We hear the term tossed around all of the time – self-care. It’s become a cliché, but it’s actually serious business. Our health and even our very lives depend on it. Most people think of the basics when it comes to self-care. Eat healthy, get enough sleep, exercise. Of course, many people don’t even cover the basics, but on top of that, there’s a lot more to self-care than taking care of our bodies. The key is right in the term – self. Self includes mind, body and soul. It includes finding our purpose and meaning in life so that we can experience joy and fulfillment. It includes loving ourselves and accepting our flaws. Self-care includes achieving and maintaining overall well-being.
By starting with a base of total well-being, we ensure not only being healthy and happy, but we ensure success in whatever we pursue. We have the centeredness, the energy, the motivation and the persistence needed to get where we want to go and to achieve what we want to do in our lives. The key to deep self-care is self-awareness. Without that, we cannot notice what is happening in our minds, bodies and souls much less provide what is needed in the moment.
There are multiple reasons we don’t prioritize self-care practices, so I recently interviewed Sandy Vo, meditation teacher and yogi, as well as founder of Prosperous the Podcast and Prosperous: School of Self-Realization, a 90-day integrative breakthrough experience for modern-day leaders, to get her thoughts.
Thanks to Sandy Vo for sharing her expertise on self-care. If you’d like to check out Sandy’s online program, Prosperous: School of Self-Realization, she’s offering our listeners a 14-day free trial at sandyvo.com/energyupgrade.
Remember that we have only one body and one mind to last a lifetime. They require maintenance and practicing deep self-care is one of the most powerful actions you can take toward living a life of well-being.
Until next time. We can live better lives and create a better world. All it takes to get started is a mindful moment.