I've been talking a lot about real Self Care on Social Media lately. In my posts and in my Facebook groups
For far too long we high achieving women have put ourselves too far down our priority list and that to me is the ultimate in not looking after you and your needs.
You find yourself looking out for everyone else but yourself.
Is your team ok? Has your partner got everything he/she needs? Are your children fully catered for, loved enough, given enough, hugged enough, nurtured enough, the list goes on? Have you looked after those family members that are in need? On top of that you worry about all the injustice and big issues going on in the world and your environment. And yes, they are all important in your life, but where are you in that?
You've stopped looking after you and the cracks are being to show. Well, that stops here.
You might be in a corporate role, an on line entrepreneur or in a public sector leadership role, what you do doesn't matter to me. If you are a high achieving woman who's not looking after her needs, I'm asking you to sign up to this Next Level Woman's Manifesto. It's for you to simply take stock and look out for you. You can chose which of these promises work for you and sod the rest but I want you to really consider each point and decide if you want to promise yourself these things and take action on it. If you do, read on.
The NEXT LEVEL Woman Manifesto
1. I promise to be true to me.
2. I promise to truly define what Success means to me and to reassess it regularly. 3. I promise to be clear on my priorities and to work to overcome any barriers that stand in my way. 4. I promise to manage my energy and my time effectively. 5. I promise to love myself however messy that might look at times. 6. I promise to manage that Mean Little Cow voice (the inner critic), so that she works for me, not against me. 7. I promise to honour my commitments to myself on a daily basis. 8. I promise not to compare my REAL life with anyone else's highlights. 9. I promise not to compare MY next level with anyone else's next level. 10. I promise to live my life at MY next level NOW.