Honoring self-care is the foundation principle of moving forward.

Monday, 25th May 2009


Taking care of oneself is one of the hardest principles for people to follow. It is the number one thing that I work with people on when I life coach. Either people are caught up in living their life for others or they are caught in pleasure or avoidance. Neither of these behaviors is self-care. Granted, taking it easy and going to a movie, or taking a hot bath might be a great first step for the chronic workaholic, but for the chronically avoidant this is just going to help them indulge themselves even more in their self-defeating behavior.

Honoring self-care falls in line with loving yourself enough to put health food in your mouth, go to bed at a responsible hour or schedule a nap so that you aren’t reported by your body for self-abuse. It is choosing not to get caught up in relationships that are filled with drama, and it is taking a break to stretch when you have sat at the computer for long periods of time. How can you step it up in self-care and how will it benefit your life?

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  1. Sarah Ward said:

    Self care is huge for me. In times that I have been totally negligent, it’s obvious by the way my body starts to beat me up and I get sick. When I get enough rest, I have so much more energy, I’m available, it’s the way I want to be.

    Mon 25th May, 2009 at 11:31 am
  2. lisa said:

    That is really good to notice when you are out of whack so you can quickly course correct and living the life you want to live.

    Mon 25th May, 2009 at 1:29 pm
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    Thanks for your comments. That is interesting finding on your research.

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  5. lisa said:

    That’s interesting. I know with my clients the more they do self-care the happier and more successful they are.

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