I’m reflecting on what I heard High Sensitivity expert and consultant (and cherished guest on my podcast) Alane Freund share the other day, which landed me, in just the right place.
Alane said especially right now, in these times, we need to be “DOUBLING UP ON SELF-CARE.”
Alane also said, “When it gets hard, it’s harder to take care of yourself.” And what can help is “having an accountability partner.”
How does this land for you?
What can you do that can take care of you? What can you do for self-care? Is it a double dose of self-care? Single-dose? Half- dose? Is it awareness and curiosity about what it can be and how it can feel? An accountability partner? You matter. Your needs matter. When the well gets filled we can then share what’s in the well with others. This is what motivates me. Every day really. With myself. My family. Friends. Clients. Unknown connections out in the world. When we can take care of ourselves we can take care of others and other things that need our care. #youroxygenmaskfirst
I’m either operating from a well that’s being replenished or I’m aware when it’s going on empty. When it’s filling up I can do the work (and I can do it better- parenting for example) that is mine to do and that calls me to it. It’s a daily practice and with one step and then the next, the way forward thankfully is here. Now.
You can find my podcast conversations with Alane Freund here.
Cheers to you. Today. Right now. ❤️✌️🌎
I’m a Certified Life Coach and Certified Mentor Coach based in Montreal, Canada supporting people to use their voice for change and social healing.