Happy Valentine’s Day!
More often than not, as high performers, we think everything has to be all business and structure, all the time. But with all things in life, we have to be able to step away from the structure at times and celebrate the joy and the love of life!
And that is also going to be the direction we go with for this connection piece.
I want to start out with recognizing and touching on some self-love and reflection that Heidi Hanna, an author and experienced speaker talks about. She often talks about stress and the heights of stress that we all accumulate over time. She teaches that the biggest stress creator for us is pretending to be someone we are not. Interested in jumping straight to the podcast to give yourself some love? Click here!
How often do we run into this? I know I have. Especially as business professionals, it is easy for us to run into situations in which we think we have to do things differently or act insincere to ourselves in order to succeed according to other people’s standards.
When we aren’t authentic and genuine, when we are trying to be like someone else rather than being ourselves or if we aren’t listening to how our body is guiding us...THESE examples cause so much stress in our lives and lead to unhealthy habits. And they are the complete opposite of loving ourselves.
Loving ourselves requires so much more than just accepting ourselves. It requires taking care of ourselves, being our best selves, and owning ourselves. What does that mean to you?
As business professionals, if we do not accept and truly value who we are, it makes it difficult for us to value those that we work with.
Self-love and value encompasses everything we talk about here; the fitness, the eating well, the drinking water. But it also means the good quality sleep, the meditation, the reflection and journaling. Tuning into these areas allows you to evaluate and decipher where your stress levels are and what your gut and mind are telling you--it is these times and when you lie down for bed when you are able to truly accept YOUR truth.
And accepting your truth leads to understanding how you can better serve others.
Knowing and understanding your truth requires checking in with yourself and checking in with yourself leads to an increase in self-love. Self-love takes showing up for yourself, it takes accepting and being committed to your good and bad and the course corrections that may have to come.
Begin to love the process, trust the process, and enjoy the process of learning about yourself and your truth! The more you are able to jump into and learn about yourself, the stronger your self-love will grow.
And that, is a beautiful thing!
Give yourself some extra love and understanding today and listen to my newest episode, “Are Your Living Your Truth”, on my podcast, Change by Choice, by clicking here! The podcast is on both iTunes and Podcast Addict.
Thank you as always for tuning in and for always striving to live a life of joy and high performance! Remember, #EveryStoryMatters and Happy Valentine’s Day!