If self-care were simply another problem to be solved, you’d already be doing it.
Let’s face it. You’re really good at solving problems. If problem-solving brains could be hard-wired in a factory, your brain is so good that you would be a “poster-child” for champion problem solvers.
Self-care is not merely another recurring item on your should-do list.
You’re also probably really good at time management skills. Or at least, you’re a champion multi-tasker [although that's not necessarily a good skill to keep perfecting].
However, self-care is not a “rinse-and-repeat” type of task that gets checked off your list periodically. And even the most efficient use of time cannot replenish your drained energy reserves.
Focused Self-Care involves developing a sense of well-being, rather than merely doing things well.
Focused Self-Care requires a different state of mind (and heart!) that will nourish your body-mind-spirit at the same time it allows your whole life to flow energetically forward.
Focused Self-Care consists of three essential ingredients:
- A fresh perspective. Sometimes we get so entrenched in old, familiar patterns that we lose the ability to sense things freshly. We become so mired in the “what’s not” or “what should be” that we lose sight of “what actually is” and “what’s possible.” I’ll help you transform your perspective of self-care, so that it can become an energizing, transformational journey, instead of some distant, unattainable destination.
- A reliable navigational system. No matter where you’re headed on your journey, it’s a lot easier to stay on track with some sort of navigational system. Focused Self-Care provides both a depth of understanding and structure to support your journey, along with the flexibility to make the process your own–while matching your strengths, honoring your personal values and resonating with your inner wisdom.
- A sense of partnership. Sure, you could go it alone – and in one sense, we are all alone together in that even larger journey we call life. We’re just not always comfortable being alone with ourselves. With Focused Self-Care, you’ll develop a greater ability to be compassionate with yourself, while shifting your relationship with your emotions, problems, issues and life situations. And since it’s also really helpful to have a larger sense of partnership along the way, you’ll have opportunities for both one-on-one and community-based partnership.
Or, if you’re still not sure whether Focused Self-Care is right for you, I invite you to read Out of Focus?