Posts tagged self care
3 Easy Ways Mompreneurs Can Receive Positive Validation

The journey we travel to growing a successful business is one that requires certain types of “fuel” in order to stay the course.

We’re only human, right?

As humans, it is unrealistic to think that we can thrive long-term without a few key fueling elements of self-care, and one of them is having a consistent flow of affirming validation along the way.

And as mompreneurs, falling a bit short of our revenue goals is often a part of our new business experience, so we must open our minds to identifying all of the other validating truths in our lives that provide irrefutable evidence of our progress as well as the impact our work is having on the people we serve.

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How Getting Naked Helped My Business: My trip to a Korean spa

This past weekend I tried something new - something I’d been contemplating doing for a long time.

I went to a Korean Spa.

If you don’t know anything about Korean Spas, let me educate you on one of the biggest features it offers.

Gender-specific nude areas.

Yes.

There is a section of the spa that you must be nude in order to even get inside.

This is the area where they offer their full-body massages, body scrubs, saunas, soaking tubs, and basically all the good stuff people go to spas for.

So, let me take you on my journey at the Korean spa, and share with you how my experience there completely and forever changed my business.

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My 2018 Favorite Self-Care Things!

As we dive deeper into the work of self-care and living a life of refreshment, we journey to new things to grab, try on and insert into our care rhythms and routines.

Every year I keep a running list of the gems I stumble across that made a big impact on how I take care of myself, and this time I brought Kelly along for the ride!

In Episode #17 of The Refreshed Life Show, we’re sharing some of our favorite self-care items, books, clothing, and other fun things that made our favorites list for 2018!

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5 Ways to Stop Doing Too Much

There are signs and red flags 🚩 flapping everywhere before we hit that brick wall, yet something inside of us wants to just try to suck it up and push through it - it being the overwhelm and exhaustion.

Oh my goodness. The madness must stop. I promise you I wanna make t-shirts that say “Burn out is NOT an option.” Cause it’s not.

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How Your Emotional Wellness Impacts Your Business

I’m legit broadcasting live in my pajamas here, cause when I tell ya I’m wiped... Stick. A. Fork. In. Me. #iamdone

I don’t really know why I think it’s OK to do a live when I’m in this mental space, but Kelly and I figured transparency and authenticity would work for us, yeah?

So, in all of my authenticity and vulnerability, I’m going to be chatting about:
✔️My current living situation (and how I feel about it - there may be tears folks).
✔️My recent carbon monoxide poisoning.
✔️The current pressure my family is under.
✔️And how it has all impacted how I do business - cause it all does doesn’t it?

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How to Find and Create Healthy Community

Listen, we have all struggled with the idea of community, because most of us have had unhealthy or disappointing experiences with people - and sometimes our issues stem from us having an incorrect definition of what real community even is in the first place.

We are here today to tell you that community doesn’t have to look like an idea from your childhood or something you see on TV. Community can serve you when you feel depleted, and it can be a beautiful outgrowth of your service when you are operating from a healthy place.

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The 5 Things I Quit Doing in Order to Be Free & Get Stuff Done

What are the things you are currently doing in your life that are slowly chipping away at your joy?

What can you quit in order to achieve more emotional health in your life?

We're sharing some of the things we've quit in our lives in order to make room for more life-giving pursuits as well as to create more emotional health.

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Creating Your Own Self-Care Toolbox

When we identify our self-care go to’s, figuring out what things actually work for us when we are trying to create boundaries around our priorities as well as rest and refresh consistently and rhythmically - creating a comfortable and manageable cadence with our normal life demands - we become equipped to keep exhaustion and overwhelm to a minimum.

It doesn’t take a lot to build your very own self-care arsenal. Maybe you’ll pick up some ideas as you listen to to our chat.

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Self-Care is Different for Everyone

If you struggle with giving yourself permission to take care of yourself, pause right here.

In this The Refreshed Life episode, we’re discussing what we believe are some misconceptions around what self-care is (at least what it is to us), and attempt to add value to this whole idea of loving yourself well, without feeling self-indulgent or quite possibly un-Christlike (for my fellow faith people out there).

Our desire is for you to include God in your self-care plan, not exclude Him. We believe He desires the same.

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Getting Comfortable With Your Own Self-Care

What in the world is self-care anyway?

I mean, are we talking candle-lit bubble baths here? Sitting with our feet up while dipping luscious red strawberries in creamy dark chocolate? Body massages with fragrant essential oils…?

Honestly, I can EASILY get with all. of. that. And, for some of us, those types of things may be part of our self-care strategy.

But that’s not really what I’m getting at when talking about self-care. It’s really so, so much more, and we as women and mothers are not doing a slam-dunk job of this for ourselves.

...which is why we’re talking about it.

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