care; beyond just the skin care regimens. This is where we shift from activities, to actively investing in what we value. Like all things, it’s a process.
And the winner of last week's poll for favorite morning beverage is... (Drumroll, please)... warm coffee, with 72% of the votes!
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Self-care versus Self Value
You protect what you value.
Much of what is happening in our daily lives can result in a lack of value and appreciation for ourselves. As women we tend to be pleasers; we often want to accommodate and prove our value so others will recognize it. This ultimately leads to over-commitment and overwhelm...
Handling the hard times
When I find myself in hard times, I repeat this phrase to myself,
“It did not come to stay, it came to pass.”
It’s a phrase that my father has always said to me, and is one worth repeating to yourself.
to Win Your Week
When shifting your mindset to evaluate and improve your self value, try identifying the positives about yourself. Take five minutes to list out things you’re good at, value that you add to others lives, and areas that you excel in. Keep that list on your desk, or somewhere that you'll frequently see it. Positive internal dialogue is not only healthy, but it also will help to boost your self-esteem in the long run, and helps to reroute your self-talk to be more consistently positive.
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Molly started Girls on the Run in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina. A four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete, she used her background in social work, counseling and teaching, along with research on adolescent issues, to develop the program. Today, there are Girls on the Run councils in over 210 cities across North America serving over 200,000 girls and women each year. We celebrate all of Molly's hard work, and her relentless pursuit of empowering young girls.
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