I was visiting with a girlfriend yesterday and we were sharing how the current times feel like the period following a bad car accident. The accident (COVID) happens and you’re in shock. For a while you may think, “Everything is fine.” Then the physical, emotional and financial aftermath arrives-often in slow waves-and you realize you were hit harder than you thought. And now, you have to deal with all the fallout.
How are you faring at work, at home and in your key relationships right now? Maybe you’re feeling a bit wobbly (read more)? We’re all navigating uncertainty, but more than ever, we can support ourselves by putting self-care front and center and tuning in daily to what we most need. Here’s the question I’m sitting with this week:
Self-care is not about adding something to our to-do list, fixing or becoming a better version of ourselves or doing something because we’re told we should. It’s about slowing down and attuning and responding to our needs and desires moment to moment. And if we do this regularly, we find that what we need changes every day! Now more than ever, self-care is essential to helping us find our center and discovering our way in this wild new reality. Let me know how it goes.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU OR YOUR TEAM IN FINDING BALANCE? HERE ARE TWO OPPORTUNITIES:
- *New* Wild Souls Nature Adventures! Do you live in North Carolina or have friends/family in this gorgeous state? I moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains last year and I am in the process of creating magical, Western North Carolina-based nature/mindfulness experiences designed to reconnect you to wilderness and yourself. Learn more + make sure and sign up for my Wild Souls mailing list here).
- My 2021-2022 speaking calendar is filling up! Schedule me to create a balanced living workshop, keynote or personal retreat to help your team, organization or employees feel less stressed and more resilient, creative and focused. For 20+ years I’ve been working with companies/organizations such as Women in Conservation, the Council on Family Violence, Merrill Lynch, the Center for Women in Law, the Hewlett Foundation and more. Email me, I’d love to discuss how I can support your team or organization. Learn more here.
Subscribe here to Live Inside Out, a weekly blog written by life balance coach/author/speaker and self-care evangelist Renée Peterson Trudeau. Passionate about helping men and women find balance through the art/science of self-care, her work has appeared in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, US News & World Report, AARP, Spirituality & Health and more. She and her team have certified more than 400 facilitators in 10 countries around the globe to lead self-renewal groups for women based on her pioneering work. She’s the author of two books on life balance including the award-winning The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life. She and her husband live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Austin, Texas and are enjoying a new empty nest. More on Renee here.