Week 1: Self Care
Welcome to Module 1 of The Fabulous Woman Project!
I am so excited to be getting started with you this week!
You will find that the videos this week are short and sweet… there’s a good reason for that! This week is about you taking action and prioritising your own self care.
In the introductory video you’ll learn why self care is so important – the reality is that your health is your safety mask.
You’ll also learn some simple self care tips that you can implement every day because true self care is about the action you take regularly.
You will also find an activity called the Circle of Life which helps you evaluate where you are at right now. This may be confronting but step by step we’ll work together to make your circle a happier one.
One of my favourite visualisations is in this module and it’s called ‘My Fabulous Day’… I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
And finally we’ll be talking about the importance of gratitude and you’ll find a beautiful gratitude journal to download if you don’t already have one.
Self care is such an important topic for the modern woman. In this video you’ll gain some tips about simple self care strategies you can implement right away.
Your Action Items for This Week:
- Commit to the following simple daily self care including: eating a healthy breakfast, sitting down to eat, saying no if you don’t want to commit to something and getting enough sleep.
- Focus on doing one thing this week that makes you feel GOOD!
- Work on you creating a self care haven at home – what can you add to your home (or already have that you aren’t using) that makes you feel happy? Diffusing essential oils, candles, a relaxing bath, playing music, fresh flowers or a comfy reading nook are simple inexpensive ideas that can make a real difference in your home environment.
- Book in your own self care retreat for after the program finishes… just one night for YOU!
Circle of Life
The Circle of Life exercise is a simple activity that you can complete at various points of The Fabulous Woman Project.
Completing this activity at the beginning will give you an excellent insight into where you should focus your energy over coming weeks. The Circle of Life is an exercise that helps you examine a variety of areas of your life, in order to determine which primary foods you are missing the most.
The Circle of Life has 12 sections including Spirituality, Confidence, Education, Career, Finances, Health, Physical Activity, Home Cooking, Home Environment, Relationships and Social Life. By completing the Circle of Life, you will have a clear visual of any imbalances in primary food. Use this as a starting point for areas where you may wish to spend more time and energy to create balance in your life.
This exercise will help you to discover which primary foods you are missing the most.
The Circle of Life has 12 sections. Look at each section and place a dot on the line marking how satisfied you are with each area of your life. A dot placed at the center of the circle or close to the middle indicates dissatisfaction, while a dot placed on the periphery indicates ultimate happiness.
When you have placed a dot on each of the lines, connect the dots to see your circle of life.
You will have a clear visual of any imbalances in primary food and a starting point for determining where you may wish to spend more time and energy to create balance and joy in your life.
The Fabulous Day exercise is one of the most powerful self development activities you can do. You need to be alone and very relaxed to do this activity. The key is not to sensor yourself and to really capture what your fabulous day would look like.
Tip: I suggest downloading the MP3 file to your phone so that you can plug your headphones in and enjoy this activity!
In this final video you’ll be learning about the 7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude and how you can introduce a regular gratitude practice into your life. There is a Weekly Gratitude Journal below for you to download if you don’t already have a journal to record your thoughts each day.
The article mentioned in the video can be found here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2014/11/23/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-of-gratitude-that-will-motivate-you-to-give-thanks-year-round/#78b35b556800