TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF – REALLY

Hey there, nature lovers and truth seekers! Welcome back to another blog post from the Anti Guru Guru corner, where we cut through the fluff and dive straight into the heart of what makes us tick. Today, we’re tackling a subject that’s as crucial as it is often misunderstood: taking care of yourself.

When most people hear “take care of yourself,” they think of hitting the gym or maybe taking a day off to binge-watch their favourite shows. But let me tell you, that’s only scratching the surface. Life is one sport, not seven separate ones. Like triathlon, which is one sport, not four separate ones, life demands a holistic approach to self-care.

 

Take care of yourself. You are good for nobody if you don’t take care of yourself. And I’m not talking about a superficial, Instagram-worthy self-care session. I mean deep, accurate, encompassing self-care that touches every aspect of your life.

You see, if you’re grumpy and irritable always, you’re no good to your family, friends, or colleagues. Your mood affects the people around you more than you realise. Take care of yourself. You’re good for nothing if you’re constantly in a bad mood.

What do you think about your physical health? It will seep into every other part of your life if you’re unhappy with your physical feelings. You might think you’re doing fine, but that dissatisfaction chips away at your self-esteem, confidence, and ability to enjoy life. Take care of yourself. You’re good for nobody if you’re neglecting your physical health.

Are you sacrificing your happiness for a silly cause? That’s a big one. We all have our causes and missions, but if you’re constantly putting your happiness on the back burner, what are you really achieving? Burnout is accurate, and it’s vicious. Take care of yourself. You’re good for nothing if you sacrifice your joy for something that leaves you drained and empty.

Let’s talk about emotions. Being manipulated by your emotions is like being on a roller coaster with no seatbelt. It’s chaotic, it’s unpredictable, and it’s exhausting. When you’re not in control of your emotions, they’re in control of you, and that’s a dangerous place to be. Take care of yourself. If you’re letting your emotions run the show, you’re good for nobody.

Regret and sorrow are heavy, burdensome emotions that can cloud your existence. Living in the past, mourning what could have been stops you from seeing the possibilities of the present and the future. Take care of yourself. You’re good for nothing if you constantly suffer under the weight of regret and sorrow.

This holistic approach extends to work and self-leadership. If you neglect your responsibilities, don’t manage your time well, or fail to lead yourself effectively, every other aspect of your life will suffer. Take care of yourself at work. You’re good for nobody if you’re not bringing your best self to your job. Effective self-leadership ensures you stay on track and balanced, ready to tackle life’s challenges.

This is why having a coach is essential. Someone who can see the whole picture, guide you to balance all the aspects of your life and remind you that life is one sport, not a collection of separate events. A good coach doesn’t just focus on one area—they help you integrate everything so you can thrive as a whole person.

Take care of yourself. It’s not a luxury. It’s a necessity. You can’t pour from an empty cup or give what you don’t have. If you’re not taking care of yourself, you’re not just doing a disservice to yourself—you’re doing a disservice to everyone around you.

So, the next time you hear “take care of yourself,” don’t just think about hitting the gym or taking a spa day. Think about your whole being. Your mind, your body, your emotions, your spirit, your work, and your self-leadership. They’re all interconnected; neglecting one part will eventually affect the others.

Remember, you’re good for nobody if you don’t care for yourself. Life is one sport, not seven separate ones. And to truly thrive, you need to approach it with that mindset.

Until next time, keep it accurate, keep it messy, and keep practising. See you soon!

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