“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
- M. Scott Peck
Pain in this human life is inevitable. Our hearts will be broken (and sometimes our bones), our hopes will get dashed. We must learn how to pick ourselves back up again, and learn how to keep going after we experience loss. Sometimes life hits us hard with something that knocks the physical or metaphorical breath out of us, and other times it’s more like a nagging feeling that something’s just not right. Whatever the instigator, our discomfort can influence change. We realize that what we’re currently doing isn’t working, or is no longer working, for us.
My dear friend and fellow coach Kanesha had a revelation of this sort just last month, when she put herself on a self-care diet. Kanesha is one of those women who have so much going on, it’s exhausting to me just to contemplate it all! I don’t know how she gets it all done — and done WELL — and still looks so happy and put-together. But I can relate to the practice of doing so much and forgetting to take care of me. Self-care is very individual for each of us, but if you need some suggestions, I invite you to check out Kanesha’s self-care series — and it’s absolutely free. She has pulled together some inspiring experts, motivating worksheets and daily reminders all geared to help you take a few minutes each day to take care of the often overlooked but essential self. Oh, and I will be making a guest appearance later in the month. Don’t miss it!