Okay, so I’m going off on a tangent with this blog. But I think it needs to be said.
As those working in the wellness-space we’re AMAZING at taking care of others. We’re helpers. Empaths. We live to help others achieve their goals.
BUT. We’re not all that good sometimes at taking care of ourselves.
“Physician heal thy self” Luke 4:23
So. How’re you doing?
In New Zealand we’re just starting week 3 of enforced stay-at-home as I write this.
Many of my clients are having to shut their doors and dig deep to see how to pivot to keep helping their clients during this COVID-19 time. It’s hard. Some are able to flip into seeing clients virtually rather than in person. Others, like physios or massage therapists, just can’t do this.
Even those who can keep working are finding that their clients are cancelling because of tightening their financial belts, or just sheer brain-overload of how they’re dealing with the situation in their country.
I’m not going to talk about the marketing stuff here. I’m going to talk about how we can take care of ourselves. After all, we’re going through all those same emotions as our clients. But we don’t have anyone taking care of OUR wellbeing.
And as I said already, sometimes we need a bit of a kick to take our own advice. After all, we think we know it all (or most of it). But we need to just take a moment and look after ourselves. So we can be there for us, for our family and friends, for our clients.
I reached out to some amazing people in the wellness space to help us take our own advice.
Remember. We’re people too.
When we feel this challenge is getting too much. Anthony DiMarino, Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer shared this blog about how challenges change and refine us with me, which was JUST what I needed to read.
When you’re a people-person and not used to being on your own all day. Read this blog by Samina Qureshi RDN at Wholesome Start about how to break up your day with self-care.
Do you remember the good things? Jeanette Kimszal has 10 ways that gratitude can change our lives. Yes, I know we tell our clients this over and over, but do YOU do it too?
Body confidence coach, Emma Wright, shared this gem of wisdom for those of us who are in stay-at-home mode with kids … and a pantry that’s got a voice (and it’s calling yoooouuu)
New to working from home, or grown a few new ‘co-workers’? Try this blog about working from home from Healthline.
And here are some great suggestions for keeping kids distracted while you’re trying to work!
Now, take your own advice.
Stay safe and be kind xx
Hi, I'm Katrina
I'm the brains and creativity behind Words for Wellness, copy writing and marketing services for health and wellness businesses.