It’s a wonderful feeling coaching people on how to thrive in their personal and professional lives. One of the most important steps to thriving is self-care.
When I worked as a mental health therapist, I was very good at taking care of everyone else and putting my needs low on my priorities list. Now, working as a coach, I make sure to take great care of myself and have fun. I have since learned that when I’m at my best, I deliver my best coaching.
Those of us that are in leadership, management, or service positions, must learn to value the benefits of making self-care a life-giving skill. Not only do you have the potential to develop healthier and happier habits, but it will also lead to a more fulfilling and productive career.
Taking care of yourself is NOT being selfish. It is being self-full. The contents in the cup are for me. As my cup overflows, I give to others and that is when the magic happens.