Are you too busy for self care?
As women we so often put ourselves at the bottom of our own priority list. We take care of everyone and everything else before we even consider doing something for ourselves.
Yet taking care of ourselves is crucial to being successful at work and in business, being able to properly look after others, and in having a fulfilling life.
If you’re too busy for self care, then NOW is the time you need it more than ever. YOU are your most important asset. Taking care of yourself first, therefore, is crucial to being able to do your work—and everything else—successfully, efficiently, and discerningly, and so you can be fully present for the things that matter most.
From experience I know when I take care of myself and make time for self care, I work better, feel better, and am more fun to be around! The BodyIntelligence approach means looking after yourself so you can best serve others. Through my experience studying and teaching the Alexander Technique, I have learned to prioritize myself to function at my best, as well as specific self-care practices to both restore and energize.
Tools, Programs, and Practices
My favorite self-care practice of all, is Constructive Rest.
Constructive Rest is a simple, yet powerful self-care practice to energize and restore body and mind. It helps you to improve your posture, release tension and calm your nervous system so you can be your most efficient, energetic and productive self. All you need are a few minutes of time, a couple of books, and a quiet place to lie down.
Find lots of information, tips and guidance on how to do Constructive Rest yourself here.
A regular Constructive Rest practice is the most beneficial. I have free tools to help you try it for 30 days, and feel the benefits in your life. Click here for details.
Take the free 30-Day Constructive Challenge >>
My Power Pause audio is under five minutes long (4:36) and can be used to accompany lying down in the traditional Constructive Rest position, as well as sitting at your desk (just pop in your headphones and listen), standing, or whatever suits you.
Don’t have time for self care? Don’t have time for Constructive Rest?
With a “power pause,” self care does not have to take long. You do have time.
Just a few minutes can be hugely beneficial, especially if you’re paying attention in a mindful and constructive way. In the audio I gently guide your attention and thinking to help you be more present and connected, release excess tension, and clear your mind of mental clutter.
When you purchase the Power Pause audio, you will be sent a link to download the MP3 to enjoy any time you want.
Cost: $3.50BUY NOW
Constructive Rest Audio Guide
My Constructive Rest Audio Guide is ideal for both beginners and people who already practice Constructive Rest. The audio is a little under 20 minutes long (18:21), which is considered the optimal amount of time lying down to gain the most benefit and allow your spine to regain its full height.
In the Constructive Rest Audio I gently guide you to release excess tension, using my latest ideas on how to direct your thinking and awareness most effectively.
Accompanying the audio is a 18-page companion guide containing all you need to get you started, as well as additional tips and suggestions for alternative positions.
When you purchase the Constructive Rest Audio Guide you will be sent a link to download both the audio (MP3) and the written guide (PDF).
Cost: $9.95BUY NOW
Join the BodyIntelligence Community Facebook Group
The BodyIntelligence Community is a place where you can get support if you struggle with stress – stress of body or mind – and has a strong focus on self-care.
In this group I provide daily resources, tips and inspiration to help you transform stress into ease, confidence and inner calm. I welcome your questions, and do my best to answer promptly. Other members of the group also provide a wealth of information and experience, and we all support one another.
We regularly share our gratitude and appreciation for things in our lives, moments of joy, and how we are taking care of ourselves, sometimes in the smallest of ways. Even the smallest things we do can accumulate to make significant and helpful changes in how we feel.
Every Thursday I do a short live video especially for the members of this group, in which I lead a guided off-the-cuff “Power Pause” using BodyIntelligence and Alexander Technique ideas. It’s a way to take a short constructive break in your day. You can listen in live while you sit at your desk, take a walk, lie down – wherever you can be mindful and undisturbed for a few minutes – and the recording is available afterwards for you to use at your convenience and to accommodate our members in many different time zones around the world.
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