Self-Care in September

Wade a Minute

Welcome to Self-Care September.

This month, I want to welcome you to think about how you are taking care of yourself and prioritizing your own needs.  How exciting!!! (and I am sure pretty scary for some). This month is all about scheduling in YOU time before the list of to-dos fall into place.

Let’s back it up and discuss self-care for a moment. What is it? How do you define it? When I talk about self-care, it’s not about the best face lotions to use to prevent wrinkles or the most amazing detox plan to help you lose 10 lbs. I define self-care as learning how to take care of yourself from the inside out. When you pay attention to what you feed yourself, how you treat yourself, the thoughts you create, the way you move your body and the energy you surround yourself with, you are taking care of yourself as a holistic being. Life gets busy--stress, family, work and societal pressures can take over and throw us off our self-care plan. We sometimes lose the ability to feel grounded in our own skin. Not this month!!!

As September begins, take a mindful moment to explore how you can make yourself a priority in your schedule. It’s not about being selfish, so drop that monkey-mind misconception. Self-care is about giving yourself some TLC and space to breathe in the midst of a busy day—balancing the busy fire energy with some cooling and soothing self-love.

In the midst of coaching clients, teaching pilates classes and running workshops, I consciously create space in my day to make sure I am taking care of myself. I know that if my battery is running on low, then I cannot serve and support others to the best of my ability. For me, it's three simple things: I consciously make space to move my body, have some quiet reflection time and express my creativity in the kitchen. Most days I can’t fit in all three for as long as I want to, but I know that if I don’t take care of myself as a 3-dimensional human, then I feel unbalanced and out of whack.

This month, make a list of your self-care staples. Some ideas could be: eat a healthy breakfast while sitting down, meditate for 5 minutes when I wake up, practice my empowering mantra, buy myself fresh flowers or dance naked when I wake up to get my energy going. Your self-care list can be anything that consciously makes you feel good and supports you taking care of and loving yourself. When you feel healthy, strong, loved and grounded in your own skin, you are then able to give love back to the world.

Pick one item off of your list to practice each day this month. Take a picture or tweet at me so I can help hold you accountable. Tweetable:____________  #selfcaredontcare @WadeBrill

Instagramable: ___________#selfcaredontcare @OneWade

Facebookable: ____________ #selfcaredontcare @Wade Bril Life Coaching If you need more help brainstorming your self-care staples, emailme to set up a free, introductory "Self-Care in September" session. Gracefully enter into the season versus falling into Fall.