Self care for me often just means not having responsibility for a short time – and that can be the biggest thing that I need to rest and replenish myself. Self care can look like all sorts of things for different people, but sometimes it really is that simple.
It can be a chance to relax and unwind; have space to reflect and think – and most importantly have someone else tell you what to do for a while, instead of you being the one who is in charge and making decisions all the time.
Because I don’t know about you, but I’ve certainly found the last few months difficult never mind the last few years. It seems like people want something from me all the time. My family are doing great, although there is a certain anxiety coming out of lockdown and trying to find some sort of normal after COVID; and this means I feel needed a lot of the time.
Obviously being a coach, I support my clients too; I put so much energy and soul into doing that. And I love it. I absolutely love it. But I’m also aware of what it takes out of me, and that I too need to be supported and have space to relax and just be for a while.
So whether it’s a week or a weekend, a day or even a half day, there is so much importance in taking that time for myself. Often, the retreats I go on are a mix of fun stuff, yoga, meditation, wellness. I really enjoy all of that, and it is incredibly valuable.