For so many people, self-care comes last.
That includes me.
After college, I served for 3 years with Americorps at a local arts non-profit. I loved the work I did there, and I adored the kids that came to the art center. However due to the nature of the work(and the nature of work at most grassroots non-profits) I quickly became super burnt out.
I wasn’t alone in the feeling. Many of my fellow Americorps members expressed the same symptoms. Extreme fatigue, anxiety, lack of sleep, and a general feeling of never having time for ourselves.
This is true for so many people. Luckily for us, our service terms had an end, and we could choose to move on to other positions if we wanted to.
But for many others, parents, caregivers, nurses, non-profit professionals, teachers, etc, there is no end of service. This is just everyday life.
The feeling is always that you have to take care of everyone else first. Then, maybe if there’s time/money/energy, you get some.
When’s the last time you focused on yourself? If we can put our own needs first, we can better serve those around us.
Easier said than done though, ya?
That’s why I’m so excited to open up my free 5 Day Self-Care Challenge! From January 25th – 29th, you’ll get a daily wellness challenge via email designed to ease stress and boost energy.
Don’t worry, this is not food restrictive at all!
You’ll get access to the exclusive facebook group for support through the whole Challenge.
And, if you post a photo of yourself completing the challenge each day, you’ll be entered to win our Healthy On the Go Prize Pack, which includes:
- BlueAvocado 3-Piece (eco) Lunch Kit in Green Nautical! This sweet lunch bag keeps food cold for up to 6 hours, and it includes a reusable snack bag and cloth napkin. Upgrade your work lunch, or take it out on a picnic or to the beach!
- Contigo Thermalock Matterhorn Stainless Steel Water Bottle! You pick the color (black, stainless, or orchid). This water bottle is perfect for on the go hydration, whether you're headed to the gym or to work. Keeps drinks cold for 18 hours, and hot for 10 hours!
But you have to hurry, registration ends January 24th at 9pm EST!
And don’t forget to invite your friends! It’s way more fun (AND easier to complete) when you have your people with you.