I woke up Monday morning and did not want to get out of bed. I could feel an internal push and pull: all I want to do is sip tea by a fire (fall has arrived in the mountains!) and I really need to hit some important work deadlines.
I’ve learned when this resistance shows up, it’s best not to push and most helpful to put my hand on my chest, befriend myself and ask, “What do I most need right now?” This morning I heard: let go, take a long, restful 2-hour lunch, make time to connect with a close friend and trust that it will all get done. Ahhh… exhale. Yes! Join me this week in attuning to what you most need right now:
Want more? Read Self-Care 101: 3 Ways to Begin. Self-care is how we cultivate our desired state of being, how we show up in the world. It’s not self-indulgent or selfish, it’s about entering in to a new way of being with ourselves. Let me know how your week goes, I’d love to hear what you most need right now!
THREE UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MAKING YOUR SELF-CARE A PRIORITY:
- Empower your employees to feel more resourced & creative in 2023! For 20+ years I’ve been designing presentations/workshops for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and leadership teams–from the Center for Women in Law to the Hewlett Foundation–around resiliency and finding balance. Email workshops at reneetrudeau dot com to explore having me speak at your organization. Learn more here.
- Oct. 14-16 ~ Awakening Your Wild Soul: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the largest retreat center in North America and my fav (ALMOST SOLD OUT). I’ll also be here Jan. 27-29! Learn more.
- Friday, Oct. 28th 9 ~ 4:30 Awakening Your Wild Soul One-Day Retreat- just announced! Laugh, renew in nature, enjoy deep rest, authentic connection and community with like-minded women. Learn more. Psst ….want to receive updates on special NC regional events? Email info at reneetrudeau dot com and ask to be added to our NC Wild Souls regional mailing list.
Subscribe here to Live Inside Out, a weekly blog written by mindfulness 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, Renee has been facilitating high-impact interactive workshops for Fortune 500 companies, national nonprofits/conferences and organizations worldwide for 25 years. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, 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 based on her pioneering self-care curriculum. 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 Western North Carolina and Austin, Texas; her latest venture is Wild Souls Nature Adventures. More on Renee here.