One of my favorite quotes about self-care comes from my friend and colleague Annie Wright, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who runs Annie Wright Psychotherapy, based in Berkeley. “Self-care doesn’t always look like sleep, yoga or green juice,” she often says. And she is SO right.
But sometimes self-care becomes this thing that you have to plan and make time for and commit to. Maybe it starts to feel like a chore because so many people keep telling you to “take care of you”. Or maybe self-care feels silly or selfish, like your time could be better spent checking items off your to-do list.
I get it. We’re all busy. But look: if you don’t make time for you, nobody else will. You’re in the driver’s seat on this one. And I guarantee that one hour a week (at least) dedicated just to you is not too much to invest in yourself.
But, how to fill the time? We’ve got you covered.
In partnership with Annie, I’ve developed a worksheet to help guide you through a decision-making process that helps you think through a decision-making process that starts with booking – and committing – to time just for you. Then, it takes you through a series of questions to help you plan and choose an activity that feels right for you, depending on what you need at this moment and as you grow toward the next version of you.
I hope you like it. Download it here.