S1:Ep.6 – Moving From Survival Mode Into Self-Care

In today’s episode, Michelle and Nicole discuss the difference between “basic maintenance” and actual Self-Care. Listen in to learn some excellent and easy-to-implement tips for moving yourself from “survival mode” into a more nourishing level of Self Care.  Listen to Episode 6.

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Show Notes:

Understanding and applying self-care. #00:01:34.4#

Not an expert: Convicted, busted, and owning it! #00:01:49.4#

The difference between self-care and survival needs. #00:02:59.8#

When you struggle to do the basics, drinking water DOES feel like self-care. #00:04:18.3#

First, meet your basic survival needs; Nicole and Michelle tell what those needs are. #00:06:01.7#

What self care IS. #00:06:46.9#

Weeding out: scrolling! #00:09:37.7#

Adding in: soul-nourishing things. #00:10:09.3#

Struggling to cover the basics? Michelle asks you a gut-wrenching question. #00:11:29.6#

One tweak in each basic area to move beyond mere survival. #00:13:11.6#

Should you go it alone? #00:13:49.9#

How can texting help? #00:15:26.1#

How moving your body can build your community. #00:16:01.7#

Sparkle Hour sleep tips. #00:17:06.6#

Sparkle Hour self-care around food — it’s not either/or (healthy or junk). #00:22:25.4#

You deserve good things. #00:23:15.5#

Past Thanksgivings can teach us a lot! #00:25:18.0#

It’s sad that self-care is questioning the norm. If questioning the norm is

Not your thing, we still love you. #00:27:32.9#

Whatever is nurturing to you is what matters. #00:28:45.7#

It doesn’t have to be that big, it’s just what you do to maintain your mindset, your body, your sunny disposition… #00:30:28.3#

Allow yourself to create a space to save up for self-care. That money is blessed because it shows that you have put yourself first. #00:32:46.7#

Own it loud and proud, you’re saving a dollar a day. #00:33:56.4#

Mom’s happy hour once a week…SNORT. #00:34:12.3#

What are you looking forward to? #00:34:58.6#

Ideas for freebie self-care activities, introvert suggestions. #00:36:21.9#

Sparkle Hour water tips. #00:38:38.7#

Nicole’s free self-care on the hill. #00:40:35.0#

Michelle’s free self-care option. #00:41:05.8#

Is your itty bitty shitty committee in charge of your time? #00:42:08.5#

We’d love to hear from you, if you considered the difference between the basics and self care. What is your next step? #00:43:54.3#

You can do this. #00:44:39.3#

Resources:  Michelle Lewis, a.k.a. “The Blessings Butterfly” created an online self-care program called The Cocoon – Empowered Transformation that is uniquely designed for people living in bigger bodies who are trying to take some simple, but transformative, steps to improve their health. Her 4-module program includes simple workouts, motivating mantras, powerful guided meditations, easy & tasty recipes, and fun tips. Learn more

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Special thanks to Angela of Angela Todd Transcription Services for her help with our show notes.

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