What image comes to mind when you think about self-care?
A massage or bubble bath?
A fancy dinner?
Being all zenned out in lotus pose?
Though these things can be wonderful, I also think they can give self-care a bad name by portraying it as something fun, frivolous and even a little selfish.
In reality, true self-care – or what I like to call “therapeutic self-care” – is absolutely essential to our well-being and our ability to show up for those around us.
Therapeutic self-care is about meeting your core needs as a human – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. It’s an inside job first and foremost, and it doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive to do WONDERS for your nervous system, stress levels and overall balance in life.
As we go into the holidays where schedules are extra packed and stress is high, we need to become even more mindful of our self-care. To send you into this season with empowering self-care practices, I tapped Adult Chair® Master Coach and self-care guru, Theresa Steighner, to share her advice for self-care at the holidays (and year round!) with us.
Theresa shares the four pillars of true self-care, plus five fast and free things you can do daily to keep your nervous system in balance…this is self-care like you’ve never heard it talked about before!
Listen to discover:
- Why self-care is so important
- What “therapeutic self-care” is
- The four pillars of true self-care
- 5 quick ways to regulate your nervous system
- How to prioritize yourself and your self-care
I promise you, if you do what Theresa recommends in this episode, you’ll feel less stress, less overwhelm, more presence and more peace this holiday season. Tidings of comfort and joy, indeed.
“Our self-care is more than the bubble baths, the massages, the getting the pedicures. Self-care is really about taking care of our needs on that physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.” – Theresa Steighner
“A big part of self-care is being able to set those boundaries, but we really have to know who we are first.” – Theresa Steighner
“When somebody compliments you, it’s a reflection of you back to you.” – Theresa Steighner
“Awareness is key. We cannot change what we are not aware of.” – Theresa Steighner
“You can’t grab what’s happening in the moment and raise your self-awareness if you’re constantly in the future or the past. Make sure you’re slowing down.” – Michelle Chalfant
“Women have a really hard time putting ourselves first.” – Michelle Chalfant
“Nature regulates our nervous system.” – Theresa Steighner
“Yoga helps us to repattern those habitual response patterns and brings awareness so that we can show up in a healthier way, in that healthy adult.” – Theresa Steighner
“You’ve got to make sure you’re asking for what you need. You’re worth it.” – Michelle Chalfant
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