Today I want to talk about the importance of looking after yourself. Because if you truly want to be able to help others, the first person you need to take care of is yourself.
I’m going to be honest with you. These last few weeks have been emotionally draining and exhausting.
I’ve felt all kinds of emotions. From immense sadness at the loss of my nonna, to guilt for not visiting her as much as I would’ve liked, then guilt for not showing up in my business and letting people down, happiness for getting to spend time with my family and friends, nostalgia for our wonderful childhood, sadness at having to say goodbye to everyone in Perth but happiness to be back in the Sunshine Coast with my boyfriend. The list goes on.
But at the same time this rollercoaster ride in Perth was just what I needed.
Well obviously it would’ve been nice under better circumstances but if it wasn’t for what was happening I wouldn’t have had this experience. And I wouldn’t have had time to reset myself.
You see. I’m generally all guns blazing in my business and I tend to get so caught up in wanting to help everyone else that I forget to make time for myself.
And over the last few months I’ve experienced days where I just didn’t feel motivated or inspired. Not because I don’t love what I do, but because I wasn’t putting myself first.
So this is my reminder to you about the importance of looking after yourself first.
Most entrepreneurs will have you believe that to be successful you need to work loooong hours and give up everything else. Hustle for the dream.
While I do believe in hard work. This motto of overworking yourself has got to stop. Doing that just leads to burn out and exhausts you.
So listen to yourself. Schedule time to do things just for you. For me that’s going to mean walking to the beach each morning and not turning on my laptop until I’ve done this. This is my chance to clear my mind, relax and meditate on the day ahead and feel good because I’m moving my body and nourishing my mind.
The better you feel, the more your business will thrive.
Side note: this is also a reminder to take life a little less seriously and stop worrying what others think of you. I wasn’t planning to swim this morning but the water looked soo inviting and I really felt the need to jump in but I didn’t have my bathers on. Usually that would be the end of it for me, I’d be too busy worrying about what everyone else thinks. But today I decided to just jump in anyway… underwear’s the same as bathers right?! Not one person even took a second look at me so who really cares?!
Go out and live a little. 🙌🏻💜
~ Jade xx