In the September Issue:
Self-care is so important for business owners and entrepreneurs, yet it is often pushed aside in favor of work. However, self-care is essential for maintaining your health and well-being. When you take care of yourself, you are better able to take care of your business.
To help with making self-care a regular practice, it is as simple as including at least one of the five pillars of self-care into your daily routine, including physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social. Let's look at each one in turn.
Physical self-care means taking care of your body. This includes getting enough exercise, eating a healthy diet, and getting enough sleep. Taking care of your physical health will make you feel better and more energetic, and will help you to be more productive in your work.
Emotional self-care means taking care of your mental and emotional health. This includes managing stress, practicing self-compassion, and setting boundaries. When you take care of your emotional health, you will feel calmer and more capable of dealing with the challenges of running a business.
Spiritual self-care means taking care of your soul. This includes meditation, journaling, and spending time in nature. When you take care of your spiritual health, you will feel more connected to yourself and your business, and will be better able to make decisions from a place of wisdom.
Intellectual self-care means taking care of your mind. This includes reading, learning new things, and engaging in thoughtful conversations. When you take care of your intellectual health, you will feel more curious and engaged with the world, and will be better able to come up with creative solutions to problems.
Social self-care means taking care of your relationships. This includes spending time with loved ones, being active in your community, and networking. When you take care of your social health, you will feel more connected to others and more supported in your work.
There are many ways to incorporate self-care into your life. Here are a few tips for making self-care a regular practice:
Set aside time each day or week for self-care. Just like you would any other appointment. Go through your planner and block off time for you to use exclusively for filling your cup.
Make it a priority.
Don't let other things get in the way of your self-care. This is time for you. Self-care rarely happens unless you are intentional about it. To care for everyone and everything else on your to-do list, you have to be at your best self, so put yourself at the top.
Find what works for you.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to self-care. Find what works for you and stick with it. This is where having an open mind helps. Be persistent and curious.
Self-care is not a one-time thing. It's something you should do regularly. Life can easily interfere with practicing daily self-care, so it’s best to make it a habit to check in with yourself and ask yourself, “What do I need today to feel recharged and like my best self?”
Make it enjoyable.
Self-care should be something you enjoy. If it's not, you're less likely to stick with it. Choose activities that make you feel good and be sure to mix things up so you don't get bored.
Self-care is essential for business owners. It helps them stay healthy, sane, and focused. When you take care of yourself, you're able to put your best foot forward in your business. So, make it a priority and find what works for you.
Meet Onnie Michalsky
Founder of Moms Without Capes
If you're a mom who feels like you're constantly running on empty, you're not alone. Onnie Michalsky is a mom of six, and a licensed therapist, who understands the challenges of being a woman in today's world. She's also a life and wellness coach, and she's on a mission to help moms escape the do-it-all mentality, and find their way back to themselves.
Through her Moms Without Capes movement, Onnie is empowering women to slow down, recognize their worth, and break through the limiting beliefs that are holding them back.
Connect with Onnie HERE!