I feel incredibly lucky that a young age I heard the message of the importance of taking care of yourself. It really resonated with me and has stuck with me ever since. While it has not always been a popular viewpoint, I think research is showing just how foundational this mindset is. If we take care of #1 (ourselves), then we have the capacity required to take care of #2 and #3!
Cheryl Piper-Snyder joins us again for this Remarkable Women Podcast to speak to this very topic. She is a business and life coach and spends a great deal of time helping people understand the brain, heart, and mind connection so that they live fully into their potential, both personally and professionally.
She shares several insights around these ideas that I think all our listeners will find valuable.
Do you think reality is objective?
Cheryl would argue that it is our perceptions, our own responses that define our reality. “Nothing in life has any meaning other than the meaning we give it.” If we ponder that for a while, and come to agree with it, we should feel more control over our situations. We get to choose how we perceive and internalize an event, conversation, or circumstance.
Most people allow their subconscious to repeat a negative script.
She shared a sad statistic – 75% of most people’s thoughts are negative! How do we allow that to happen? And better yet, is there a way to change that stat??!! Cheryl offers some great suggestions that help our brains create new pathways and habits. You’ll want to listen in for these!
Taking care of yourself looks different for everyone.
What do you, in all of your uniqueness need to fill your cup, to release that stress, to refresh your heart or get your creative juices flowing? For some people it is time outside, for others it is regular time with friends, or for others, it is intense physical work-outs. Figure out what you need to take care of your body, heart, and mind and make sure to do those things each week.
Some of us could really benefit from having a coach help us change our negative scripts and adopting more of a “growth-minded” script. This is part of what it looks like to “take care of you.”
If you are interested in something like this, you can reach out to Cheryl at alchemyholisticlifecoach.com, and keep an eye out for some new online tools she will be offering to help declutter our minds and live more fully into who we were meant to be.